Quartets (card Game)
Quartets is a card game, similar to Go Fish, which was the start of Top Trumps. The game was invented in the Netherlands where it is known as 'kwartet'. They were originally created by Austrian card game company Piatnik during the 1960s., but later began being released by Dubreq, Ace, Waddingtons and other companies. Quartets, like Ace Trumps, were usually non-licenced.
Each pack originally contained 32 cards, divided into 8 groups of 4 cards, unlike a normal 52 pack of playing cards, but the number of groups changed from company to company.
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