See also the consolidated alphabetical index of articles.


Vol. XXIV (1995 – 96)

  1. Sigmundt Beck’s Playing-Cards in the Czech National Museum; Casino from Nowhere to Vaguely Everywhere; Giocatori di Carte in Inediti Affreschi Lombardi del ‘400
  2.  Le Coucou en France; IPCS London Convention; Portrait de Paris after World War II; Laurence Alt (obituary)
  3. Brag in Literature and Life 1; Italian-suited Cards: The Trentine Pattern; The Swedish Connection of the Spielkartenfabrik von C. L. Wüst 1811 – 1927; Los Naipes de Cadiz (review)
  4.  Brag in Literature and Life 2; Kultur und Kunstgeschichte der Spielkarte (review); Liuk Fu, Cháng Pái and Other East Asian Trick-Taking Games; Playing-Cards as Lining for Drawers
  5. Playing-Cards in Lucca; The Playing-Card Workshops of Sawantwadi; Bombay or Vienna?; Should we perpetuate errors?; Playing-Cards Made by Johann Ziser, Prague
  6. Two Spanish Designs Adapted for French Use; “Troeven”: the Simplest Game of Trumps; The Last Days of Indian Playing-Cards?; The History of the Spielkartenfabrik von Georg Martin Neumann; 66-Card Tarock in the Tyrol; Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses (review); The Storage and Display of Playing-Cards

Vol. XXV (1996 – 97)

  1. Russian Card Games and Their Literature; Stukeley-Type Playing-Cards in Prague; The Manuscript of Johannes; “Beautiful Bath” pack by Karl Gerich; I Tarocchi Siciliani (review); The Triumphs of Hermes and Wisdom 1; Games of Eleusis, Crowley and Maze
  2. Triumphs of Hermes and Wisdom 2; The Playing-Card Factory of C. L. Wüst: a Chronology; Games of Styrivolt, Vorms and Cicera; (more on) Stukeley Cards in the Prague Museum; Tarocke (review); Schach und Karten – und Schachkarten
  3. Report on Convention at Kecskemét; The Later Pattern for Sicilian Tarots; Report of first Norwegian Playing-Card Society Meeting; Note sur les “cartes debassette”; Games of Shoot Pontoon and Don; Naqsh in the Nineteenth Century; The “Curse of Scotland”?
  4. Documents on Playing-Cards in Piedmont, part 1; Il Castro di Issogne; “Climbing” Games; Two Ten Seven Character Cards in Hsian; Triumphs of Hermes and Wisdom 3
  5. Documents on Playing-Cards in Piedmont, part 2; First Reference to Jass; Games of Cotecchio and Trappola; Triumphs of Hermes and Wisdom 4; The Wooden Playing-Cards of the Mongols; The Playing-Cards of Spain (review); Minor British Playing-Card Makers of the Nineteenth Century Volume 1 (review); Playing-Cards in Urbino – a Discovery
  6. La Virtú in Giocco 1; Le Livre Belote, Histoire du Bridge, Kartenspiele in Familien – und Freundeskreis, Doppelkopf, Ujabb 21 kártyajátek és még 12 pasziánsz (reviews); (yet more on) Stukeley Cards in the Prague Museum; A Wicked Pack of Cards (review); Minor British Playing-Card Makers of the Nineteenth Century Volume 2 (review); Counties of England (review); Erneute Betrachtungen zu einem erloschenen Standardbild mit deutschen Farben; The Conception of Ancestors to Tarot Games

Vol. XXVI (1997 – 98)

  1. The Game of Three Chrysanthemums; Preference in Russia; Le Portrait d’Aluette Tramezal et Marais; Games: Partners, Allies and Looking for Friends; La Virtú in Giocco 2
  2. Orpelli e Naipi; A Greenlandic Descendant of Karnöffel; Game of Trappola; Bhavnagar State Historical Cards; La Virtú in Giocco 3
  3. Card Playing and Playing-Cards; Es mus es algo más, Perfectionez seul votre tarot, Kortspelshandboken, Das grosse Buch der Kartenspiele, Schweizer Jass-führer, Forty Fives, Juegos de cartas, Szórakoztató kártyajátékok kézikönyve (reviews); Report on Convention in Trieste and Venice; Bolognese Tarocchino: “Sequenza” Cards; Wüst’s Swiss Connections; Some notes on the Bhavnagar Cards; Storing and Displaying Playing-Cards; Albanian Card Games: a Recent Tradition
  4. Norskeforening for Spillkortsamlere; Beating Off the Attack; The Trumps on the Casa Rella Frescoes; Twenty Years of Cartophilia Helvetica; Die Kartenmacherfamilie Backofen in Nürnberg, The Art of Tarot (reviews); Profile of Han Janssen; News from Altenburg
  5. The “Very Costly Game” of Zwicken; Playing the Game: Playing with numbers; The Regensburg pattern; New Issues; IPCS Millennium Project; Pattern Sheet Editor; A Short History of Playing-Cards in the United States; Letter to the Editor (T. Denning); Visit to a new UK Playing-Card Maker
  6. Editorial; Millennium Deck; Society News; From the Secretary’s Desk; Miscellany (Blocks used to print card hands, Playing-card electronic mailing list, Frequently Asked Questions); Book Reviews (A Magyar Kártya/Die Ungarishce Karte), Auctions and Lists; Publications Roundup; Playing the Game: Notes on fishing; New Issues; Other Issues; Ein Netzwerk von Bildern; Stýrivoltur, the Karnöffel of the Faroes, part 1; The Game of Faro

