This week’s freebie: long and short I quartets game
A quartet is a collection of multiple sets of 4 matching cards for 2 and more participants.
Preparation: Each player gets 4 cards. Keep the cards in your hand and do not show them to the other players. Put the deck of remaining cards on the table upside down.
Course of the game: Each player in its turn ask one of the other players if he has cards from a certain quartet. This must be a quartet (set) of which he owns at least 1 card. If that player has at least one card from the quartet then he must say YES. Then the player has to guess which card from the quartet the other player has. If he guess right the other player must hand it over and the player has another turn. If the player does not have the requested card, the turn is finished and the player can take a card from the deck. If a player has a complete set of 4 cards, he may say out loud: ‘Quartet!’ and put the quartet open on the table.
End of the game: When all players have played all their cards, the game is over. The player with the most quartets is the winner.
Note: The cards can also be used to play a memory game. In this game chose only 2 cards from each quartet and leave the rest aside.
Mix up the cards.
Lay them in rows, face down.
Take turns turning over any two cards.
If the two cards match (belong to the same quartet set) , keep them. If they don’t match, turn them back over.
Try to remember what was on each card and where it was. Watch and remember during the other player’s turn.
The game is over when all the cards have been matched wins.
The player with the most matches.