Games and Puzzles

This page is devoted to those cards which have games, puzzles or other amusements either as the main body of the card, or as a little bonus tacked on to the end. They include our famous balloon game, as well as several versions of "Pelmanism" – the matching game named after the Pelman Institute which was set up for the study of memory in London in the 1930s.

  • Ball Game

    Ball Game

    Not so much an e-card, just a great way of sending our fun ball game to your friends!

    Music: "The Entertainer" and "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday!, Have a Ball on your Birthday!, Have a Ball!, Happy Father's Day!, Have a Great Summer!, Congratulations!, Good Luck!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Just Saying Hi!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, It's Party Time!, It's Game Time!, [No Caption]

  • Yarn Dance

    Yarn Dance

    A lively tune to get the ball rolling and a puzzle so you'll play the cardigan!

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy St. Patrick's Day!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Happy Knitting!, Happy Spring!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Just Saying Hi!, You're Invited!, Let's Get Together!, Congratulations!, Good Luck!, Have a Nice Day!, [No Caption]

  • Country Cousins

    Country Cousins

    Find 12 matching pairs to reveal your card

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Days!, Have a Great Day!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Morning Glory

    Morning Glory

    A cheerful way to brighten a day. Also includes a puzzle to play!

    Music: Deuxième Arabesque by Claude Debussy, orchestrated by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Thinking of You, Thank You, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Spring, Welcome Spring, Happy Easter, Happy Mother's Day, Warm Wishes, Just Saying Hi, Have a Nice Day, Good Morning, Rise and Shine, Celebrate Every Day, You're Invited, Spring is Coming

  • Santa's Surprise

    Santa's Surprise

    Not so much an e-card, more a smashing game!

    Music: A medley of carols by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas!, Have a Smashing Christmas!, Christmas Blessings, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Happy Birthday!, Congratulations!, Good Luck!, Thinking of You, Thank You!, Just Saying Hi!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, [No Caption]

  • Balloons 'n' Bubbly

    Balloons 'n' Bubbly

    We're fit to burst with excitement for the New Year. Includes addictive balloon game!

    Music: Jazzy arrangement of Auld Lang Syne for piano, bass - and balloons! - by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy New Year!, You're Invited!, Come to the Party!, Time to Celebrate!, Have a Great Time!, [No Caption]

  • Cat Pelmanism

    Cat Pelmanism

    Find the matching pairs to reveal your card.

    Music: Sound effects only

    This card has optional greetings: Have a Great Day!, Happy Birthday!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Sweet Surprise

    Sweet Surprise

    A crafty creation for your nearest and dearest, with a matching memory game at the end

    Music: Vienna Blood, by Johann Strauss

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Valentine's Day!, Be My Valentine!, You're So Sweet!, I Love You!, Happy Anniversary!, Happy Birthday!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Miss You!, Have a Nice Day!, [No Caption]

  • Alpine Train Set

    Alpine Train Set

    Build your own train for this special delivery!

    Music: "The Holly and the Ivy" arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas!, Happy Boxing Day!, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Happy Birthday!, Bon Voyage!, Thinking of You, Thank You!, Just Saying Hi!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, [No Caption]

  • Portrait of America

    Portrait of America

    A picturesque journey from sea to shining sea. Includes choice of four puzzles!

    Music: Original arrangement by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain, based on "America the Beautiful"

    This card has optional greetings: Happy 4th of July!, Happy Independence Day!, Happy Memorial Day, Happy Labor Day!, Happy Veterans Day!, America the Beautiful, Thank You, Thinking of You, Just Saying Hi!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Anniversary!, You're Invited!, Let's Celebrate!, Have a Great Summer!, Have a Great Day!, [No Caption]

  • Carousel Chase

    Carousel Chase

    Chudleigh has a dizzying experience. Don't miss the puzzle at the end!

    Music: Rossini's William Tell overture, adapted by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Thinking of You!, See You Around!, Get Well Soon!, Thank You!, Congratulations!, Good Luck!, Join in the Fun!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Nice Day!, Have a Great Summer!, [No Caption]

  • Tuba Trouble

    Tuba Trouble

    The brass band hit a little musical problem! Puzzle included!

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy St. Patrick's Day!, Happy Spring!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Thank You!, Thinking of You!, Get Well Soon!, Good Luck!, Congratulations!, Have a Nice Day!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • Dreaming of Spring

    Dreaming of Spring

    Chudleigh's in for a hare-raising adventure. Don't miss the eggcellent matching game!