Vol. XXVII (1998 – 99)

  1. Editorial and result of Modiano Prize 1998; Talon/BDK Meeting 1998; Ravensburger Games takes over Berliner Spielkarten; Notes and Queries (Playing cards to keep fit, Internet news, Names of English court card patterns, Happy Families, Early British playing-cards); Publications Roundup; Book Reviews (London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Volume 12: Makers of Playing Cards’ company 1675 – 1760, Saddlers’ Company 1657 – 1666, Tobacco Pipemakers’ Company 1800, Tarrokk Album, Games We Play. History of J.W. Spear & Sons, Minor British Playing Card Makers of the Nineteenth Century. Volume 4. James English & Compnay; Peerless Card Company); Playing the Game: Black kings in Greenland and Black Maria in Finland; New Issues; An Unusual Hindu pack of cards; ; Stýrivoltur, the Karnöffel of the Faroes, part 2
  2. George Beal: an Appreciation; Letter to the Editor (R. Lancaster); Notes and Queries (Internet News, New Cards for Old, Casino Telephone Card, Name of the Game in Chinese, Frequently Asked Questions); Book Reviews (“Welli & Co” Spielkarten aus Alt-Tirol 1750 – 1900. Sonderheft zu Talon No. 7, Tarot Cards and the Millennium – the Story of Who’s on the Cards and Why); Playing the Game: Cards in Russian prisons; New Issues; A pack not made by Hunt; In Search of Tarot Sources: part 1; A visit to Sawantwadi
  3. Editorial; Rendez-vous at Issy, 23 – 25 October; Klaus Reisinger’s response to receiving the Modiano Prize 1998; Notes and Queries (Internet news, Plea for information, Second-hand Cards, Exhibition of “Seducing Cards” at Turnhout); Publications Roundup; Book Reviews (Kártyafestõk Magyarországon / Kartenmaler in Ungarn / Card Makers in Ungarn, Igorny Dom [The Gambling House], New Playing Card Figures by Academic Sharleman, I Giochi di Carta / Card Games, Playing cards & Card Games on British Cigarette Cards – a Checklist and Anglo-American Playing Cards on Overseas Cigarette Cards – a Checklist (provisional)); Playing the Game: Recent books; Playing-Card Ephemera; New Issues; Bubble Cards and Prints; In Search of Tarot Sources: part 2
  4. Address from our President; Notes and Queries (Staff to leaf transformation in English cards, The American Game Collectors’ Association, Royal Geographical Whist, Further notes on the playing-cards of Sawantwadi, Internet news, Casino playing-cards, Michael Dummett, Vanity Fair); Publications Roundup; Playing the Game: Zwickern; New Issues; William Montagu’s Geographical Pack of 1793; Huchot and other card game illustrators; Perilous times of 19th century playing-card makers in London; La prima edizione di Chitarrella
  5. Editorial; IPCS convention 24 – 26 September Wroclaw; The index on-line; Notes and Queries (Standcraft Janus pack, Black Cat cigarette playing-cards, Thackeray’s connections with cards, Rudolf von Leyden, Ganjifa exhibition, Leicester, De La Rue’s early Ace of spades, Miniature cards, Quartet CD-ROM, Society news, Dates in 18th century England and “Bubble Cards”); Book Reviews (British Patents, Design of and Games with Playing-Cards); Playing the Game: Quitlok; Number symbolism and the tarot trumps; Playing cards in Bermuda; New Issues; Los Impuestos Sobre los Naipes en los Reinos de España, entraga 1; The ‘Nine Worthies’ and French cards
  6. Editorial; Notes and Queries (German area representative, Belgian mystery pack, AG Müller now owned by Carta Mundi, Turnhout museum closes for refurbishment, Questions for the 3rd millennium, part 1, “Cries and Humours of London” completed, …and now wash your hands, Internet news, Exhibition at Albemarle Gallery, London); Publications Roundup; Playing the Game: king-ten-five or ace-ten-five; New Issues; SK329858; “MADE FROM PW” – ein handgemachtes Internationales Bild; Los Impuestos Sobre los Naipes en los Reinos de España, entraga 2; Stubai Valley Droggn and Dobbm – two living fossils of the Austrian card game landscape, part I

Vol. XXVIII (1999 – 2000)

