"Waddingtons was a UK publisher of card and board games in the United Kingdom. The company was founded by John Waddington of Leeds, England and the thespian Wilson Barrett. It entered into game production in 1922, due to a boom in demand for playing cards around World War I.
Founded as Waddingtons Limited as a printing business.
The name then changed from Waddingtons Limited to Waddington's House of Games.
In 1905 Waddington's House of Games changed their name to John Waddington Limited.
In 1922 John Waddington Limited changed their name to Waddington Games.
The last name change was from Waddington Games to Waddingtons.