Why this quartet card game?
This old Dutch’family-game’exists in all kinds and sizes.This version about drugs however did not yet exist.
Drugs have always been present in nature and have been used and misused by shamans, witches, alchemists and religious persons throughout history. Now, for less than a century, drugs are causing changes in our society because whole parts of our population is experimenting with many variants.
As a result of that the pro’s and cons have become clear. As well as the prejudices.
It’s not pleasant that ignorant people with too much drugs in their bodies jump off Amsterdam roofs. It is not nice either when creative minds and artists, who as pioneers, have opened new doors for us, are being called loosers and junkies.
With this game a somewhat broader picture of Amsterdam is given related to it’s drugshistory in the recent decades. Historical information is provided through various sites, buildings and individuals. Each card from the game tell’s it’s own story and together they compose a walk along the Amsterdam underground scene, from the past until now.
The Amsterdam ‘Magies sentrum’( magical centre ) in a different perspective.
Enjoy the game! Play your cards!
Download the instructions, PDF 1MB (Dutch, English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, German, Chinese, Portuguese, French)
With special thanks;
-E.Los (photography ), L.Lisser ( grafics ), E.v.Kooten (prints ), M.Bayle ( lay out ), T.Nabben ( High Amsterdam ), Hellinga & Plomp ( ‘Uit je bol’), Andere tijden ( VPRO ) C.Braam Handelsreiziger v.d.Nederlandse Cocaïnefabriek, ‘Spuiten en slikken’( BNN ) ,G.Wessel (photography ), H.Boogert ( photography), R.Castillo (wallpaper ), Bob Schoo (website), Trimbos Institution and so on…
And special thanks for the inspiration;
- H. Brood, P.Pontiac, T.v.d.Boogaard, S.Vinkenoog, Chapiteau ( THC ), M.C.Escher, E.Schreurs, C.Baker, Freakbrothers, R.v.Rijn, Vamos, M.M.Dissen, A.Hazes, I.Vics and lots of beers and joints from the liquor-stores and coffee-shops in my neighbourhood, ‘de Staatsliedenbuurt’.
- Several cards are available as postcards and posters.
- There is a book coming out about several cards (in Store) in this game and more information about Amsterdam, soon to be ordered on our website.
Artwork & copy rights;
Martijn Dissen / Bont en Blauw-Decorations /