The Yacht Race Game
Cardboard, paper, metal
board: 31 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. ( 80 x 41.3 cm )
box: 1 1/8 x 17 x 8 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 43.2 x 21.6 cm )
"The Yacht Race" board game in a box with board, spinner and eight sailboat shaped playing pieces; quad-fold board with a map image of New York harbor with sections of Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey, as well as the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge; playing spaces are marked in the center of the harbor and around the edges; back of the board covered in red paper and inscribed in gold, "Game of Yacht Race;" box cover decorated with two sailboats in a medallion, flowers and the inscription, "THE/ YACHT RACE/ GAME/ PATENTED, DEC 27. 1887. McLOUGHLIN BROS; N. Y.;" cardboard and metal spinner fits into a hole in the board and is inscribed with compass directions, the numbers 1 through 6 and "HEAD WIND/ FAIR WIND" in blue, yellow and red ink; eight sailboat shaped playing pieces set into metal holders.
The Liman Collection
printed: on the game board: "WHISTLING BUOY/ SCOTLAND LT. SHIP/ SANDS HOOK LT. SHIP"
printed: on the reverse of the game board: "Game of/ Yacht Race"
printed: on the box cover: "THE/ YACHT RACE/ GAME/ PATENTED, DEC 27. 1887. McLOUGHLIN BROS; N. Y.;"
printed: on the spinner: "HEAD WIND/ FAIR WIND"
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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