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The Queen of Hearts taste for Croquet in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is perhaps no coincidence – Lewis Carroll’s family married into the Jaques family.
Established in 1795, Jaques London is one of a handful of companies over 200 years old still in the hands of the original owner’s family.
Jaques played an essential role in WWII when MI9 commissioned the companies skilled craftsmen to transform innocuous games into vital escape and evasion kits.
During WWII, maps, currency, even compasses concealed in Jaques games, aided some of the 35,000 POWs who escaped the Germans.
Jaques London might not exist today if not for the miraculous survival of the original Jaques pattern book, the blueprint for every game ever made by the company, when the London factory was destroyed in the Blitz.
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Snap Playing Cards

Product Code: 85520

The card game of Snap which Jaques invented in the 1880's consists of a set of picture cards, featuring illustrations from the original 19th century designs of Sir John Tenniel., in a cardboard presentation case.

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Snap Cards

Few games companies can claim to have been so influential as Jaques' during the last 215 years.


In our two centuries of business, we have invented croquet, Ping Pong, ludo, snakes and ladders, tiddledy winks and - perhaps the games most synonymous with the Jaques' name - Happy Families and Snap which we invented in the 1880's. With illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, chief illustrator of 'Punch' magazine and the original artist for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the instantly recognisable faces of Mr Grits the Grocer, Mr Bun the Baker and all the other families have made Happy Families into a worldwide success.

Snap Playing Cards

Similarly, his fantastic characters in the fast paced game of Snap have captured the imagination of children for over a century. Easily played by people of all ages, these vividly imagined characters still sell exceptionally well now, more than a hundred years later. Jaques' Snap consists of a deck of plastic-linen finish picture cards with the original designs of Sir John Tenniel.

Presented in an original design case.

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