Feminist Card Games, pt. 1: Great Women

So here’s an image that stopped me in my tracks.

Great Women is a card game that came out in 1979. From what I’ve been able to discern, it had at least three variations, Foremothers, Founders and Firsts, and Poets and Writers.

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This Stuff Mom Never Told You article attempted to track down the rules, and surmised it’s a card-matching game played a bit like rummy. You can still occasionally find copies on eBay, or even on Amazon. Anyone tried it? Thoughts?

(via Stuff You Missed in History Class)

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  • Gladys Vargas

    I have a similar card deck but it only has athletes, so I googled the game to see if there were other decks and this makes me so excited because I’m not as interested in feminist athletics as I am writing and advocacy!! Haha, haven’t played it yet, but I plan to soon! Thanks for the blog post!