  1. Editorial; BDK/Talon meeting in Goslar; Letters to the Editor (W. Suma, J. Taylor, T. Denning); Notes and Queries (Belgian mystery pack, Early editions of Waite/Colman Smith’s tarot deck, Accolade for Issy-les-Moulineaux museum, Tarot exhibition at Turnhout, L’ACCART strikes back, More on second-hand cards, Questions for the 3rd millennium, part 2, Internet news); Publications Roundup; Book Reviews (Cartiers Parisiens du XIXe Siècle, The catalogue of Happy Family Games. Promotional Packs); Playing the Game: Swiss games and more relatives of Rook; New Issues; SK329858 (reprinted with corrections); Nouvelle Étymologie du terme tarock/tarot; The return of Bridge to its homeland; Stubai Valley Droggn and Dobbm – two living fossils of the Austrian card game landscape, part II; Phillip Otto Runge’s first playing-cards
  2. Editorial; Modiano Prize winner 1999; IPCS British Group meeting in Leicester; Notes and Queries (Political allegiances and Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Cards, French-suited 60-card decks, Cheating in South African casinos, Questions for the 3rd millennium, part 3, Tarot studies, 18th century advertisement for playing-cards, Bicycle playing-cards in Canada, Playing-card manufacture in Germany in the 1880s, Internet news); Publications Roundup; Book Reviews (Spielkarten, volumes 6 – 9, Michaela Klinkow:Spielkartenmakulatur, Schweizer Spielkarten 1. Die Anfänge im 15. Und 16. Jahrhundert); New Issues; Playing the Game: more 66-card tarot games; The manufacturing process of French-suited playing-caards befoe 1800; Taking the ‘waters of Ambert’ too literally a very early advertising deck; French suits and English names; A new card design from China; Stubai Valley Droggn and Dobbm – two living fossils of the Austrian card game landscape, part III
  3. Editorial; Trevor Denning – Honorary Fellow; Fournier’s giant pack at Guildhall Library; 1999 IPCS Convention, Wroclaw, Poland; Letter to the Editor (T. Denning); Notes and Queries (Deck or Pack?, Woodpecker Press, Death of L.M.C. Fradera, Exhibition at Guildhall Library, London, La recoupe – new cards for old?, Belgian mystery pack – still a mystery, Cartorama catalogue XXV, ACCART meeting November, Wroclaw convention, Internet news); Book Reviews (Museo “Fournier” de Naipes de Alava Catalogo Tomo IV, Spielkarten aus der Sammlung Schultz, TAROCKE: Kulturgeschichte auf Kartenbildern. Band 6); Publications Roundup; Playing the Game: Recent books; De La Rue’s first playing-cards; New Issues; I Trionfi di Marziano; La première mention de la Scopa; Golden Patience – A new pack of cards from Moehsnang
  4. Editorial; Victor Ferro Torrelles on the award of the 1999 Modiano Prize; The early history of the IPCS; Letters to the Editor (P. Wood, R. Lancaster); Notes and Queries (Talon/BDK meeting Vienna, Links to IPCS members’ home pages, De La Rue’s first playing-cards – the ugly queens, First European museum website, Benetton Foundation awards for games research, Mystery pack); New Issues; Musical composition with playing-cards; Book Review (Spielkarten aus Goslar); Publications Roundup; Playing the Game: exploring the boundaries; Bony, une fabrique de cartes à jouer et papiers peints à Lunéville (1836 – 1941); The ‘Maacher Kulturhuef’; Facsimile of a prisoner’s hand-made cards from the Grini concentration camp, Norway
  5. Editorial; IPCS Millennium pack; Letters to the Editor (M. Dummett, J. McLeod); Les amis du Kulturhuef; Notes and Queries (Call for papers for 2000 convention, Advantages of card playing, Mystery deck fully revealed, Connaissez-vous ce jeu du ‘Happy Families’?, Holding hands – the fanning of a hand of cards, Ray Hartz – an obituary, Corrections to early history of the IPCS, Internet news); New Issues; Publications Roundup; Book Reviews (The catalogue of Happy Family Games, Part One and Part Two); Playing-cards and Medley prints; Extra Zwanglose Karte; The 2000 Convention – further information; Playing the Game: Swazi Casino; Two Portugal Insurrection packs
  6. Preliminary Convention 2000 schedule; Notes and Queries (Carta Mundi’s millennium mystery, Hands up! Fanning of a hand of cards, French promotional Happy Families pack, Isle of Man Souvenir Cards, Dealt a precious hand, Internet news); New Issues; Playing the Game: Jass games – a survey; A 19th century Kurnol Dashavatara ganjifa pack; Publications Roundup; Rock Brothers and Payne – a Victorian stationer and playing-card maker; Playing-cards from Goslar; Grevjass, a modern Faroese pointer to the Jass of Czar Peter I;

Vol. XXIX (2000 – 2001)

  1. BDK/Talon meeting 2000
    Playing the Game: the survival of Hombre; Klabberjaß im Alten Land bei Hamburg
    L’Inquisition, le Monopole et les Cartiers en Espagne au XVIe Siècle
    Cracow playing-card manufacturers in modern Times
    A Phoenix Arises
  2. The competitions for the back design of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards presentation packs
    An introduction to playing-cards from the Czech lands
    Dates of packs on Lenthall’s List
    Playing the Game: the other Napoleon
  3. Report on Joint IPCS/52 Plus Joker Convention
    Playing the Game: Recent books
    Playing-cards of Malta
    The Printing of Playing-Cards
    The late Ming game of Ma Diao
  4. John McLeod on receiving the Modiano prize
    Playing the Game: Tarokk in Hungary
    A 19th Century Glossary of Playing-Card Terms
    Rocks in the Landscape (cards of Jean Vérame)
    A Response to the *tuman Problem
    Wolfgang Suma: a Personal Reminiscence
  5. Playing the Game: All Fours and its Descendants
    Argentinian Playing-Cards: Part 1 Art and Politics
    Playing Cards on Book Plates
    William Warter’s “Proverbial Cards”
  6. Playing the Game: CUAJO: a Chinese Game with Spanish Cards
    Bid Whist
    Portraits en Espagne avant 1800: Le Portrait de Valence
    The Origin of the first English Joker

Vol. 30 (2001 – 2002)

