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Picked up this interesting quartett yesterday. It is completely new to me. I would guess it dates back to around 1968, partly because of the images of the singers featured in the game and partly because their hit songs are listed and I can date when the last one was a best-seller. There are two...
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From all the Disney charactersations, Bambi the deer is one of the most loved. The story of the young Bambi learning how to survive in the forest. His lessons are not only from his mother but also from two special friends, Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk. In 1942, feature animations were...
Whoever invented Top Trumps (a question never proved), he or she set off the perfect game for boys. I say boys because the sheer range of subject matter in the games are 99% aimed at boys. There might be the odd tom-girl who might want to own a pack but I suspect that if girls did play the game, it...
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Elephant  (Loxodonta africana or Elephas maximus). I have quite a lot of games with an elephant on the cover and I know many more in collector friends' collections. To me, the obvious choice would be a Memory or Pairs game but, in fact, I have seen very few of those myself. The popularity of...
DOGS: Latin name Canis lupus familiaris Dogs have been domesticated for 15,000 years at least. They were of great help to the earliest hunter-gatherers and their use was spread world-wide. And now they are faithful pets more often than not. Their use in images related to card games is also...

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