The New Game of King's Quoits

Object Number: 
2000.456
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Cardbord, paper, wood, cotton, felt, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 37.5 x 41.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ NEW GAME/ KING'S/ QUOITS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK./ COPYRIGHTED 1893"
Description: 
"The New Game of King's Quoits" board game with 4 bone disks, 23 bone rings, 2 circular felt mats, a textile bag to hold the rings and a paper covered board with 36 wooden pegs applied in a paper covered cardboard and wooden box; box cover with a target in the center with court figures in each of the corners, a queen, a joker, a king and a knight; box cover inscribed, "THE/ NEW GAME/ KING'S/ QUOITS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS., NEW YORK./ COPYRIGHTED 1893"; board with court figures repeated in the corners, five circular target rings around a castle in the center and three rings of applied wooden pegs painted, red, blue and yellow; partition at the top of the board holds the playing pieces.
Gallery Label: 
The New Game of King's Quoits is a variation of Tiddledy Winks in which players try to ring pegs by jumping donut-shaped bone disks off a mat.
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