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Mask

Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988.

1988 Argentina Cromy Fantasy Sci-Fi Card Games Add to Collection

Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988. The deck contains 8 sets of four cards each, plus 2 jokers.

Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988 Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988 Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988

Above: Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988. 32 cards + 2 jokers + rules + title card + stickers in plastic box.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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