As I understand it, the Authors Card Game is a very old game. It must be typically American, since I had never heard of it before. The store says the game is similar to “Go Fish”. This, I do know. Anyway, these playing cards have the portraits of 13 writers on them. They also state the titles of four famous works of each of them. The first player who gets all four book titles by as many different authors wins the game. Since it also has the ‘usual’ pictures of cards, you can use the set for any other game you like too.