The Collections

Games

Created: 13.04.12


  • Name
  • Artist / Maker
  • Date made
  • ID
  • Unknown
    before 1814
    L4(26)a
    Backgammon board

    Backgammon board which belonged to Captain Matthew Flinders (1774-1814). There is a chess board on the outside of the inlaid hinged box, which has a backgammon board inside. It contains 15 white and 14 black pieces, a small box, 2…

  • Unknown
    circa 1880
    M1963-10
    Number game belonging to King George V

    A number game. A shallow square tray containing sixteen numbered wooden blocks. A typescript in the base of the tray reads: 'This game was played with by KING GEORGE V when he was a midshipman owing to the training ship…

  • Unknown
    circa 1935
    W1983-46.2
    Horseback deck game

    A horse and jockey on a metal stand. Part of a horse racing deck game from the Furness Withy Line comprising of eight horses and jockeys on metal stands with round or square bases.

  • Wallis, John
    1804
    A1992-02
    Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No.…

  • De la Rue
    Post 1821
    W1994-14
    Naval playing cards

    A pack of playing cards made by De la Rue & Co, London. The design on the back of the cards consists of a large blue dotted patch in the middle with a steam ship with two funnels at opposite…

  • Unknown
    Pre 1980s
    AAB0057

    A set of four cubed shaped plastic dice, three of the dice are sandy coloured while the forth is nearer an ochre colour.

  • Unknown
    1953
    W1976-61.34
    Pack of Naval Coronation playing cards in box

    A box containing two packs of cards in original wrapping. The box is white leather with a gold trim. Written on the box is 'CORONATION NAVL REVIEW, SPITHEAD, SS ORCADES 15 JUNE 1953'. The back of the playing cards shows…

  • De la Rue
    20th Century
    AAB0082
    Port Line playing cards with box

    A unopened pack of playing cards with the 'Port Line' logo on the outside. The back of the playing cards, alongside the front cover of the box, shows a ship that has just passed under a bridge into Sydney Harbour…

  • De la Rue
    20th Century
    AAB0081
    Port Line playing cards with box

    A unopened pack of playing cards with the 'Port Line' logo on the outside. The back of the playing cards, alongside the front cover of the box, shows a ship that has just passed under a bridge in Sydney Harbour…

  • Unknown
    W1980-135
    Incomplete Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co Ltd. pack of playing cards

    Incomplete pack of playing cards. The back of the playing cards is silver with 'P&O' written in the top left and bottom right corners. In the middle are two circles, one which has a black circle with blue hearts. The…

  • Unknown
    W1983-72
    Merchant Navy Comfort Service playing cards

    A pack of Merchant Navy Comforts Service playing cards. The box, which is white with blue text from top to the middle and then blue with white text from the middle to the bottom, has a signature that has been…

  • Charles Goodall & Son Ltd
    1914-1937
    W1983-72
    Commonwealth & Dominion Line playing cards

    A pack of playing cards, Commonwealth & Dominion Line, in a leather case in imitation of a book with crossed flags in gold - the Union Jack and the company house flag. The back of the cards is red, showing…

  • Unknown
    20th Century
    W1972-54
    Unopened United States Lines playing cards with box

    Two unopened packs of United States Line playing cards in a box. The box is blue with a golden edge and has the United States Line emblem stamped on the front. One pack of cards has a blue background with…

  • Charles Goodall & Son Ltd
    20th Century
    W1972-54
    Pack of Red Star Line playing cards with box

    A pack of playing cards that shows the Red Star Line logo. The back of the playing cards have a white outer border with a blue border with yellow stars. Inside the border are images of two inverted ships with…

  • John Waddington Ltd
    W1972-54
    Castle Line playing cards

    A pack of Castle Line playing cards in a cardboard box. The backs have the house flag of the castle line on a green background. Inscribed: 'CASTLE LINE HOUSTON GHENT HAVRE GALVESTON ANTWERP.' On the box: 'Linen finish, Waddington's twillese,…

  • De la Rue
    W1972-54
    Bibby Line playing cards

    Pack of Bibby Line Ltd playing cards. They have red backs each marked: 'BIBBY LINE'. In a cardboard box marked: 'DE LA RUE & CO'S "PNEUMATIC" PLAYING CARDS, MISDEALS PREVENTED THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO LIMITED. LICENSEES AND MANUFACTURERS,…

  • Unknown
    1879-1934
    W1972-54
    Cunard Steamship Co Ltd notebooks and single playing card

    A black leather case with an emblem in gold on the flap. The pack also includes two cards that state the advantages of using the Braketless system in ship construction. Both cards are held together with two metal rings and…

  • Unknown
    1873-1935
    W1972-54
    Leyland Line Playing cards with leather case

    A pack of playing cards with a red and black patterned imitation leather case. The back of the playing cards both have a white outer border but the inner background colour for the two decks alternates between blue and gold.…

  • France: Armed Forces
    1803-14
    SS238.1
    Domino box

    Bonework domino box and cribbage board made by a French prisoner of war. It has a wooden base and a pierced, arched lid on hinges. A pull-out bone slide beneath the lid shows a sailor mourning beside a monument with…

  • France: Armed Forces
    1803-14
    SS238.2
    Domino box

    The inside of this Domino box is decorated with a British sailor mourning at a bust of Nelson. This was a common theme on souvenirs and commemorative pieces after the Battle of Trafalgar. This particular piece was made by a…

  • Baddeley, William
    1870
    W1979-112.3
    Cribbage board

    A teak cribbage board inscribed: 'London to New York 'Stirling Castle' July 1870'. Made by William Baddeley (1848-1939) a traveller and artist.

  • Chad Valley Co Ltd
    circa 1936
    W1974-27
    Queen Mary in Trafalgar Square

    A partially complete wooden Jigsaw puzzle that shows RMS Queen Mary in Trafalgar Square (for the original box see record AAB0095.1) .

  • G. J. Fuller & Co
    1891-1980
    W1972-54
    Furness Withy and Co Ltd playing cards in leather book

    A pack of playing cards in a red leather book with gold lines around the spine and edges. "The Idle Hour" inscribed on spine. The Furness Withy and Co Ltd is stamped in the bottom right corner on the cover.

  • Unknown
    after 1970
    W1978-100
    Incomplete set of Royal Navy Careers Service playing cards

    An incomplete set of cards for recognition of naval vessels and other vehicles. Royal Navy Careers Service. One card gives instructions on how to play 'Navy Snap' and 'Navy Rummy'.

  • Unknown
    1914-1950
    W1974-27
    RMS Aquitania wooden jigaw puzzle in box

    Wood jigsaw puzzle (Also box AAB0094.1) It depicts the complete jigsaw which shows a cross section the RMS 'Aquitania' in its orginal box.