Card game:Rummy Card Game

Whitmanca. 1940

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The card game Rummy, usually played with a standard deck, descends from a similar Chinese card game and from the tile game mahjong even before that. A basic but competitive matching game, rummy's simpler cousin for children is the game "Go Fish." Whitman Publishing produced a children's version of rummy as a card game around the middle of the 20th century. Instead of standard suits, the matches are made with animals, such as three of a kind in zebras, or a set of giraffes. Game makers typically produced children's simplified versions of adult games.

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  • Title: Card game:Rummy Card Game
  • Creator: Whitman
  • Date Created: ca. 1940
  • Location: Racine, WI
  • Subject Keywords: rummy
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper
  • Object ID: 112.3862
  • Credit Line: Gift of Bob Collins and Family