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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blogland I need you

This is one of my favorite finds lately and I don't know what
it is.

It is made in West Germany and is in a nice leather box.

It is obviously some sort of card game but I can't figure
out what it is all about.

Each deck has 52 cards but the King is a "K", the Queen
is a "D", and the Jack is a "B". I am supposing that the
German words for each of those start with those letters???
But here is the real puzzle........

It includes 3 regular die and 5 that have pictures of the
King with a K and Queen with a Q and Jack with a J and
then little spades and hearts that I just don't get. Please
help if you can. What is it??? The box is very well made
and the cards tip up when the box opens.
I have no idea how old it is either or what it would be worth.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance,



laurie -magpie ethel said...

i am no help...none at all.

melanie said...

I think I have a set of these cards...but no dice to go with them...and not a clue what they are...
good luck dearie!
(really really like the set , though!)

Florence said...

Good luck on that one! Florence

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh dear, yet another comment saying she doesn't know what it is. Sorry. But the picture cards are beautiful and I really like the dice with all the hearts. xx

kluless said...

I believe those are called French Suited cards where the Q is Dame and the J is Bube (no kidding!) and they might have been for the German card game called Skat. I don't know about those dice, though. Maybe is was some sort of game box and contained more than one game.

Teresa said...

Have you tried The Google? It would be hard to know just what to type in though.
I hope you find your answer because this is a very cool find you've got here.
Keep us posted!

Treasure Hunter said...

I found it!!! It is a Poker Dice set.

The only reason I know this is that I have a set of them as well in a seven game set and I kept the instructions. Check out the link I attached. If you want the rules for playing and can not find them online. Email me and I will forward them to you. Have fun.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Annette.... I'm so happy you got the mystery solved. Isn't Bloggyville grand?? :-) It really is a great find....




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