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Belisha And The Zebra Crossing

Belisha is a card game first published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games) in 1937 that utilises the rules of Rummy with the traffic signs in the United Kingdom making up the theme. Instead of the standard suits and numbers … Continue reading

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One For The Boys

Once again the ‘Odhams Book of Childrens Games, Puzzles and Pastimes’ Omnibus provides a couple of games but this time of a more macho nature. Instead of a cissy Princess in a tower, here we have a proper train set! … Continue reading

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Of Party Games & Cake

How many people have looked into the cost of a child’s birthday party and shaken their heads in despair? First there is the food, (cakes, chocolate, fancy buns etc.), second a magician, third, a bouncy castle, fourth . . . … Continue reading

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One For The Girls

Once again I have delved into the ‘Odhams Book of Childrens Games, Puzzles and Pastimes’ Omnibus for a couple of games. The one here on the right is a simple black and white drawing that involves rescuing  the fair Princess … Continue reading

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A Pack Of Cards

The actual origin and worldwide dissipation of the humble playing card is lost in the mists of time. And the number of games it is possible to devise from a simple bundle of painted cards is quite astonishing. Books upon … Continue reading

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