Mark The Go Fish Game of Early Modern Printers' Marks


Play Mark, a thirty minute Go Fish game, with your Early Modern undergraduate or graduate classes as a fun introduction to aspects of the era's visual culture.

Mark is supported by the University of Iowa's Libraries and English Department

Get the Game

Download the Cards (For Printing).

Print the cards double sided, one card per page. Then cut them out, ideally with a paper cutter rather than with scissors. Play Go Fish as you would regularly, but instead of relying on standard suits and ranks, choose among the common symbols in early modern printing. Here are the Filesymbols

If you want to edit the game to suit your own content, use the Cards (For Editing).

Learn More

Want to learn more about Early Modern print culture? Check out our Filebibliography or watch our video, Gaming Printing History: Creating an Open Educational Resource.

Interested in this project's development? Review our Sources, check out our FileFAQ, or peruse our FileTimeline.