Professor Hoffmann’s Patience With the Joker was published on July 1, 1907 (or thereabouts), or at least that date is found on the title age. As I discussed in an earlier post, it seems as though Hoffmann’s Patience With the Joker, and events surrounding it, brought about Goodall’s first use of the red joker.
I am pretty unknowledgeable about the history of Jokers, and I do not know whether Goodall was the first company to issue patience-games sets with a red joker and a black joker, including one pack with the red and one with the black.
At 48 pages, Patience With the Joker is one of Hoffmann’s longer card-game booklets.
Below are a few relevant images.
Monday, January 28, 2013