The “Boffie” Kwartetspel was designed by Huibert Vet and published by Albert Heijn in 1936
Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s
“Fireside Bible Game” (No.1124) published by The Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, USA, 1899.
BMW Promo Top Trumps produced as a promotion for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Promotional playing cards produced for Bodegas Trapiche, designed to play Quartet games by collecting a wine bottle card with four matching glasses.
Joker S.A.I.C. produce a range including children's card games, tarot cards and advertising decks, alongside their standard Spanish-suited and Anglo-American playing cards.
“Castles” Quartet Illustrated by Vladimir Kovářík
This “Jeu de Familles” from the 1960s designed by Jean Bachès promotes Chambord glassware.
“Characters from Charles Dickens” card game published by D. Ogilvy, mid-19th century.
Hand-made ‘Chief Cities Quartettes’ card game, c.1910.
The Cow and Gate Happy Family game was issued around 1928 to promote nutrition products
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“Das Lustige Familien Quartett” published by Eugen Schmidt K.G., Dresden, c.1930s
Dondorf’s “Die Vogel-Welt” No. 351 quartet game, c.1905
The Game of “Doctor Busby” published by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, c.1890.
Filmstar-Parade Quartet card game published by F X Schmid, Munich, c.1958
“Fipps der Affe“ (Fipps the Ape) quartet game with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch published by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, c.1960
The beautiful artwork in Dondorf's “Fruits et Légumes” quartet game reminds us of the benefits of natural food.
“Funny Families” card game manufactured by Woolley & Co, 1890s.
Globe Trotters follows the journey of a group of travellers who depart from Genoa by ocean liner and sail to the Orient for the ultimate travel experience.
A card game commemorating the first round the world flight by the Graf Zeppelin, published by J.W. Spear & Söhne, Nuremberg, in 1930
Happy Families is probably one of the most popular card games ever invented, with educational benefits relating to sorting and matching of sets, as well as early literacy and elementary genealogy, flowers or bird identification, etc.
“Historic Ships” quartet game from Czechoslovakia illustrated by Jaromír Vraštil
“Humouristic Quartett” families game produced by Adolf Sala of Berlin
The Game of ‘In Castle Land’ (No.1113) published by The Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1896.
Quartet games with scientific illustrations became popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. J. W. Spear and Sons Zoology quartet game is a lesson in natural history.
In 1851 the games manufacturer John Jaques of London (founded in 1795) commissioned a set of drawings from John Tenniel, later Sir John, the chief cartoonist of Punch, for their new game of Happy Families.
Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.
“John Bull”, the Capital English Game published by W. Cremer, c.1865.
“Kleine Tierwelt” wildlife quartet game designed by Heinz Osthoff, published by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, 1963.
The beautiful images in this quartet game published by Jeux Spear in 1933 depict the progress of transport and travel since early times up til the 1930s
Lustiges Wilhelm Busch Quartett published by Franz Schmidt, Nuremberg, 1937
This beautiful quartet game from Holland illustrates the strange life cycle of the peanut.
Enid Blyton’s Noddy Happy Families was published in 1955 by Sampson Low, 25 Gilbert Street, London W.1., manufactured in Great Britain.
The game of Population was first published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, USA (a division of United States Playing Card Co), in c.1896
Uncut sheet of ‘Quickie’ Wheelchairs Quartet card game, made in Poland 2004
Schlager Film Revue “Hot and Sweet” Quartett für Teenager, c.1960
“Schwarzer Peter Quartett” game published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch
“Strange People” card game produced by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1895.
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
Published in 1933, this game celebrated the burgeoning passenger services by air around the world. Spears Weltflug Quartette was produced in German, Dutch and English versions.