Bielefelder “Hansel und Gretel” Quartett Card Game, c.1960Bielefelder “Hansel und Gretel” Quartett Card Game, c.1960Bielefelder “Hansel und Gretel” Quartett Card Game, c.1960

Children's card game, "Hansel und Gretel," made by Bielfelder Spielkarten, c.1960, in the original plastic box. It is a "Quartett" game, the German equivalent of British "Happy Families" games, both of which have similarities to the American game of "Go Fish." The cards are divided into sets of 4 cards, and the game is played by asking opponents for cards in a particular "family" (i.e., in a particular set of 4). The goal is to make as many sets of 4 as possible. British "Happy Families" sets typically have 44 cards – 11 "families" of 4 each. German "Quartett" games have 32 or 36 cards (i.e., 8 or 9 "families").

This particular "Quartett" set from Bielefelder is based upon, and tells the story of, Hansel & Gretel. It has 32 game cards, plus a card that gives the rules, plus a card that announces the game, plus 2 cards that advertise other Bielefelder "Quartett" sets: "Schneewittchen und die 7 Zwerge" ("Snow White, etc.") and "Spiel Mit" ("?"). The cards are large, measuring 100mm x 65mm. Two of the "families" are shown in the images.

The cards are "as new" and do not appear to have been used. The plastic Bielefelder box has a very slight crack on the lid, but is otherwise in excellent condition. As one would expect of Bielefelder cards, the quality of the art work and printing is high.

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Bielefelder “Hansel und Gretel” Quartett Card Game, c.1960

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