Game Classification

Das Mattscheiben-Quartett 2006  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Das Mattscheiben-Quartett Das Mattscheiben-Quartett is a variant of the classic Happy Families card game. In this variant the player goes against a virtual copy of Oliver Kalkofe and the card motives and categories are inspired by clips from the German TV show Kalkofes Mattscheibe.

The player and the AI both receive 16 cards and at the start of the game the player is the announcer. This means he shows his uppermost card and chooses one of the seven categories. Then the AI shows its uppermost cards and the card with the best worth (depending on the category either the highest or lowest) wins and gets both cards. The winner is the next announcer. The goal is to receive all cards to win the game.

There are two special rules: if both cards have the same worth, the announcer changes. Also sometimes the player is not allowed to choose a certain category when it would be a "certain winner" because it has the best worth of all cards. The AI can be set to seven difficulty levels. The cards can also be printed out and played offline with a friend. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash)