Jaques' Counties of England geographical card game was published in four series and in several editions. The idea of the game is similar to Happy Families, i.e. to win by completing the highest number of sets, as shown by the Key Cards. The design of the cards and boxes was revised over the years, and the factual information printed on each card (historical facts, population, principal industries, etc) was updated to keep up with progress and new industrial developments. The game was outstanding for its instructive and educational value.
This 1st Series (Northern Counties), published c.1900 with different typography and some updated facts. In this version of the edition, the corners of the cards are rounded.
Condition: 47 Cards spit thus: Northumberland 4, Cumberland 4, Westmorland 4, Durham 5, Lancashire North 4 and South 6, Yorkshire North Ridings 5, East Ridings 3, West Ridings 8, Cheshire 4.
Cards are excellent with bright and clean text and illustrations. The box is complete but tatty with old tape in places.