Spite and Malice

During downtime or when traveling, Ashley and I sometimes enjoy playing a card game called “Spite and Malice.” The game requires two decks of cards and gets intense enough that we have to work to not resent the other when he (or she) wins. When I saw these beautiful cards, I knew Ashley would love them. They’re reproductions of a set of cards that were used in the taverns at Williamsburg in the mid-18th century: Heavy, uncoated card stock was printed with wood blocks and face cards were hand-painted. The backs would be left blank and there are no numbers (which may take a little getting used to). We have yet to play with them–they are so perfect as they are. But I think age and wear will only heighten their appeal.

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