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Excellent set of delightful and presumably somewhat rare cards made by Hoyle (Stancraft brand) c.1961 to play the game "Liars Poker," a playing card relative of the well known "Liar's Dice" game. The deck was designed by (is copyrighted to) C.R. Jacob. The BoardGameGeek website describes a card game called "Liars Bluff" published in 1975, with cards designed by Jacob. I am not sure that it is the same game, but the design of the cards themselves is very similar, if not the same. Other than that mention, I have not found any reference to these cards in the literature available to me. The cards come with a paper insert, describing how the cards can be used to play "Liars Poker" and 6 other games.
The best way to describe this deck is to refer to the accompanying pictures. There are 52 cards, plus 2 "Liar" cards. The 52 cards consist of 4 of each denomination, i.e., 4 cards with Aces, 4 cards with Kings, etc. The difference is that – taking the Aces by way of example -- there is a card with 1 Ace, a card with 2 Aces, a card with 3 Aces, and a card with 4 Aces; the same is true for the cards of every other denomination. The designs on the court cards are a very charming and humorous variant of the Standard English pattern – different to the point that it may be more accurate to describe the cards as non-standard. As one may expect, the cards are poker size, measuring 89mm x 64mm. They come in the original box.
The cards, paper insert and box are all "as new."
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Hoyle (Stancraft) "Liars Poker" Card Game, C.R. Jacob Designs, c.1961
$20 USD SOLD
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