ABACUS Small-Box Card Games
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Some of my favorite card games are issued under the ABACUS label. The Abacus small-box card games have side-loading boxes less sturdy than their Amigo counterparts, but relatively equal in size. The cards come in both full- and half-size, and span the quality spectrum from nice, linen-coated to plastic-feeling. The art design tends to be attractive, though the backs of the cards often feature the Abacus logo, rather than any art specific to the game.

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Designer: Urs Hostettler
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Year: 1991

Haven't played (there goes my shot at being on Geekspeak).
 
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Year: 2003

A simple set-collecting game; lots of fun.
 
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Designer: Emiliano Sciarra
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Year: 2002

Nevertheless, I believe this game was published first by other company.

The Sheriff and his/her Deputy want to kill the bad guys, the outlaws want to kill the Sheriff, and the Renegade wants to be the last man standing. Good game that simulates perfectly the spaghetti western atmosphere. One bad thig: it has player elimination.
 
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Year: 1999

Great mixture of memory and set-collection.
 
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Designer: Reiner Knizia
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I've only played the Duell version, but was surprised by how much fun I had, with such a simple rules set.
 
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Designer: Urs Hostettler.
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Year: 1998.
 
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Designers: Alan R. Moon & Aaron Weissblum
Artist: Georg von Westphalen
Year: 2003

I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would, but I'd like to play it again.
 
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Designer: Michael Schacht
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Year: 2001

First published as "Don", I believe by Queen Games.
 
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Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004

Haven't played. I don't get to play Mamma Mia! enough to covet a fresh take on it.
 
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Designer: Urs Hostettler
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Year: 1989

Haven't played.
 
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Designer: Wolfgang Panning
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Year: 1996

Haven't played.
 
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Designer: Alan R. Moon
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Year: 2001

My favorite trick-taking game. Very sleak, lots of fun.
 
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Designer: Friedemann Friese
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Year: 1992

Haven't played.
 
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Designer: Christian Heuser
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Year: 2004

Released in Spanish as "Matamoscas" by Homo Ludicus this year.
 
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Designer: Heinz Meister
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 1992

Haven't played.
 
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Designer: Michael Schacht
Artist: Michael Schacht
Year: 2005

Haven't played.
 
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Designer: ?
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Year: 1994

Haven't played.
 
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Designer: Michael Schacht
Artist: Michael Schacht (?)
Year: 2001

A surprise hit with my friend and I playing, but a disaster with the maximum. With two, it goes by relatively quickly, and players needn't wait long between turns.
 
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Designer: Dltef Wendt
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Year: 2004

Haven't played. Looks to be more for children than for adults, but it looks interesting to me none-the-less.
 
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Designer: Thomas Scheider Axmann
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Year: 1996

Haven't played, though I enjoy the movie.
 
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Designer: Oliver Igelhaut.
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Year: 2004.
 
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Designer: Jong Kong
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Year: 2005
 
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25. Board Game: Kismet [Average Rating:5.18 Overall Rank:13874]
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Designer: Wolfgang Panning
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Year: 1997

Haven't played.
 
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