Do not sent me your answers — the quiz is only for your own enjoyment. I will state the answers in a separate post, quite soon.
Below are scans of five card-game rule-booklets. (I have not shown scans of any of these exact booklets before in the present blog. So, for example, although I may have shown scans of Bridge before, and maybe even the same edition as that shown below, the copy of Bridge shown is a different copy.) It is possible that you will find one clue buried in one of the questions.
1. What design feature do all five of the booklets possess that is not found in all (but is found in many) copies of card-game rule-booklets with the same basic cover design? Hint: Don’t spend a lot of time on this. It is quite obvious at a glance, if you know what to look for.
2. What does that design-feature show (why did they use that design feature)?
3. Can you think of another reason why that design feature might have been used?
Note: If you know more about it than I do, you might be able to narrow-down the “reasons” (plural) of 2 and 3 to just one possible reason.
4. For this question, disregard the titles. Approximately “when” do you think the booklets shown were printed? (Why do you think that?)
5. As a group, what major “conceptual” attribute do the five booklets have? (To get this question right very likely will require some major “thinking inside the box.”)
As I say, the answers, or at least one set of answers, will appear in another post, rather soon.
I do not know whether collectors will find the above quiz “easy,” “difficult,” or “something in between.” I do believe that anyone who knows nothing about old card-game rule-booklets would find all five questions essentially impossible to answer intelligently.