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Published January 12, 2021 Updated March 30, 2022

Parejas del Mundo

“Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes H. Fournier, 1972.

1972 Spain Heraclio Fournier Card Games Add to Collection

“Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972. The pack contains 16 pairs of related cards which combine to make one image, plus a single “Comeniños” card (child-eating wolf). Players seek to collect matching pairs of cards, whilst whoever ends up with the “Comeniños” card is the loser. See the Rules

“Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972 “Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972 “Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972 “Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972

Above: “Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972. 33 cards + rules in box. The “Comeniños” card is signed ‘Toni’, who may be the artist of all the other cards.

“Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972
“Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1972
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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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