I do not have many quartett decks by Schmidt; they are difficult to find, both the technical quartett and the classic quartetts. One of the quartetts I’d like to buy next is the M.A.S.K. deck, which is somehow similar to this one and to the other with Real Ghostbusters I presented some time ago.
I didn’t know this deck existed, so it was an unexpected find. The character Count Duckula is very interesting, I remember watching the cartoons as a kid. Despite being a vampire duck, it is funny and suitable for all ages. The scenery and the stories are quite pop, as you can see from the images shown in each card.
The families are dedicated to one character each, plus two families with places and objects. The backgrounds in bright colours are typical for Schmidt. Besides Count Duckula, Nanny, Igor and the Professor, there are two families with two creatures I cannot recognize (anyone?) and two more with objects and places related to this funny character. I love the coffin with the lights! (card 5D)
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: COUNT DUCKULA (Ref. 03192)
- Year: 1990
- Company: Schmidt Spiele (Germany)