  1. Playing the Game: Rules, Conventions and Customs
    Maimonides – A Trace of Playing-Cards in the 12th Century
    Maltese Dragon Cards
    Playing Cards of Canada
    Stewart Lawrence: An Appreciation
  2. Playing the Game: Oochlee – A Game from Northern Syria
    Dilys Henrik Jones: An Appreciation
    German Flower Quartet games
    Hodges’ Artful Dodges
    Tarocchino Bolognese: Due Nuovi Manoscritti Scoperti: Parte 1
  3. Argentinian Playing-Cards: Part 2 Gaucho and Other Cards
    Playing-Cards of the Chitrashala Press: Part 1
    Mamluk Problems
    19th Century Images of Chinese card Players
  4. Playing The Game: Tarock in Romania
    Cards of the Chitrashala Press: Part 2
    Martin Le Franc et les Tarots Visconti
    Tarocchino Bolognese: Due Nuovi Manoscritti Scoperti: Parte 2
  5. A Rare 1909 American Russian Political Pack
    An Early mention of Playing-Cards in Australia
    Portraits Standard en Turquie au XIXe Siècle
  6. Playing the Game: Recent Books
    Computer Images of Playing-Cards
    Ernesto Flaiban: Playing Card Manufacturer of Buenos Aires
    Playing-Cards in Brazil
    Playing-Cards of the 1893 Chicago World Fair

Vol. 31 (2002 – 2003)

  1. Playing the Game: Tulip Growers’ Pandoeren
    How Little Do We Know?
    De La Rue’s Stick Business in Surrey
    The Wheelers: A Family of Card makers and Card Forgers?
    Tûmân, or the 10,000 Cups of the Mamlûk Cards
  2. Playing the Game: Indian Jass games
    Amends to Athanasius Kircher
    The Extended Dasavatara Packs of Orissa
    The ‘Yezi Pu’ (Manual of Leaves)
  3.  Playing the Game: More Indian Jass Games
    Der Fürst und der Kartenspiel: Piquet-Regeln (um 1620)
    Heraclio Fournier: Note on the Manufacture of Playing-Cards
    The Map Cards of William Redmayne c.1676
  4. Playing the Game: Which Whist
    Alf Cooke: Printer and Maker of Playing-Cards
    Lenthall vs Redmayne et al
    Les Cartes de Marseille au Mexique au Début du XVIIIe Siècle
    The Heraldic Crosses on the 2000 Worshipful Company’s Pack
  5. Playing the Game: More Whist and comments on Tuppi
    Chinese Money Suited Cards
    L.P. Holmblad – Danish playing-Card Maker: The Tarok Packs
    Pan Zhiheng’s ‘Xu Yezi Pu’ Part 1
    Tuppi: Lapland’s National Game
  6. Playing the Game: Card Games in Iran
    A Pack for the Prague 1908 Jubilee Exhibition
    Pan Zhiheng’s ‘Xu Yezi Pu’ (Sequel to a Manual of Leaves) Part 2
    Playing-cards of the Cuming Museum

Vol. 32 (2003 – 2004)

  1. Playing the Game: Owl or Eagle? The Uhu in Austrian Tarock
    Modern techniques of scientific Analysis of Playing-Cards
    Playing-cards of Latvia
    Royalty on Danish Playing-cards
  2. Playing the Game: Golf
    Cartomancy in Bologna
    First Steps of Bridge in the West: Collinson’s ‘Biritch’
    Playing-cards for the Afterlife
    Playing Cards of the Cuming Museum: The European Cards
  3. Playing the Game: Tournament Report
    A Propaganda Deck for the Siege of Leningrad
    AGM AGMüller: 175 Years of Playing-Card Manufacture
    Three Chiki Games
  4. Playing the Game: Partition Games
    Back to the Roots of a Modern Flower Deck
    Playing-Cards of Estonia
    Mahjong(g) before Mahjong(g): Part 1
    Where Do the Virtues Go
  5. Playing the Game: Invention and Evolution
    A 19th Century Hand-painted French-Suited Pack from Oglewadi
    A New Playing-Card Factory in the Netherlands
    Des “cartes communément appelées taraux” 1ère Partie
    Mahjong(g) before Mahjong(g): Part 2
  6. Playing the Game: Brelan in Belgium
    A 19th Century Czech Nationalistic pack by Emanuel Neumann
    Des “cartes communément appelées taraux” 2ème Partie
    On the Origin of Styles: Taxonomy of the English Pattern
    Playing-Cards and the Olympic Games
    The Tarot Myth

Vol. 33 (2004 – 2005)

  1. Playing the Game: Tarocco Ticinese
    48-Card Packs in Italy
    Goodall’s Royal Masonic Playing Cards
    Entre tarot et jeux de cour: une carte à jouer italienne
    Marziano da Tortona’s Tractus de deificatione sexdecim heroum Part 1
  2. Playing the Game: The Benelux Games of Trumps
    An Enigmatic Betrothal on Lucas van Leyden’s Painting The Card Reader
    Henry Druitt Phillips
    Marziano da Tortona’s Tractus de deificatione sexdecim heroum Part 2
    Rummy Mahjong – Playing Cards on Tiles
    Taxes on Playing Cards in Argentina
    The Sicilian Trumps
  3. The Sicilian Trumps
    Playing Cards of the Great exhibition in London, 1851
    American Indian Playing-Cards of French and English Derivation
    Maltese Playing Card makers 1684-1750
    Whist-Regeln in Kontinentaleuropa bis 1800
  4. Playing the Game: Schnellen, Hucklebuck & Donut
    A Playing Card Discovery in Schongau (Bavaria)
    Augustus Wollaston Franks
    Brief Sketch of the History of Tarot Cards
    Kakkuri: The Last Yomi Game of Japan
    Lady Charlotte Schreiber: Card Collector Extraordinary
    The Holmblad Playing Card Patterns
    Worshipful Company of maker’s of Playing Cards 1887 Ladies Pack

