box: 1 x 7 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 20 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "NODDLES ASTRAY/ EIGHT MERRY GAMES/ COPYRIGHTED 1884 BY McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS. N. Y."
"Noddles Astray: Eight Merry Games" card games with 52 printed paper playing cards and an instruction booklet; cards printed in pairs with caricatures of heads and bodies such as "Venus Flytrap" and "Dutch Onion" printed on each; box with caricatures of a man and woman and the inscription, "NODDLES ASTRAY/ EIGHT MERRY GAMES/ COPYRIGHTED 1884 BY McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS. N. Y.".
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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