    Music: Extract from The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss, arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Easter!, Happy Spring!, Welcome Spring!, Spring is in the Air!, Dreaming of Spring!, Happy St. David's Day!, Happy Birthday!, Thank You!, Thinking of You!, Just Saying Hi!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, Have a Nice Day!, Keep Dreaming!, Cheer Up!, [No Caption]

  • Waltz of the Flowers

    Waltz of the Flowers

    A floral arangement in more sense than one! Includes puzzle.

    Music: Tchaikovsky - "Waltz of the Flowers" from the Nutcracker Suite

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas!, Christmas Blessings, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Anniversary!, Congratulations!, Thinking of You, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Good Luck!, You're Invited!, Have a Nice Day!, Just Saying Hi!, Happy New Year!, [No Caption]

  • Birthday in a Box

    Birthday in a Box

    A traditional Birthday card with balloons, trumpets, cake and of course, that tune!

    Music: Arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

  • Chudleigh's Pelmanism

    Chudleigh's Pelmanism

    Find the matching pairs to reveal your Christmas card!

    Music: Sound effects only

    This card has optional greetings: Season's Greetings!, Merry Christmas!, Happy Holidays!

  • Art of Sailing

    Art of Sailing

    Waves of colour wash over the canvas

    Music: "Dance to your Daddy" - traditional English folk song

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday, Happy Father's Day, Wishing You Smooth Sailing, Happy Retirement, Congratulations, Bon Voyage, Have a Great Summer, Warm Wishes, Thinking of You, Thank You, Just Saying Hi, You're Invited, Get Well Soon, Have a Peaceful Day, [No Caption]

  • Birthday Bundle

    Birthday Bundle

    Bertie's birthday dream is interrupted by two boisterous newcomers! Includes puzzle.

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Have a Nice Day!, Just for You!, You're Invited!, [No Caption]

  • Birthday Pelmanism (children)

    Birthday Pelmanism (children)

    One for the children: find the matching pairs to reveal your Birthday card! The number of candles on the cake changes to match the age of the child! Please note that in the preview, the age of the recipient is always shown as 10, but you will be able to key in the actual age when you send the card.

    Music: Sound effects only

  • The Lent Lily

    The Lent Lily

    A woodland scene bedecked with daffodils and other Spring flowers

    Music: Mike Hughes-Chamberlain's setting of A.E. Housman's poem, sung by Salisbury Cathedral Choir

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Easter, Easter Blessings, Happy Spring, Welcome Spring, Celebrate Life, Happy Birthday, Birthday Blessings, Thinking of You, Have a Peaceful Day, With Sympathy, Sending Prayers, Get Well Soon, Thank You, You're Invited, Just Saying Hi, [No Caption]

  • Colourful Cargo

    Colourful Cargo

    A fruitful trip to the garden centre

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday!, Happy Anniversary!, Happy Spring!, Happy Mother's Day!, Happy Grandparents Day!, Happy Gardening!, Congratulations!, Get Well Soon!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Good Luck!, Warm Wishes!, Bon Voyage!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Nice Day!, [No Caption]

  • Yankee Doodle

    Yankee Doodle

    Jack the Puppy joins the parade down Main Street. Includes USA map puzzle!

    Music: Yankee Doodle, arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy 4th of July!, Happy Independence Day!, Happy Memorial Day, Happy Flag Day!, Happy Labor Day!, Happy Veterans Day!, Thank You!, Welcome Home!, Thinking of You, Just Saying Hi!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Anniversary!, You're Invited!, Let's Celebrate!, Have a Great Summer!, Have a Great Time!, Have a Great Day!, [No Caption]

  • Picnic Pelmanism

    Picnic Pelmanism

    Find the matching pairs to reveal your card.

    Music: Sound effects only

    This card has optional greetings: You're Invited!, Have a Great Day!, Thinking of You!, Greetings!, Best Wishes!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, It's Summertime!, Happy Labor Day!, Happy Labour Day!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • Beach Birthday

    Beach Birthday

    Shells and flowers come together for a seaside surprise. Includes matching memory game!

    Music: Arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Warm Birthday Wishes!, You're Invited!

  • Dreams of Love

    Dreams of Love

    Watch a gorgeous bouquet take shape ... and then make one yourself

    Music: Notturno no. 3 from Liebesträume, by Franz Liszt

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Valentine's Day, Have a Lovely Day, Happy Mother's Day, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thinking of You, Just Saying Hi, Thank You, Get Well Soon, With Sympathy

  • Birthday Pelmanism (adults)

    Birthday Pelmanism (adults)

    By popular demand - a grown-up version of Birthday Pelmanism.

    Music: Sound effects only

  • Santa's Jigsaw

    Santa's Jigsaw

    Help Santa down the chimney by solving the puzzle!

    Music: Based on "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" – traditional carol

    This card has optional greetings: Season's Greetings!, Merry Christmas!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Happy Birthday!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!