Vol. 34 (2005-2006)

  1.  The Talon/BDK Meeting 2005
    An Early 20th Century Pack of French Suited Cards by Narayan Ramachandra Kelkar
    Early Cardmakers in Scotland
    The Early Waite-Smith Tarot Editions
    A Severe Penalty for Forgery of the Ace of Spades
    A Survey of Russian Playing-Card Publications
    Carte da gioco del ‘700 nella Cappella Sistina
    The 1890 Worshipful Company Pack for the Summer Ladies Dinner
    Non-Standard De La Rue Packs for King Christian X of Denmark
    De La Rue & Co. London and Paris Decks
    Playing the Game: Kaiser, Joffre and the Lost Heir
  2. IPCS Turnhout Convention report
    The ASESCOIN 2005 meeting
    Playing Cards and Tarots in Naples, 15th-18th Centuries
    A Czech National Revival Pack c. 1890 engraved by Karel Hoffman
    Gambling in Malta under the Order of St. John
    A Pack by Grimaud for the Liner France
    Playing the Game: Canasta Relatives – Games with Feet
  3. In Memoriam Klaus Reisinger 1941 – 2006
    The 14th Century and the Introduction of Playing Cards into Europe
    Owen Jones (1809 – 1874): Architect, Decorative Artist & Designer of Playing Cards
    A Discovery of 16th Century Playing-Cards
    Early Documents on Playing Cards in Mantua; William Taunton and the Game of Zetema
    Playing the Game: Truc, Vitou and Aluette
    A Pack made by a Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War
  4. Obituary: Lorna Collett
    A Czech Hussite Pack
    C. L. Wüst and the Theilungs-Recess
    Die “quarten” aus dem Hennegau
    Hallazgos de barajas antiguas españolas
    John Kirk – An 18th Century Card Maker
    Mahjong(g), before and after Mahjong(g)
    When We Were Very Young
    Playing the Game: Literature and Joffre cards

Vol. 35 (2006 – 2007)

  1. Playing the Game: Truf
    Collecting Australian Playing Cards
    The Emergence of the Tulip on Playing and Oracle Cards
    Mahjong(g) before and after Mahjong(g): Part 2
    I Tarocchi della Collezione Rothschild al Louvre: Nuove Proposte di Lettura
    Komi and Nakash – Two gambling games of Orissa
  2. Playing the Game: Scharwenzel
    From Schongau to St Petersburg
    Very Old Wrappers
    Playing cards and Tax Stamps form Czechoslovakia
    Did Card Makers Always Make Their Own Cards
  3. Playing the Game: Twenty Two
    Embarrassing Tiles: Mahjong and the Taipings
    Early Cards of Bordeaux
    Some Remarks on the Relationship between Church and Card Games
  4. Playing the Game: Chinese games, Big Three and Fight the Landlord
    Some Remarks on the Relationship between Church and Card Games Part 2
    The Hunting pack made by Mihály Zichy
    Rabouge – History, Rules, Cards
    The Origins of Euchre
    Le Prince à la Table de Jeu

Vol. 36 (2007-2008)

  1. Playing-card Backs
    The Stralsund Single-faced Pattern
    Early Italian Lists of Tarot Trumps
    Giovanni del Ponte and the dating of the Rothschild cards in the Louvre: some further considerations
    Seven Bridge
    Playing the Game: Compendium Games
  2. Report from Ravenna
    Recognizing a Nineteenth-Century Apache Playing Card Artist: The Tonto Naipero
    Bhavnagar State Historical Cards: New Finds
    Du piquet au whist: les marqueurs de jeu de cartes entre France et Grande-Bretagne
    Cards and Card-Playing in Muscovite Russia
    Playing the Game: Italian Games and Recent Books
  3. Latvian wartime playing-cards
    French suited tarot decks in Denmark and the Jacob Holmblad Animal tarot
    A Pair of Transformation Packs
    Playing Cards in Rome – 15th- 17th Centuries
    Playing the Game: Five-player Dasavatartas from West Bengal
  4. Undescribed Standard Patterns
    Crouds in the Streets, Meetings at the Tables
    Black Peter – a Brigand?
    Playing-cards by Academician Sharleman
    A Sequel to Max Ruh’s “Playing-Card Backs”
    Array Rummy Game
    Playing the Game: Card games with layouts

Vol. 37 (2008-2009)

  1. Arundhati and Saptarishis (Seven Sages)
    Flowers and Kings: A Hypothesis of their Function in Early Ma Que
    Playing Cards: Uses and Abuses
    Storing and Cataloguing a Small Playing Card Collection
    Page One
    Marked Playing Cards
    Playing the Game: Modern Skruuvi
  2. Entre farsa et barzelletta: jeux de cartes italiens autour 1500
    Quartet Games and their History
    The Devil and the Two of Hearts
    Playing the Game: Troggu in Visperterminen
  3. Back to Card Backs: Rosart’s Tarotées
    Gabriel Shire Tregear and “The March of Intellect” Card Game
    The Fennell series of Irish Heroic & Historic Playing Cards
    Printing Methods used in the Manufacture of Playing-cards
    Was there a “Portrait de Nice”?
    Maldivian card games: rules, language and history
    Playing the Game: Dai Fugô
  4. Aspects of Self Playing-Cards
    Joker Collecting and Manufacturers
    Dasamahavidyas – the Ten Mahavidyas
    Three Centuries of Playing-cards in the Netherlands 1600 – 1900
    Roomse Constitutie Kaarten – fallible for losers, infallible for winners.
    Playing the Game: Tarock News

