A Pre-Nintendo World

Photo - Nintendo Playing Card Co.

Nintendo is a world-renowned gaming company, traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with offices in North America, Europe, and Australia. The company is headquartered in Kyoto, where it was founded in 1889.

1889? That’s not a typo. Nintendo was founded in Anno Domini eighteen-hundred eighty-nine. But to see why, we have to look even further back into history to discover the origins of Hanafuda, Nintendo’s original product line.

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