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The Lost Words Card Game

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This is a lovely family card game based on the book of the same name. The Lost Words book was based on the realization that certain words in the Oxford Children's Dictionary, for example "Kingfisher", "Conker" and "Otter" had been omitted because the editors no longer felt them to be in common usage, especially with the newest generation of children growing up.

Robert Macfarlane, the internationally renowned author of "The Old Ways", "Underland" and "Landmarks" teamed up with the extraordinary artist Jackie Morris to write 'spells' (poems) and paint exquisite pictures of these birds, animals and inhabitants of the natural world, to celebrate their existence.

The card game involves marrying up these spells (clues as poems) with their counterparts in nature, and using special cards to help one's own efforts and hinder your opponents.

It's interactive fun for all the family and comes to the USA for the first time in the midst of a big success in the UK where the game is already in its 4th printing

Add the Lost Spells jigsaw puzzle , card game or book to your collection too. 


  • The Lost Words Card Game
  • Written by Robert MacFarland, illustrated by Jackie Morris and card game rules designed by Robert Hyde.
  • Published by Galileo Publishing, June 15, 2021.
  • Designed as a multi-age family game; however children playing without teens or adults should be accomplished readers in order to read the card clues
  • 1.4" H x 7.0" L x 5.1" W (0.65 lbs)
  • Card Deck