Three card games by British makers, each dated c.1930-1935. Each is available for $10; all 3 are for sale for $30. Each is described separately below.
• A card game published by W.H. Storey & Co., Ltd. called “My Word: The Better Letter Game.” It is described as follows at the Victoria & Albert website: “This game has 54 cards and the players have a choice of one of four moves. They take turns trying to form a complete word from the cards in their hands. The word is placed face up on the table and the players discard one of their cards and take either the exposed card or a blind one. Players can add to words already formed, for example, changing mother to smother; or substitute letters, for example replacing the second 'e' in expert with an 'o' to form export. As the game proceeds a crossword is formed so that after several turns the playing surface looks somewhat like a Scrabble board.” The set here for sale includes all 54 cards, plus a booklet setting forth the rules of the game. The cards are in excellent condition, lightly used if at all. The booklet is also in excellent condition. The box is in very good condition, structurally sound, but with a noticeable abrasion on the lid and general wear.
• A card game published by Universal Publications, Ltd. (with cards made in Belgium) called “Newmarket,” described as follows at the BoardGameGeek website: “A card game that is similar to the traditional playing card game of Racing Demon. One player is the Bookmaker and offers odds on each of the horses in any one race. For the race, cards are turned over and the horse named advances along the 'course'. And there are wild cards that affect the race; Jockey Falls, Little Brown Dog, Whip, and Spur. There is no skill at all apart from betting wisely or, if you are the Bookmaker, offering the right odds so that you can make a profit.” The set for sale has a full set of 52 cards, plus a paper insert “booklet” with the rules of the game, plus a paper insert described as a “specimen of THE RAPID RECORDING PAD obtainable from all Stationers, Stores, …” The cards are in excellent condition, clean and without issues, except that there is a significant bend to them on the vertical dimension. The paper booklet is in excellent condition, except for very slight rust on the staple that holds the pages together, and the specimen card is also in excellent condition, without issues. The box is in very good condition, quite clean but with one corner of the bottom separated and with damage to the lid at the title of the game, repaired with tape.
• A card game made and published by Waddington called “Bobs Yr Uncle,” described as follows at the BoardGameGeek website: “A very old and simple card game. The deck consists of 54 cards. 48 of which depict different nursery rhymes: 8 nursery rhyme sets plus 6 joker cards (3 ‘uncle’ cards and 3 ‘black boy’ cards). There are 3 ways to win this game. You can either get rid of all your cards, or collect all ‘uncle’ cards, or collect all of the ‘black boy’ cards.” The set for sale has a full set of 54 cards, plus a paper insert with rules of the game, plus remnants of the original box. The cards are in excellent condition, lightly used if at all. The paper insert is in good condition with wear and “wrinkles”, but complete and without major issues. The remnants of the box are useless as a box, and the set is priced as if there were no box at all.
THE COST SHOWN FOR DOMESTIC SHIPPING ASSUMES THAT ALL 3 DECKS ARE PURCHASED; IF 1 OR 2 ARE PURCHASED SHIPPING WILL BE LESS.
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