Monday, 9 November 2009

that's My World, ABC Wednesday, Q for Quartet










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QUARTET
This is the German and Dutch equivalent of Happy Families, Go Fish or Authors. Many different designs of cards were made for this game in the late nineteenth and throughout the twentieth century, with various educational or other themes.

1.Quartet is played by three or more players.

2.The cards are shuffled and divided among the players.

3.Examine your cards; if you hold a complete set of four cards, lay these on the table.

4.The player on the right of the dealer asks any player if he holds a card needed to complete a set of four or a quartet.

5.If the player asked holds the card, he must surrender it, if not he becomes the one who asks for cards he needs to collect sets of four cards or quartets.

6. The winner is the player with the most quartets.

We often played Quartet with the children, with whom we used a far simpler set of cards when they were too young to read. My grand children in Australia liked the game as well.



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34 comments:

Dina said...

Quartet looks a lot more interesting and educational than Go Fish.
And lucky for you it starts with Q. :)

Vicki Lane said...

What great pictures on those cards! As Dina said, much more educational!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I have to agree, Quartet does look a lot more educational and fun than Go Fish. And I also love the pictures on the cards! Great post for both days!!

Have a great week, Wil!

Sylvia

Miss_Yves said...

Déjà la lettre "Q"!
Une jolie présentation de ces cartes!
En français, c'est le jeu des sept familles, qui me rappelle beaucoup de souvenirs, comme enfant et comme mère de famille !

The Weaver of Grass said...

Are games popular in the Netherlands, Reader Wil? Our Dutch friends taught us to play Rumikub when they were over here and then sent us a set on their return. We still play regularly but when they come over they are so good at it that they always beat us.

Martha Z said...

Very interesting. A game that gives the adults a chance to teach and the children an opportunity to learn while all have fun.

Jedediah said...

I haven't played Quartet in ages, but I used to have tons of different decks. Cars, animals, Disney, horses, birds - you name it. I have no idea if I still have any, maybe I'll search my parents' attic (who knows what I'll find...tons of old toys up there)

Dirkjogt said...

De kwartetten zijn nog steeds leuk om te spelen. Zou dit enkel in Europa populair zijn?

JOE TODD said...

Let's hope card games never get lost in the jungle of "videogames"

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting post. I guess I have not heard of a lot of modern games or old ones for that matter.

Snap said...

This is fun! You always have the most interesting posts! I enjoy my visits with you.

Stine in Ontario said...

This sounds like a game I might enjoy playing with your grandkids. I like a game with simple rules.

Jossie said...

Kwartetten, wat hebben we dat spel vaak gespeeld. Zelf als kind en later met onze kinderen. Ik vind het nog steeds leuk.

eileeninmd said...

I remember playing many go fish games. Great post and photos.

Cloudia said...

I have a full nest! I win!



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Etje said...

Heb dat spelletje met de kids eindeloos gespeeld was een van hun favorieten

Kay said...

This looks like a lot of fun. We used to play Go Fish all the time with the kids. These cards look a little like the ones my almost 3 year old granddaughter plays with.

Hazel said...

I thought of 4 singers when I read quartet. Thanks for the new vocabulary today.

Anya said...

Dat is lang geleden dat we dat spelletje thuis gespeeld hebben.
Misschien iets voor oudjaars avond ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow this game looks cool, I didn't know about it, thanks for all information!
Léia :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh, oh, can I play? Looks more fun than Go Fish.
I too was thinking music. T
hink I will google the cards and get them for my niece.

serline said...

This is an interesting game for the family. Love those animals picture on the cards.

RuneE said...

It seems to be much preferable to poker, but then I'm not a gambling man.

Middle Ditch said...

Oh I love this game. We used to play it loads when my children were small.

Ik heb het kabouter kwartet maar momenteel weet ik niet waar het is. Het is van die schrijver van dat kabouter book. Probably worth a little now. X

Patty said...

Looks like a fun game. I bet the Grandchildren like it. Have a great week.

Carol said...

This card came is fun and educational. I like it better than go fish. My grandchildren love to play games like this.

Etje said...

Is hier in ons kleine landje dan wel een vrije dag, maar de reden hiervoor is alles behalve om het een leuke dag te noemen.

Etje said...

Wel is vandaag de herdenking van de wapenstilstand van de Eerste Wereldoorlog.
Vind dit niet zo leuk omdat er daarna gezegd is 'dit nooit meer' maar de mensheid heeft sinds die gebeurtenis weer eens niks geleerd want elke dag worden er nog steeds mensen vermoord om een of andere domme rede

anthonynorth said...

Great cards. It has been ages since I've played card games of any kind.

antigoni said...

Love this game! Great for family moments.

Jedediah said...

You asked about using tanks with mine flails in Afghanistan: that is indeed done, but only as a part of much more complex mine clearing operations. Some mines are flail-resistant and mine-flail vehicles are vulnerable to anti-tank mines, they can only be used for anti-personnel mines. Also, they don't work so well in dry or muddy terrain or areas with many rocks. Unfortunately, we seem to be a lot better in coming up with weapons than in making them harmless again.

jay said...

Oh, I loved Happy Families as a child! I particularly loved the illustrations, which aren't nearly so good on modern packs. Having said that, I can't tell if yours are modern or vintage! Whichever it is, they're great!

Etje said...

Kom je gewoon een hele fijne donderdag wensen

Marja said...

I always loved quartet What a beautiful set Wil