Vol. 38 (2009-2010)

  1. Members Only Area of Web Site
    New Issues on the Web
    Le portrait de Pampelune
    Miniature Cards from the 19th Century
    From the Symbolism of Wings to the Symbolism of Tarot Cards
    Taxes on Playing-Cards in the Republic of San Marino
    Playing the Game: Indian games – double tricks and collecting tens
  2. Obituary: Trevor Denning
    October in Toronto
    Playing the Game: Iberian Triumphs Worldwide
    The magion Experience in Italy, A mahjong District in (Emilia) Romagna
    The Proto-historiography of Playing Cards:
    Early Hypotheses and Beliefs About the Origins of Cards and Card Games in Europe
    Cartographic and Map Playing Cards 1590-1798
  3. In Memoriam Bob Haleber
    Dutch Scenic Aces
    Domino Cards
    Classifying Non-standard Playing Cards
    A Century with the Waite-Smith Tarot (and all the others …)
  4. Dawson’s Game: Blackjack and the Klondike
    Port Books
    Collecting Playing-cards in China
    Chamundeshwari Chad
    Two fifteenth-century Italian cards
    Playing the Game: Minchiate

Vol. 39 (2010-2011)

  1. Playing the Game: Origin of Königrufen
    Portugal Playing Card Tax – Imposto do cartas de jogar
    El Juego de naypes of Fernando de la Torre – A Fifteenth-Century Spanish Card Game
  2. Report from the Convencaò de Lisboa
    When (and how) did Tarot reach Germany
    Playing-card Taxes in Uruguay
    The story behind a simple receipt
    La marque dans la famille des jeux hollandais de bel-bruyten
    Court figures in pre-standardized France
  3. Playing the Game: Race Games with Playing-Cards
    Twelve-suited 144 Cards Gul aur Bulbul Ganjifa,
    Expanded Form of 96 cards Moghul Ganjifa from Banganapalle
    Desert Island Games
    A transition, a problem and more on Llewellyn
    Tokens for Whist, Part I: Hoyle’s Method of Scoring and other Whist Counters
  4. Playing the Game: The Influence of Magic
    Tokens for Whist Part II: From Simple to Quadruple
    Winning Hearts and Minds: The Theory Behind the Playing-Card Backs Designed by Owen Jones
    A Note on the History of Cuccù
    The Soldier´s Prayerbook gave rise to a press-law suit in 1779

Vol. 40 (2011-2012)

  1. Playing the Game: Marimba… without mallets
    From ‘britch’ to ‘bridge’: early French accounts of the 1880’s and 1890’s
    Two trompe-l’oeils with playing-cards
    Russian Playing Card History – From the Beginnings to 1917
  2. Report from the Convention in Malmö
    Playing the Game: Playing cards and Chess
    Playing Cards in the Danish Church
    World War I and card playing as shown on forces’ postcards
    The Ungers: A 19th century playing-card making family in Győr, Hungary
  3. Obituary Prof. Sir Michael Dummett
    Playing the Game: Tarocchi with Table Talk – The 62-card Game in Piedicavallo
    The IPCS – Forty Years Ago
    Felix Solesio at Home
    Fake English cards and a note on Ludlow’s Knights aces
    Playing Card Containers
    I primi giochi di carte nella repubblica fiorentina
  4. Playing the Game: Polish Taroki
    On types, patterns and standards
    A return visit to the Cuming Museum
    Fancy Conjuring Playing Cards: A New Collecting Fashion?
    Imprimait-on des cartes à jouer à Ferrare en 1436 ?

Vol. 41 (2012-2013)

  1. A Journey to the German Colonies
    Criterial characteristics and the development of American court cards from 1820-60
    From Cards to Tiles: The Origin of Mahjong(g)’s Earliest Suit Names
  2. Report from the 2012 Convention
    Playing the Game: Chinese Patience
    In Search of Tarot Sources – After Fifteen Years
    Un “Padovano” cartaro accusato di frode
    A Response to Walter Haas
    The Playing Card in Perpignan, from the 14th to the 19th Century
    Restoration of playing cards
  3. Playing the Game: From Begging to Pitching
    Cards and Cards: Early References to Playing Cards in England
    Milanese playing card drawings in the British Museum
    More English influences on major US court designs
    Royal Finery on Playing Cards
    Beer Steins
  4. Playing the Game: Austrian Calling Games
    À mi-chemin entre Venise et Florence : le Chariot ferrarais du Musée français de la carte à jouer
    Playing cards at Strangers’ Hall, Norwich
    A kind of answer to Ken Lodge
    The Rwandan appropriation of a Portuguese game: amaturufu and ibigurasha

Vol. 42 (2013-2014)

