Waddingtons card & board games
Waddingtons was a publisher of board- card and card games, based in the UK. The company was founded by John Waddington of Leeds, England and Wilson Barratt, under the name Waddingtons Limited. The name was changed to Waddington's House of Games, then John Waddington Limited, then Waddington Games, and finally just Waddingtons.
The company was initially established as a printing business, entering into game production in 1922, due to a boom in demand for playing cards during World War I. Waddingtons subsequently sold both original games (especially tie-ins for UK television programmes) and games licensed from other publishers.
Waddingtons became the UK publisher of Parker Brothers' Monopoly, while Parker licensed Waddingtons' Cluedo. In 1941, the British Secret Service had the company create a special edition of Monopoly for World War II prisoners of war held by the Nazis. Hidden inside these games were maps, compasses, real money and other objects useful for escaping. They were distributed to prisoners by the International Red Cross.
The company was eventually acquired by Hasbro in 1994.
Games published by Waddingtons
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Waddomgtons limited edition tin 500 piece puzz...$99.99
Popeye puzzle game (1978)$88.00
Waddingtons weetabix chex pog world pog federa...1 bid(s)ends in 28 min.$1.66
Vintage board game - cluedo waddingtons 1960s ...$13.36
Waddingtons scoop game - reporter newspaper - ...1 bid(s)ends in 3h$7.52
Vintage spy ring game - waddingtons - nice con...ends in 3h$7.52
Vintage monopoly - waddingtons. 1957 -1961 (t...ends in 4h$8.34
Vintage waddingtons lexicon card game with new...3 bid(s)ends in 5h$15.90
Vintage waddingtons monopoly irish edition, du...$34.95
1969 house of games ulcers boardgame waddingto...ends in 5h$15.55
Vintage board game blast off waddington's 1969...ends in 6h$8.34
Vintage waddington's scoop newspaper boardgam...ends in 7h$25.06
Waddingtons african star vintage board game198...4 bid(s)ends in 7h$2.74
Waddingtons / hasbro 1996 cluedo spares - boar...$6.69
Waddingtons darkworld dark world board gameends in 7h$16.70
Dark world fantasy adventure board game waddi...ends in 7h$50.15
Rare original waddingtons star trumps war plan...ends in 7h$1.66
Original retro vintage cluedo board game waddi...2 bid(s)ends in 7h$1.74
Game part monopoly deluxe waddington scottie g...$5.75
Vintage waddington's battleships game boxed wi...ends in 7h$8.34
Super top trumps waddingtons world cup footbal...ends in 7h$4.18
Vintage boxed bridge set ? waddingtons c1963ends in 7h$15.88
Vintage waddington's scoop newspaper boardgam...ends in 7h$1.66
Bobs yr uncle vintage card game by john waddin...$8.34
Waddingtons blast card and dice gameends in 7h$1.66
Cluedo travel game from waddingtons -sealedends in 8h$6.67