ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

c1860 - The Golden Egg Game, A Merry Round Game by Ogilvy

This game about trying to possess both the “golden egg” and the Golden Egg card at the same time – while paying fines etc as descirbed on other cards.

Golden Egg – Condition – Cards are thick and used (five appear to us to have come from another deck as they are slightly firmer and the backs are a slightly different color) (32 + Golden Egg Game Card), The Golden Goose Card has a forfeit handwritten at the top.

The rules mention a “golden egg” which is passed to the player that last who turned up an egg card. There is no reference to the Golden Goose in the rules which seems strange, and there is no forfiet on this card (apart from the handwritten one).

Possibly the Golden Egg Card was passed round and the Game Card is the Golden Goose. A wood painted golden egg is in the box (and the base of the box has been scrapped away to allow the box lid to close over the egg.)

Rules – photocopy (and may be from a different version of this game (hence the confusion with the egg being passed around)) / Box – original wooden box – base has a crack one side missing a very small piece at base (has been reglued) – Lid repaired at one end and does not fit perfectly – picture on lid clean and good

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REF: MIS720

£ 350

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c1868 - unknown ?Sparkles of Wit - D Ogilvy

A game by David Ogilvy that we can find no actual reference to, it may be Spakles of Wit, which we can find no pictures of.
The Ace of Spades is marked D. Ogilvy, 50 Edgeware Road, London
It is also slightly similar to the card game ‘Laughing Made Easy’ but with normal (French) suit signs and many more comments
Each card has 36 statements on it
Some are anagrams, some seem linked
Twelve from one card – picked at random
– Try Tapes – Son Aspirate H – A Cart Pole – These Demons – O Cut A ring – New Trap
O! A Peach Girl – Satan Rich It In – I Came To Land – Is Remote – Change Sir -Tear Monster

Any additional infomation would be gratefully received. Plain pink backs.

Condition
The cards are 1-10 of each suit (Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades) and four “game cards” – two with the word Besique – one with round circles with numbers for Besique scoring – one with Whist and two circles
It would appear that these last two cards could be cut to form spinners – Cards are good, and do not seem to have been played with – but there are odd yellowy stains on 3 or 4 of the cards, the worst shown in the picture. / No rules or box

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REF: MIS635

£ 225

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c1870 - Hide and Seek - Jaques

History of Kings and Queen – Series 1

The first of three in the series that teaches Historical Details about Kings and Queens of England.

William I to Richard II- Collecting Game similar to Counties of England – but harder
Monarchs are handcolored the rest are black/white

Hide and Seek – Condition – missing one card (not monarch) – 83/84 lost long ago – altered in old ink – Cards are very good no damage -hand coloring very bright – no box or rules, but rules to a similar type of collecting game could be provided

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REF: JAQ124

£ 20

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1870 - Illustarted Proverbs - Jaques

This game is a collecting game based around proverbs.
Each proverb consists of a hand colored card showing the proverb + a single word on each card for the cards that make up the proverb.

Illustrated Proverbs – Complete – Cards are good – odd foxed marks etc but no missing corners, creases etc – / Photocopied rules / No box

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REF: JAQ126

£ 40

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c1870 - Laughing Made Easy - Jaques

A unusual / rare game from Jaques.
The object is to get rid of your cards, by following suit or matching numbers.
Some special cards-: laughing, make and easy have special rules.

The cards also have a lot of amusing irrelvant information on them ( 4 to 6 items on each card) but this is not mentioned on the rules card.
eg A definitions of :- Insanity, A money lender, wit, Noah’s Ark.

