Strip Tease - 1937


Strip Tease is an amusing card game for adults featuring characters involved in the performance and subsequent prosecution of an imaginary strip tease show, published and registered by Raphael Industries Ltd of 33 Lower Regent St, London, in 1937. The deck contains four suits: Striptease, Theatre, Court and Prude.

The game can be played in one of two variations depending upon the number of players. The following is a simplified synopsis of the general rules.

In the standard game, played by four players in two teams of pairs who sit opposite each other as in Bridge or Whist, one team "prosecutes" and the other "defends", with both teams trying to take tricks in order to win the "case" and either convict or reveal the stripper! In the second variation, playable by three or more players, the game is again played like whist with some unique twists, but the object is to avoid winning tricks which contain "Strip Tease", the Theatre Manager or Producer cards, on penalty of being awarded penalty points known as months imprisonment. At the end of the game the player with the least penalty points (shortest prison sentence) wins.

Some of the characters are: Spoil-Sport, Miss Prim, Sour-Puss, Informer, Wowser, Snark as well as Police Officers, Lawyers and a Judge. The strip tease scenes are slightly risqué!


Brilliant card game even if it is a bit risqué! Box has a battered and torn lid but still closes, includes two sets of rules and all of the cards which are in great condition. Grade 3 under the Hoyles Vintage Grading System.