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Published November 25, 2022 Updated February 19, 2023

Pumuckl quartet game

Quartet game featuring the kobold Pumuckl, creation of the German author Ellis Kaut.

1987 Germany Schmid F.X. Ellis Kaut Animation Fantasy Television Videos Card Games Add to Collection

Pumuckl is a small, slightly chubby, red-haired kobold (or sprite) who loves annoying people and playing practical jokes. He causes chaos in the workshop of Master Eder, as shown in set 1. He is the creation of German author Ellis Kaut (1920-2015) and is especially well known in Bavaria where he featured in a children’s TV show. Each set of four cards depicts a different episode from the adventures or mishaps of Pumuckl.

Pumuckl quartet game made by F.X. Schmid, Prien, Germany, c1987 Pumuckl quartet game made by F.X. Schmid, Prien, Germany, c1987

Above: Pumuckl quartet game made by F.X. Schmid, Prien, Germany, c1987. 32 cards + 1 title/rule card in plastic box. Size: 66 x 100 mm. © Buchagentur Mūnchen 1987.


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