New Acquisitions - April 2014

ABC des Schlaumeiers

Berliner

Trivia game. Name translates to ABC for clever-clogs

Advance Junior Version

Denys Fisher

1975

Simple war game that uses a battery operated device to determine hits or misses

The Adventures of Captain Can

Carnaud Metalbox

A promotional game for a company who make tin cans.

Basket Ball

Unknown Publisher

You shoot plastic balls at a wooden target with three nets. If a ball goes into a net, you score the marked points

Bauernhof Tiere Quartett

ASS

2012

Farm animal photographs

Besuch im Wichtelwald

ASS

Quartet featuring dwarves drawn by J.F. Schreiber

Bibi Blocksburg Eene meene

Schmidt

2001

Set collecting game featuring Bibi, the little witch

Biene Maja und Alexander

FX Schmid

1979

Quartet featuring Maya the Bee and her mouse-friend Alexander. She was a popular German cartoon character on television

 

Blumen Quartett

Piatnik

Flowers quartet featuring the artist H. Deim.

Campaign

Waddingtons

1971

First edition. Abstract game dressed-up as a Napoleonic war game

Candidate

Avalon Hill

1992

Presidential election game for 2 to 6 players even though it represents the American two-party system

Castle Lords

Tilsit

2002

Saving the kingdom of Richard the Lionheart from his brother John's devious plans

Countdown

Britannia Games

2005

Popular TV word gameshow. Box features presenters Carol Vorderman and Richard Whitely (who sadly denied in the same year as this game appeared

DHV Round 1

Robot Martini

2007

Card game. The title stands for Drinking, History and Violence

DHV Round 2

Robot Martini

2007

More characters and increases the game to four players

Farben Quartett

ASS

2010

Young children's game

Fussball Taschenquiz

Ravensburger

2006

Official trivia game for the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Hallo Boss

IWA

1970

Business game of producing goods and then selling them. The game is better known as a later version by Ravensburger, named Playboss

Heimische Vogelwelt

Schmid

Quartet featurin European birds

Der Heiratsmarkt

Jos. Scholz

1925

A 'comical' game

Himmel und Huhn Schwarzer Peter

Carta Mundi

2005

Disney licenced game featuring 2 characters I don't know.

Im Bärenwald

FX Schmid

2006

Souvenir item for a theme park called Bärenwald. Patience-sized cards

Insekten

Bielefelder

Quartet featuring photos of insects

Jekyll & Hyde

Waddingtons

1980

Alex Randolph's game of bluff and nerve

Kanto

MB Spiele

1975

An entirely abstract game that has features associated with games like L'Attaque and Stratego

Knight Rider

ASS

1982

Quartett featuring scenes and characters in the TV series

Komponisten-Quartettspiel

M Dittert

Famous composers

Lach mal wieder

Bielefelder

A 'comical' game featuring a mysterious character called ULKi. I cannot find out who he is or was

Lekt oder Selters

Salagames

1992

Card game about ordering drinks in a crowded bar

Lords of the Sierra Madre

Decision Games

1995

Huge campaign game about settling and exploiting the area around the Mexican - American border

Lost Luggage

Ravensburger

1988

Alex Randolph game where memory plays a major part

Lotto or House

Harlesden

Standard Lotto game, probably from the 1930's

Lügen Kniffel

Schmidt

1992

Advanced Yahtzee. Designed by our friend Knut-Michael Wolf

Das lustige Saurier-Spiel

Quelle

1988

Promotional quartet made for a mail order catalogue business. Yucky cute baby dinosaur illustrations

The Mad Magazine Game

Parker

1979

Game featuring art from the famous magazine. Lose all your money to win

Märchen Quartett

ASS

Fairy story quartets

 

Märchen

Piatnik

Fairy story quartet

Märchen-Quartett

Vereinigte Kunstanstalten Senkeisen

Fairy story quartets. A guess, but I think it is over 70 years old

Mein 1e. Quartett

FX Schmid

A child's first quartet

Mini Quartett: Heiße Räder

Pelikan

Promotional Top Trumps game for Volksbank. Photographs of cars and their statistics

The Mysterious Planchette

Roberts Brothers

1929

Not a game but an item that performs rather like a Ouija board

Noblemen

Pegasus

2012

Excellent game of the British aristocracy. Highly recommended

Original Tangram

Jumbo

1984

Cheap Dutch tangram set

Piraten Poker

Piatnik

1998

Nice card game featuring auctions of pirate's booty

Pocket Quiz Berlin

Moses

2006

Trivia game with all the questions being about Berlin

Quatsch-Nich

Pelikan

A 'comical' game. Name translates as "Don't talk nonsense"

Sarah Kay's Kleine Lebensweisheiten

FX Schmid

Quartet of cute children. Title means "Life's Little Wisdoms"

Schilderkunst der 17e eeuw in Nederlandsche Musea

Unknown Publisher

1930

Quartet game featuring the works of art in Dutch museums. In the largest box for a quartet that I have ever seen

Schwarzer Peter

Heinrich Schwarz

Quartet with nice animal illustrations

Spielen und lachen

Bielefelder

A 'comical' game

The Stock Exchange Game

More Games

1986

Nice tag line - "Who Shares Wins". Promotional game made for the Stock Exchange in London in their 'Big Bang' event that year

Suburbia

Bezier Games

2012

Nice game of city developement

Super Mini: Tier Lieblinge

FX Schmid

Quartet. Photographs of young animals

Super Trumpf: Blaulicht

FX Schmid

1986

Top Trumps game featuring emergency vehicles such as police cars, ambulances and fire engines

Talking Stones

Goldsieber

1997

A 'heavyweight' word game, mainly because it features around 300 stones! Yes, real stones

Tall Stories

Living & Learning

1992

Children's game where all the tiles they lay will tell part of a story

Tears of the Dragon

Avalanche Press

2003

Two player fantasy war game

Tell Me

Spears

Trivia game with subjects on cards and a spinner that denotes the letter that correct answers must start with

Tiere aus aller Welt

ASS

Quartet featuring photograph's of animals from all round the world

Tier-Quartett

Piatnik

Photographs of animals

Time War

Yaquinto

1979

Players must time travel to change history for the benefit of the future

Totoploy

John Waddington

1938

This version features cardboard horses instead of the usual metal. Britain was on a war footing and metal was needed elsewhere

Uno Boomo

Mattel

2001

The love child of Uno and my game, 5 Alive

Uno Dice

Gibsons

1987

Uno mechanics with dice rather than cards. A good game actually

Weidmannsheil

Lehrmittel Pössneck

1978

East German quartet game. The title is a traditional greeting one hunter would make to another, and means "Good Hunting". Nice artwork by Siegfried Hauffe

Wer dumm fragt...

Berliner

2000

A 'comical' game for children

Wer ist der Beste?

Krummacher

1977

Abstract business game, rather dull, but I do love the box illustration, a lion in a business suit

Wie du mir...so ich dir!

Bielefelder

A 'comical' game. Title means "Tit for tat"

Zirkus

Pelikan

A German game of Snap, known as Schnipp-Schnapp in Germany

 

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