  1. Obituary Prof. Dr. Detlef Hoffmann
    Playing the Game: Minimal Card Games: Kop and Baśka
    1691 Scottish Peers’ Heraldic Playing Cards
    The Tarot de Marseille – Facts and Fallacies. Part I
    Walter Scharff – the Fate of an Unorthodox Maker of Playing Cards
  2. Playing the Game: Getaway: the Punjabi Inflation Game
    Illustrated backs of cards made in Milan
    Realism in European cards
    The Tarot de Marseille – Facts and Fallacies. Part II
    Oppenheimer & Sulzbacher, Vereinigte Kunstanstalten Senkeisen (vSk) and Carl Schaller
  3. Obituaries: George Beal and Max Ruh
    Playing the Game: Reversed Card Fireworks
    Imported cards in 19th century Britain
    I tarocchi nel Regno Sabaudo dal 1815 all’Unità d’Italia (1)
    Identifying a Maker Using Stencil Patterns
  4. Playing the Game: Varieties of Cucumber
    Hudson Industries – an Australian playing card maker
    The Stag Rider from the So-called “Tarot of Alessandro Sforza” at the Museo Civico di Castello Ursino of Catania
    I tarocchi nel Regno Sabaudo dal 1815 all’Unità d’Italia (2)

Vol. 43 (2014-2015)

  1. Playing the Game: Card Games on Poster Stamps
    News from Austria’s Past (1): Playing-card Makers in Agram
    A fascinating find at Haddon Hall
    Paying by card before plastic was invented
    An analysis of wood-block characteristics
  2. Obituary Eddie Cass
    The Berlin Convention 2014
    A sniff of salt for a quarter of a playing card
    Comments to the article “Playing the Game: Card games on poster stamps”
    Whitaker, Steer, Willis & Perry: a tale of suit signs and number cards
    Poker cards – Deviations from the Standard
  3. Playing the Game: Climbing and Throwing Eggs
    Playing cards with added value
    Un marqueur de tressette ? (ou “La Constance l’emporte”…)
    News from Austria’s Past (2): Aloys Hofmann, a Viennese cardmaker
    Nineteenth Century Duplicate Whist Playing Card Holders
  4. Playing the Game: Gnav in Germany
    Vintage Movie Star Playing Cards from Brazil
    Dating and its associated problems
    Four Russian Playing-card Packs
    Otto Spalinger – an artist and his playing-cards
    Hoyle abroad, II: Hoyle in French
    News from Austria’s Past (3): Constantin Kaulitzy, a cardmaker in Neusatz

Vol. 44 (2015-2016)

  1. A presentation of the Gallica database (the BnF’s digital library) and its playing-card contents
    From Italy to France and back again
    Origin of Tarots – the Avignon Hypothesis
    The Fall and Rise of Thomas Woolley & the Decline and Fall of Creswick
    News from Austria’s Past (4): The playing-card maker Carl Hofer (Hoffer)
    1499-1506: Firenze – Nuove informazioni sulle carte fiorentine
  2. The 2015 IPCS Convention in Turnhout
    Early French court figures and the regional portraits
    Iraqi Most Wanted
    The Tarock of the Skat inventors, Part 1: Grosstarock Redefined
  3. Obituary Marie-Claude Atger-Ravel
    1377: Firenze – Condanne ai giocatori di naibi
    The Tarock of the Skat inventors, Part 2: The Weimar Classics and a Ludemic View on Tarock, Hombre, and Skat
    Shipwreck in Alderney, a Pack with a Story
    News from Austria’s Past (5): Makers of Playing-Cards in Cheb/Eger (Bohemia). Part 1: 16th – 17th centuries
    ‘Trionfi alla franciosa finiti e non finiti’ – Le tarot en France avant 1500
    Playing-card taxes in New Zealand
  4. Obituaries Karl Gerich, Tom Dawson
    Playing the Game: ǂXànúsìas played by the Ju|’hoansi in |Xae|xae, Botswana
    New Insights into the So-called Alessandro Sforza Deck
    A Lisbon Find
    News from Austria’s Past (6): A strange Austrian Tarot
    Early French court figures and the regional portraits (continued)

Vol. 45 (2016-2017)

  1. Obituaries: Alberto Milano, Ivo de Cock, Thomas Zeuner
    Playing the Game: Perlaggen – the first UNESCO recognised card game
    ‘Arts on Cards’ – Part One: Portraits
    The pros and cons of eBay
    News from Austria’s Past (7): Makers of Playing-Cards in Cheb/Eger (Bohemia) – Part 2: 18th – 19th centuries
  2. Obituaries: Werner Seyffertitz, Franz Braun, Helmut Feindura
    Playing the Game: Trip to Austria – Tarock, Yaks and Ladinisch
    Joseph Hunt revisited and the development of the wood-block designs
    Why do we have labels and what do they tell us? The case of Dondorf’s Birma-Karte
    Double Bohemian Cards – a nearly unknown standard
    ‘Arts on Cards’ – Part Two: Landscapes
  3. Obituaries (K. Frank Jensen, Adrienne Gurr)
    Playing the Game: Fishing in 18th-century Yorkshire
    Early Dragons
    News from Austria’s Past (8): The Playing Card Factory C. Titze & Schinkay in Vienna
    Trappola was invented by Trapolin
    ‘Arts on Cards’ – Part Three: Animals (I)
    Hidden treasures in the Musée du Petit Palais, Paris
  4. Playing-cards found in a historic clock at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich The ESSO – DKW Encounter
    Gibbon’ Swiss Playing Cards
    An intriguing find
    ‘Arts on Cards’ – Part Four: Animals (II)
    The Tarock of the Skat Inventors, Part III. Whither Tarock Hombre? The Berliner Spielalmanach series and a Copyright Case in Berlin, early 19th Century

Vol. 46 (2017-2018)

