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 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.

  • Unknown
    M1963-10
    Number game

    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 breaking…

  • Unknown
    W1994-14
    Playing cards

    Nippon Yusen K K.

  • Unknown
    AAB0057

    Four plastic dice, discoloured yellow.

  • Unknown
    1953
    W1976-61.34
    Playing cards

    Two packs of unused playing cards in a box.

  • 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
    AAB0082
    Playing cards

    Port Line playing cards.

  • De la Rue
    AAB0081
    Playing cards

    Port Line.

  • Unknown
    W1980-135
    Playing cards

    Incomplete pack of playing cards. Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co Ltd.

  • Unknown
    W1983-72
    Playing cards

    Merchant Navy Comforts Service.

  • Charles Goodall & Son Ltd
    W1983-72
    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
    W1972-54
    Playing card

    Unused two packs of United States Line playing cards in box.

  • Charles Goodall & Son Ltd
    W1972-54
    Playing cards

    Red Star Line playing cards in box.

  • John Waddington Ltd
    W1972-54
    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
    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
    W1972-54
    Playing cards

    Cunard Steamship Co Ltd.

  • Unknown
    W1972-54
    Playing cards

    Leyland Line.

  • 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

    Jigsaw puzzle (for the original box see record AAB0095.1) The ship is shown in Trafalgar square.

  • G. J. Fuller & Co
    W1972-54
    Playing cards

    Pack of playing cards in case in form of book, "The Idle Hour" inscribed on spine. Furness Withy and Co Ltd.

  • Unknown
    after 1970
    W1978-100
    Playing cards

    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
    W1974-27
    Jigsaw puzzle

    Wood jigsaw puzzle (Also box AAB0094.1) Depicts a cross section the RMS 'Aquitania' in orginal box.