  • Water Colours

    Water Colours

    There's magic afoot in the artist's studio - with a page to print and colour in.

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Happy Spring!, Happy Mother's Day!, Enjoy Your Summer!, Get Well Soon!, Thank You!, Thinking of You!, Congrats!, Happy Anniversary!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Nice Day!, Never Stop Creating!, Happy Painting!, Keep Smiling!, Spring is Coming!

  • Christmas Greenhouse

    Christmas Greenhouse

    An enchanting exhibition of Christmas colour. Don't miss the puzzle!

    Music: Tchaikovsky - "Danse des Mirlitons" from Nutcracker Suite

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas, Christmas Blessings, Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Christmas, Peace on Earth, Thinking of You, Thank You, Get Well Soon, You're Invited, Just Saying Hi, Happy Birthday, [No Caption]

  • Deck the Palms

    Deck the Palms

    A Christmas card for those in sunny climes. Don't miss the shell matching game!

    Music: "Deck the Hall" arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Warm Holiday Wishes!, Merry Christmas!, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Feliz Navidad!, Christmas is a Beach!, Thank You!, Thinking of You!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, Happy Birthday!, Warm Birthday Wishes!, Bon Voyage!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • Scaredy-Cat

    Scaredy-Cat

    A curious cat investigates a haunted garden. Don't miss the puzzle at the end!

    Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt, by Edvard Grieg

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Halloween!, Have a Spooky Halloween!, Happy Birthday!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • Easter Basket

    Easter Basket

    A delightful Springtime arrangement unfolds before your eyes. Don't miss the puzzle!

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Easter!, Happy Spring!, Welcome Spring!, Happy Birthday!, Thank You!, Thinking of You!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, Just for You!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Nice Day!, [No Caption]

  • Moonlit Magic

    Moonlit Magic

    Sorcery by the moonlit lakeside. Don't miss the puzzle at the end!

    Music: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, by Paul Dukas

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Halloween!, Happy Birthday!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • Sunrise Service

    Sunrise Service

    A cheerful morning spread for Easter and Spring, with a fun puzzle at the end!

    Music: La Primavera (Spring) from 'The Four Seasons' by Antonio Vivaldi

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Easter!, Easter Blessings!, Have a Joyous Easter!, He is Risen!, Happy Spring!, Welcome Spring!, Celebrate a New Day!, Rise and Shine!, Warm Wishes!, Happy Birthday!, Congratulations!, Happy Anniversary!, Thank You!, Thinking of You!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Nice Day!, [No Caption]

  • Shining Star

    Shining Star

    A little boy seeks inspiration for his music-making

    Music: "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" arranged by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas, Christmas Blessings, Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Christmas, Peace, Thinking of You, Thank You, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, [No Caption]

  • Mellow Fruitfulness

    Mellow Fruitfulness

    Michaelmas daisies, pears, mushrooms - all the ingredients of a classic English Autumn!

    Music: Nocturne, Op.9 no.1 by Frédéric Chopin

    This card has optional greetings: Thinking of You, Thank You, Get Well Soon, Have a Peaceful Day, With Sympathy, Welcome Autumn, Autumn Blessings, Happy Autumn, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, You're Invited, Just Saying Hi, [No Caption]

  • Halloween Knight

    Halloween Knight

    A spirited story of fire and fright! Includes spooky puzzle.

    Music: "Dreams of a Witches' Sabbath" from "Symphonie Fantastique" by Hector Berlioz

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Halloween!, Happy Birthday!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • A Visit from St. Nicholas

    A Visit from St. Nicholas

    The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

    Music: Tchaikovsky - "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Nutcracker Suite

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas!, Christmas Blessings, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Happy Birthday!, Thinking of You, Thank You!, Just Saying Hi!, Get Well Soon!, You're Invited!, [No Caption]

  • Night Before Christmas

    Night Before Christmas

    Our interpretation of the classic Christmas poem - with puzzle!

    Music: An arrangement of Christmas carols by Mike-Hughes Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas!, Christmas Blessings, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Thank You!, Happy Birthday!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]

  • Spring to Life

    Spring to Life

    The sky's the limit in this peaceful painting. Includes a printable page to colour in.

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Welcome Spring, Happy Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You, Get Well Soon, Congratulations, Rise Above, Cheer Up, Have a Peaceful Day, With Sympathy, You're Invited, Just Saying Hi, [No Caption]

  • Haunted Harmony

    Haunted Harmony

    Spooky sounds fill the moonlit attic

    Music: Original by Mike Hughes-Chamberlain

    This card has optional greetings: Happy Halloween!, Have a Spooky Halloween!, Happy Birthday!, You're Invited!, Just Saying Hi!, [No Caption]