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Vintage Return of the Jedi Card Game by Cromy (Argentina)

August 29, 2012

Finding unusual foreign Star Wars items is one of my favorite parts of collecting. That’s particularly true when it’s something completely unique, rather than just a foreign language version of something released in the US. I had never seen this item before, or heard of the company that put it out — Cromy. Obviously, the box has seen better days. I tried deciphering the rules, but I’m still a little fuzzy on the details.

Each card has a photo from Return of the Jedi along with some explanatory text. For example, the Google translation of the caption on the first card below reads (with a little editing):

Visit to Jabba the Hutt
Jabba the Hutt is a horrendous monster living in a fortress who dominates Tattooine and has kidnapped Han Solo, who is held captive in a block of carbonite. While the droids offer a message, Jabba listens.

One interesting thing is that almost all of the photos on the cards are flipped horizontally from the ones we usually see. The first card below is okay, but the others are all reversed. Sometimes companies will reverse images to get them to work better in a certain context, but having so many of them reversed makes me think that they just made a mistake. One other interesting note is how they call him “Jabba’l Hutt,” which is a new variation on the name for me. I’ve seen “Jabba el Hutt” in Spanish before.


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