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Grandmama's Improved Game of Riddles

Object Number: 
2000.609
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 15.9 cm ) each card: 1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 3.5 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the cover: "GRANDMAMA'S/ IMPROVED GAME/ OF/ RIDDLES/ McLOUGHLIN/ BROS./ N.Y."
Description: 
"Grandmama's Improved Game of Riddles" card game with 119 cards in a paper covered cardboard box; each numbered card is printed with a question; box cover lithographed with a seated family group including three women, a man and a child; cover inscribed, "GRANDMAMA'S/ IMPROVED GAME/ OF/ RIDDLES/ McLOUGHLIN/ BROS./ N.Y."
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group