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Entries from September 2012

Children’s Card Games (183)

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This edition of “Animal Rummy” was published by Whitman.  There’s no date, but I guess it was from some time in the ’60s.  Merry Monkey, Zippy Zebra, and other brightly colored anthropomorphic animals urge you to collect them in groups of four. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Children’s Card Games (182)

September 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments

“Slap Jack” is one of those enduring children’s games that seem to quietly survive under the radar.  Of course, you can play it with a normal deck; but you may as well let a designer have fun with it.  This 1965 Whitman version uses paisley and other patterns for most of the deck, and a […]

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Bulletin (17)

September 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Our film festival proved to be an enjoyable way to sit in the dark on a Sunday afternoon.  We were particularly happy to screen some of the films of John Keel, which had not been seen since the 1970s.  Thanks to all who attended. I will be showing comics and picture stories, projected on the […]

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