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2:35pm on Thursday, 30th December, 2010:



One of the assorted card games I bought as a job lot on eBay before Christmas was Jigstar. I'd never heard of this game before, and, having read the rules, probably for good reason:

The deck is made up of caricatures of Golden Age of Hollywood movie stars. I can recognise Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple and Charles Laughton (as Henry VIII, from The Private Life of Henry VIII). The other two, though, well, see for yourself:


According to Mr Internet (more specifically, Exeter University's Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture collection), the female character is Ginger Rogers. Hmm. She doesn't look all that ginger to me...

I have a vague suspicion that the male figure may be John Gielgud, but I'm probably wrong.

The rule card says "patents pending". There's optimism for you...

Referenced by An Album of Film Stars.

Referenced by A Puzzle Solved.

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