William Spooner (1796 - 1882) was a British publisher and printer. According the the British Museum, Spooner was a 'print publisher, specialising in lithographs of semi-popular and humorous character, many for children. His activity in the print trade ran from 1831 to 1850, after which he moved on to book publishing'. During his time in the print trade, Spooner published numerous geographical games, including The Travellers, or, a Tour Through Europe, A Voyage of Discovery or the Five Navigators, The Journey or Cross Roads to Conqueror's Castle, and The Pirates and Traders of the West Indies He also published the Comic Game of the Great Exhibition of 1851.