Faulkner began in 1897. Probably more famous for their beautiful postcards they also made games. They closed in 1956 having made approx 64 table and board games. The Misfitz series which ran from 1897 to c.1920 were by far the best of the bunch and probably rank as the best card games ever in the UK. They were printed in Bavaria like the postcards up to the First World War and the German quality was never matched later.
More information courtesy of Grace's Guide, the informative site for recording the history of engineering
C. W. Faulkner and Co.
of 79 Golden Lane, London, EC1. (1922)
Ditto address. Telephone: Clerkenwell 1067-8. Cables: "Poems, Barb, London". (1929)
An important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.
Faulkner was originally in the Christmas card business together with Albert Hilder Scheimer.
1882 Though they worked as lithographers they also began printing in gravure.
1885 The partnership ended with Faulkner taking over the business.
1890s He changed the company name.
1905 It became a Limited company. While they printed a wide variety of card types, they are best known for their early black and white view-cards paired with a coat of arms, real photo cards of actresses, artist signed cards by Louis Wain, propaganda cards issued during World War One, and card games. Many of their cards were printed in Germany and Austria.
1922 British Industries Fair Advert as "The Leading Art Publishers".