“Fipps der Affe“ (Fipps the Ape) quartet game with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch published by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, c.1960
Lustiges Wilhelm Busch Quartett published by Franz Schmidt, Nuremberg, 1937
“Schwarzer Peter Quartett” game published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch
“Humouristic Quartett” families game beautifully illustrated and printed by chromolithography in Germany
“Das Lustige Familien Quartett” published by Eugen Schmidt K.G., Dresden, c.1930s
The beautiful artwork in Dondorf's “Fruits et Légumes” quartet game reminds us of the benefits of natural food.
This “Jeu de Familles” from the 1960s designed by Jean Bachès promotes Chambord glassware.
The “Boffie” Kwartetspel was designed by Huibert Vet and published by Albert Heijn in 1936
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.
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
A card game commemorating the first round the world flight by the Graf Zeppelin, published by J.W. Spear & Söhne, Nuremberg, in 1930
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.
This beautiful quartet game from Holland illustrates the strange life cycle of the peanut.
Promotional playing cards produced for Bodegas Trapiche, designed to play Quartet games by collecting a wine bottle card with four matching glasses.
Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.
The Cow and Gate Happy Family game was issued around 1928 to promote nutrition products
Enid Blyton's Noddy Happy Families was published in 1955 by Sampson Low, 25 Gilbert Street, London W.1., manufactured in Great Britain.
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.
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.
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
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.
CROMY card games Argentina - AIRWOLF
Animals Quartet playing cards printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s