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Learn more about our award-winning family games and specialty card decks for all interests, from nature to military history.  We want you to know about fun new family games like Banana Split Card Game, as well as classics like Authors and Old Maid. 

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Card Games For Kids Who Care
By Lynn Araujo   |    U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
The planet belongs to our children, so it’s never too early to plant the seeds of environmental awareness. Vibrantly illustrated card games are a delightful way to engage children, inspire their interest in the natural world, and introduce them to ecological topics....

The Hooyah Card Game
By Lynn Araujo   |    U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
In spite of severe blizzard conditions in the tri-state area, U.S. Games Systems, Inc. of Stamford, CT managed to get its determined crew to  Javits Center for the  USA launch of its HOOYAH Navy SEALs Card Game at the International Toy Fair, February 2013. HOOYAH is a cooperative card game in which 1- 4 players assume the roles of Navy SEALS trying to complete a real-life inspired special ops mission. Players either win or lose as a group...

The Development of Wizard Card Game
By Lynn Araujo   |    U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Ken Fisher of Toronto, Canada first conceived the card game “Wizard” at his lakefront cottage in Haliburton, Ontario. He wanted a card game that he could play with his wife and young son as well as other vacationers during the quiet evening hours. Building on the basic game play of the traditional card game “Oh Hell,” Ken modified some of the rules and added 8 additional cards, 4 Jesters and 4 Wizards, which radically improved the game. The rules are very simple, but the strategy involved in playing Wizard makes it both enjoyable and challenging.

Let's Play™ Card Games Rack up Awards!
By Lynn Araujo   |    U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Let’s Play Card Games is an exciting series of family games presented in a colorful, eye-catching counter display. The Let’s Play collection brings together award-winning favorites, and delightful new concepts that deliver affordable family fun for everyone! The 12-unit display comes pre-packed with three units of each: DuoTM, Continuo®, TripoloTM, and Flip SixTM...

Christy's Auctions Historic Cards and Games from the Stuart and Marilyn R. Kaplan Collection
By Stuart Kaplan  |  U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
The Historic Cards and Games Collection of Stuart and Marilyn R. Kaplan represents 37 years of avid collec ting. The June 21, 2006 sale at Christie’s New York includes over 50 sterling silver bridge and playing card boxes, 180 bridge trump indicators, 125 rare tarot and tarock decks circa 18th and 19th centuries, 14 Minchiate of Florence and Tarocchini of Bologna decks from the 18th and 19th centuries, and a complete set of six original wood blocks for printing an Edoardo Dotti tarot deck circa 1860s....

Welcome to The World of Playing Cards
By Stuart Kaplan   |   U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Playing cards do not suggest to most people a subject of historical importance. We rarely question their design and they have become a part of our social life. Yet the development of playing cards since the 15th century closely parallels the history of printing. The images printed on the faces of the cards often reflect social events and the customs of the times...