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Published December 12, 2019 Updated May 15, 2022

Casais Portugueses

Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies

1970 Portugal Majora Ethnic & Indigenous Fashion & Costume Folklore Card Games Add to Collection

This matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, features 21 pairs of figures, labelled A - V, wearing traditional dress from various Portuguese provinces and colonies (many now former colonies). The object is to win by becoming the player holding the single card showing the Portuguese National and Colonial flags, after all the couples have been matched and placed on the table. See the Rules

Above: the single flags card, and the back design showing the manufacturer’s logo.

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