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Anagrams and Other Letter Games

Anagrams and Other Letter Games
Anagrams and Other Letter Games
Title
Anagrams and Other Letter Games
Date 
ca. 1910
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 21 x 26 cm )
Description 
"Anagrams and Other Letter Games" table game with 418 cardboard tiles printed with a letter and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; box has a chromolithographed image of a woman and three children playing Anagrams at a parlor table; box inscribed, "Anagrams/ AND OTHER/ LETTER GAMES/ THE WORLD'S/ BEST GAMES/ BRADLEY'S/ MADE IN AMERICA/ 4392/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS, U. S. A."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.659
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "Anagrams/ AND OTHER/ LETTER GAMES/ THE WORLD'S/ BEST GAMES/ BRADLEY'S/ MADE IN AMERICA/ 4392/ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS, U. S. A."
Gallery Label 
Anagrams was one of several word-building games that gained popularity during the Victorian period. Players create words from tiles selected at random from the box and attempt to "capture" the most words to win the game.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group