Laughing Made Easy – Complete / Cards well used, dirty / Rules – original card + pool cards (Game and Laughing Made Easy) and Laughing, Made, Easy and Game cards / No box

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REF: MIS011

£ 45

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c1870 - The Game of Robin Hood - Jaques

A pretty Robin Hood Game that appears to be an updated version of the Oglivy “The Bugle Horn”.
The main character cards are colored (12 cards) – The bugle cards are partly colored, the rest black and white.
The game contains

53 cards and is complete – the breakdown of the cards seemed strange but matched cards listed in the V&A Collection

The Game of Robin Hood / Cards – complete / Rules – Original Card / no box
Postage
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REF: JAQ456

£ 275

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1870– The New Game of Royal Mail - Jaques

 The New Game of Royal Mail or London to Edinburgh by London & NW Railway, an
early version –( 88 not mentioned on the rules and added by hand) – colored

The New Game of Royal Mail – Condition / Board is good – odd blemishes can be seen on the picture – hand written additions to the rules. / The red leather cover titled in gold is good

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REF:  MIS405z

£ 110

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c1880s - The New Chinese Game of Frogs and Toads - Jaques

The pieces are original – the board and rules are photocopies.

The pieces this game are toads that crawl and the frogs that jump –

The pieces consist of three different colored bases – each with two different shaped bases

Jaques – Frogs and Toads – Pieces only original – Complete  – but there is paint damage and the pieces are grubby in original box that is good – no damage but label is scuffed at the edges / Rules – photocopy / Board copy /

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REF: JAC155

£ 120

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c1880 - The New Chinese Game of Frogs and Toads - Jaques

This is the complete game of Frogs ad Toads (The Board is often missing) – The toads crawl and the frogs jump – The pieces consist of three different colored bases – each with two different shaped bases –

Jaques – Frogs and Toads – Complete – Pieces (Frogs & Toads) have some paint damage and are grubby / Box – good – no damage but label is scuffed at the edges / Board split on the fold into two pieces, some wear – outer is good / Rules – Original – good

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REF: MIS351

£ 375

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c1880 - Victoria - John Jaques

Jaques Card Game – Victoria


Like a number of Jaques’ games issued in the 1870s, this was initally made by Ogilvy. 

One of the rarer of Ogilvy / Jaques Card Games — The suits are the emblems that represent England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales ie rose, thistle, harp, and Prince of Wales Feathers.

The cards are numbered 1-5 and for each emblem, there are 2 of numbers 3, 4, and 5 and 3 of numbers 1 and 2. There are also 4 “royal” cards. A collecting game that any number of people can play (according to the rules)

Condition / Cards complete almost unused / Rule – original – very good / Box – very good – but there is a sticker on the front.

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REF: JAQ122

£ 175

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1880 - The White Cat - Jaques

This is a wonderfully drawn game
It is a mix of collecting and betting – the mice being items for the pool
The lovely art work of cats, kittens and mice makes it very special

The White Cat – Complete – Cards – very good little sign of use but foxed (as was often the case with this game) / Rules – photcopy / No box

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REF: JAQ082

£ 85

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c1880- Sol or signs of the Zodiac - Jaques

c1880 – Sol or signs of the Zodiac J Jaques & Son.

There are cards for each astrological planet and the sun – stencil colored

Condition Sol – Cards are used and a little grubby – there is no box or rules

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REF: MIS514

£ 95

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c1880s - On Guard - Jaques

This game consists of sets of regiments – beautifully colored –
obviously educations for children.
A beautifully drawn with regiments and ranks featuring.

On Guard – Conditions – cards are in very good condition – but three are missing – There are no rules or box – It would be lovely framed

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REF: JAQ137

£ 40

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1882 - The Golden Egg - Ogilvy / Jaques

The cards in this version are smailer than those in the earlier version.

There are 52 cards all different except the 6 egg cards. Quite a complicate “pay the pool” arrangement. The cards and rules are in the style of Ogilvy and the game is advertised on one of two advertising cards which also advertise The Prince of Wales visit to India (1882).

Condition – Golden Egg – complete 52 cards – very good condition – no damage / Original card with rules / no box

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REF: JAQ083

£ 275

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1880 Music Loto - Jaques

This game is not common.


It is a loto / bingo game – where the winner complete a single row.

The Loto Cards have three rows of five musical symbol / notes etc.

When the called card has been matched the player covers their symbol with a musical instructment card.


