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Packet Row was published by Pegasus Spiele in 2013. The game is set in New York in the mid-1850’s. At this time there were so many steam-packets arriving from all parts of the globe, they would be lined up along the docks and thus the area became known as ‘Packet Row’ (Michael Menzel’s superb...
This has been an excellent game for obtaining older Quartetts, as you will see in the images below. Especially pleased with Führer und Helden im Welthriege (Leaders and Heroes of the World War. Made in 1914/15 it features German leaders and soldiers. Of course, the Kaiser is the number 1 card....
I thought it might be fun to find cards that depicted someone famous, someone not associated with games or gaming usually. Of course, there are many that feature in Quartetts, and I have included some, but there are well-known people who pop up in some unlikely places. Under each picture there is...
Busy month on the card games front, mainly due to help from three of the nicest people in Europe, namely Rudolf, Gretel and Anki. Many thanks and your donations and advice. Both are greatly appreciated. In January (my birthday month) I am hoping to get some older German board games. My son Peter...
Another month goes by. When you are an old man like me, the years  pass by far too quickly. At least, it feels that way. Sigh!!! My normal electic collection of new items this month. Which is not good says Dusa because she feels we have too many "dusty old games" already.  She is right but I just...
John Jaques' game of Happy Families was the first of its kind. It involved the collection of four card sets by each player. The game rules were used by other companies and were primarily called Quartets in Europe and Game of Authors in North America. Jaques thought that the rules could be used for...
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I have never been good at word games. In fact, I do not own any edition of Scrabble, but I do own several other card games and board games that feature word-creating. Today I am concentrating on games where you collect individual cards or tiles and form words to score points. Furthermore, in the...
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