  1. The Future of the IPCS
    Obituaries Dudley Ollis, Major ‘Donald’ Welsh
    An undiscovered Kashmiri ganjifa at Knebworth House
    News from Austria’s Past (9): The strange afterlife of the Viennese playing card maker Leopold Keim
  2. The Rise and Demise of the Pierre Steinmann Card-Factory in Copenhagen, 1798-1824
    The Orfeo Conundrum
    An Uncommon Má Jiàng Pattern from Fujian?
    An Atthalin Transformation pack enhanced with hand-written verse
  3. Results of the IPCS Members Survey
    The Henry Hart puzzle
    Tarots et autres cartes du XVe siècle exposés en 1880 à Turin
    A new home for the former United States Playing Card Company collection
    Show Me Your Card and Let Me Know Who You Are
    News from Austria’s Past (10): Online Catalogues of two Viennese Museum Collections
  4. Dinner Invitations on Playing-Cards
    1810-11: Playing Cards in Lucca
    Hidden pleasures – Game playing in WW2 by people in hiding

Vol. 47 (2018-2019)

  1. Tribute to Maurice Collett
    Un graveur de cartes liégeois
    Playing-cards in the Municipal Archives of Werl
    Cards with a sad story, part two.
    Games for WW2 soldiers and PoWs
  2. Obituary Maurice Collett
    Playing the Game: Dreierles
    Do Old Playing Cards Belong in Museums?
    News from Austria’s Past (11): Paul Löwe and Jacob Frenkel,
    Producers of opaque playing cards in Vienna
    A playing-card pack c.1520 from Reutlingen
    Il Capitolo delle Minchate
  3. Obituary Silvio Berardi
    Playing the Game: Schafkopf in the Palatinate
    Cards with a sad story, part 3: Games to be killed for
    A visit to the Playing Card Museum at St. Petersburg
    Turnhout: Playing Card Printing from the Industrial Revolution
    An early secondary use for playing cards from Rouen
    Salvotti-Cassini – Fabbricanti di Carte da Gioco
    Commenti su Regole delle Minchiatta,
  4. Obituary Günther Senst
    TDC Inc.: A 20th Century American Playing Card Maker
    News from Austria’s Past (11): The Debardeur Tarot – a hitherto unknown 19th century Viennese Tarock?
    Atlante tascabile e minchiate del 1780

Vol. 48 (2019-2020)

  1. Obituary Bill Gosling
    Classification of Numeral Card Designs in French-suited packs
    Le Carte da Gioco a Lucca
  2. Ritter a spol. Ferd. Piatnik & Sns, Ritter a spol.
    RCI: A 20th Century Playing-Card Maker of Minneapolis 1969-1985
    Bruus: The Karnöffel of Schleswig Part 1
    “I learned the most from I.P.C.S. members”
    Filip Cremers leaves the National Museum of the Playing Card in Turnhout, Belgium
  3. Islamic Playing Card Fragments in the Keir Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art
    Minchiate: le Regole Generali di Roma e Macerata
    Strohmann-Tapp: A New Game with Old Roots
    Il piu’ antico gioco del “Cu Cu”
  4. Obituaries John Grafton Thorpe and Geraldine Goodwin
    Bruus: the Karnöffel of Schleswig – Part 2. From Brausbart to Bruus
    Boaz’ unmasked
    A tale of two halves with a cautionary note

Vol. 49 (2020-2021)

  1. Obituary Rolf-Dieter Ernestus
    Minchiate: le Regole Generali di Firenze
    Further aspects in dating the Alessandro-Sforza-Tarocchi
    Fipsen: One Name, Two Games
    Goodall in Europe and a Viassone sample book
  2. Obituary Giulianno Crippa
    Between Germany and France: Cardmakers in Landau and Kehl
    Double-ending in English cards
    Libro del 1747 sulle minchiate, e altri giochi
    Reconstructing the Early Italian Game of Tarot
  3. Obituaries Ernst-Henri Balan, Rainald Schaider
    La legislazione delle carte da gioco a Milano nel periodo Napoleonico e durante il Regno Lombardo Veneto
    Greenland and The Faroe Islands
  4. Obituaries Stuart R. Kaplan
    Norwegian Tarokk
    Portraits on the backs of playing-cards
    Knüffeln – the Karnöffel of Frisia
    The WCMPC installation cards 2020-21

Vol. 50 (2020-2021)

  1. The Wüst-Goodall dilemma
    Minchate Toscane part 1
    Hans Hauck’s early life
  2. Obituaries Rex Pitts, Willem Hogenes, Christa Senst
    Minchiate Toscane part 2
    Silesian Karnöffel unveiled
  3. The origins of playing cards in Catalonia
    German Tarok
  4. Obituaries Han Janssen, Michael H. Goodall
    Gambling cards in Nepal
    On the discovery of playing cards in the Freistadt Bürgerspital’s account book 1559-1562
    The Danish Dandy

Vol. 51 (2021-2022)

  1. Some remarks on the discovery of Trappola cards in the Freistadt account book
    German Tarok – part 2: Bavarian Tarock
    Osservazioni sulla definizione di “Piacentine”
  2. The world of Filippo Maria Visconti
    Egyptian fortune telling cards
    German Tarok – part 3: Württemberg Tapp
    Roi Dame Val:
  3. Straw-work playing card boxes and playing cards
    What’s the deal?
    Playing the game backwards
  4. German children’s world c.1935
    Playing the game forwards