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Political Playing Cards (2)

December 12th, 2016 · No Comments

This curious deck rejoices in the name of “Political Satire Playing Deck 1,” and was published in 1975 by the Spanish company Heraclio Fournier. The drawings are credited to Ortuño. The politicians are an international bunch; shown here is Sirimavo Bandaranaike, who served as Prime Minister of Ceylon and Sri Lanka. Besides playing the usual card games, you can also play “The Political Satire Game,” in which players compete using seven characteristics: Numerical Card Value, Name of the Person, Name of Country, Area in Square Miles, Population, Capital City, and Monetary Unit. The rules are complicated. You can also play “The United Nations International Party Game,” in which a card is pinned on each player’s back, and he or she has to guess who it is.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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