When idle hands

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When idle hands

  1. 1. Authors card game first appeared in 1861. Everymanufacturer produced a version. Children and adultslearned the names of works by major authors.
  2. 2. 1879 word-building set by McLoughlin Brothers.
  3. 3. A simple card game from Noyes, Snow & Co. teachingproverbs, from about 1880.
  4. 4. Ca. 1900wood puzzlemarked forthe countiesin New YorkState.
  5. 5. McLoughlin Brothersproduced this question-and-answer gamearound 1890.
  6. 6. Parker Brothers’ 1895 Bible Game featured questions andanswers.
  7. 7. Who could objectto The ShakespeareGame, producedby Parker Brothersin 1903.
  8. 8. Two more McLoughlin Brothers Bible-themed card games.
  9. 9. Card games with a Charles Dickens theme and Old Testamentquestions.
  10. 10. In 1890 McLoughlin Brothersproduced the games Pilgrim’sProgress, Going to SundaySchool, and Tower of Babel.These all came in a slipcasedisguised as a harmless pair ofbooks.
  11. 11. 1872 catalog forvendors, telling howproper games keepchildren home and offthe streets, and offeredwholesomeamusement. Bradley’sCheckered Game of Lifewas an example thathelped remove thenegative associations ofgaming.
  12. 12. 1920 boxed version ofBradley’s CheckeredGame of Life, markedas “The First GameInvented andManufactured by Mr.Milton Bradley, Playedfor Over Fifty Years.”

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