Music Loto – Condition – Note Cards 80/90 / Symbol cards 76/90 / 12 Loto cards (complete) / Rules – photocopy / Box – wooden box with sliding lid – lid damaged at top and missing a small strip of wood / Picture on the lid – very good (small tear at top left) also very attractive in style-

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REF: JJ100

£ 195

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C1880/1890 Picture Loto - Jaques

This is game which involves matching words in English and French to pictures – Made by Jaques and in a Wooden Box – Colorful cards – nice educational game

Picture Loto – Contains 12 large Loto Cards – 175/180 small cards all in good condition /no rules /wooden box – scuffed, there is a split on one side (top ridge is missing so lid does not fit properly) 

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REF: JAQ210

£ 95

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c1890 Halma Game - Jaques

A Standard Jaques Halma board with playing pieces and rules

Jaques Halma / Condition / playing pices complete – although there is a little variation of colour / board – good and clean / Rules original / Box scuffed and alittle squashed

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REF: MIS708

£ 20

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1890s - L Entente Cordiale - John Jaques

This card game is about learning French (and possibly was published in France to help the French to learn English as rules are printed in French and English).

Condition. The game has 54 cards which are used to play the game and are in lightly used condition plus “The House Card” (photocopy) that determines who goes first – photocopied rules ( in English and French) – two part telescopic box has water damage

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REF: JAQ201

£ 30

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c1890s - Fireside Fun - Jaques

This Comic Game is similar to Laughing Made Easy – suits represent four countries.

There are 12 questions  / answers around easc card.   

These style of games seem to be quite rare but in good condition – so maybe they were not too much fun to actually play.


Condition – Fireside Fun – Complete / Cards very good / Rules – original card / Box split on one side

REF:MIS508

£ 85

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c1890s - The National Gallery - Jaques

A game to learn about art, matching artists’ and their paintings,

Jaques – The National Gallery – Condition – Complete – Cards – very good / rules – very good / Two part box – very good – some scuffing at edges

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REF: MIS602

£ 32

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1905 -Light Refreshment - Jaques

An interesting game that is concerned with making sandwiches – for which you need a knife, bread and a filling – but Bones won’t do

 

Light Refreshment – Complete (we believe) – cards – good played with – Rules – photocopy – Box – a bit split but showing the game well

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REF: JAQ211

£ 45

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1920/30 - French for Fun - Jaques

This is a quartette game for learning French – collecting group of similar items – instructions state “No English must be spoken except by the Teacher”

 

French for Fun – Condition – Complete / cards very good – light use – / Rules – photocopy / Box – two part telescopic – inner missing base – outer slight scuffing

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REF:  JAQ109

£ 28

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1923 - On Spec - Stocks and Shares - Jaques

c1923 Jaques – On Spec – A game of buying Stocks & Shares


There are Share Cards and Quotation Cards, Players buy cards initially without knowing the price but later in the game know the quotation price
The broker then buys back the stock at a price again decided by a quotation cards. .

On Spec – Condition – The share cards are complete (defined in the rules) the quotation cards are assumed complete as they fill the section – the number is not defined in the rules. The cards are good – lightly used but not damaged / there are counters included in the box / Rules – original – grubby / Box worn – top repaired, missing short side, base two corners are split, scuffed and a little grubby

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REF: MISC607

£ 65

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1930 - Countries of Empire - Jaques

Described as “The New Educational Game”
it uses Empire Marketing Board Posters to show the countries.


Pictures are sepia and interesting as a picture of the past

Countries of Empire – Complete – Cards are very good – Box slight damage to inner sleeve – Outer sleeve scuffed badly at corner – no rules but collecting game as Counties of England (copy of these can be supplied)

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REF: JAQ083

£ 20

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1935 Counties of Britain - Jaques C

aques Counties of Britain Served by London and North Eastern Railway

Described as “The New Educational Game”
it shows each town by way of Railway Posters
Backs show Train across a map of Britain
Eastern Counties plus Scotland

Counties of Britain – Complete – Cards – very good / Rules – photocopy / Box very good just odd scuffs

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REF: JAQ077

£ 35

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