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It was with some sadness that today I learned that Richard Sharp had died in 2003. Whilst I worked in the Games Centre shop in London, I met Richard. It was obvious then that he was very intelligent and bursting with ideas. 7 or 8 years later he wrote one o0f the finest books ever written about...
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...
The Lion (Panthera leo) is a symbol for bravery and often portrayed as ferocious beast. The lion-tamer was a familiar act in the circus. He would thrill the spectators just by being in the same 'space' as a lion or two. And then he would increase the thrill by putting his head into the lion's mouth...
The Monkey (Ceboidea - New World or Cercopithecoidea - Old World) has long been used on boxes and cards. Main reason I think would be because they are associated with fun and mischief. "Is he up to monkey business?" is how a policeman might describe a known criminal. And Blackadder might say "He is...
Game publishers have often used the circus as their theme, simply because it will attract children and attract parents who are buying a game for their offspring ("Oh! Johnny loves the circus, he will love this game"). Personally I am not a fan. Animals always seemed so sad to be performing every...
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