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The Rough Riders: a Game

Identifier: EPH 5050

Scope and Contents

One simple racing board game for two or four players manufactured by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts as a part of its ‘Adventure Series.’ The game’s box lid depicts Teddy Roosevelt leading the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War in Cuba. The game board within is designed to represent the battlefield at San Juan Hill and is marked with ten possible routes from ‘camp’ to ‘victory.’ Players spin to advance wooden pawns along chosen routes. The first player to reach ‘victory’ wins the game.


  • Creation: 1900


Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The item is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


1 box (1 game (1 board, 10 pieces, 1 spinner)) : cardboard, metal, wood, color ; 25 x 51 cm board built into 28 x 53 x 3 cm box


Rules of play printed inside box lid.

Jennifer Brcka
2019 September 17
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556