Board games (game sets)
Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Game sets for activities that involve the moving of game pieces across a gameboard.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Flying the Beam: A Game of Aerial Transport
Identifier: EPH 5045
Scope and Contents One game designed by Captain William J. Chapman and manufactured by Parker Brothers, Inc. Players spin and move pieces across a board marked to represent the challenges of flying a plane into an airport using only radio signals.
Dates: Copyright: 1941
Game of a Visit to the Old Homestead
Identifier: EPH 5049
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin to advance wooden pawns along an oblong path printed on a board. The board is designed to resemble a patchwork quilt with fourteen numbered, illustrated ‘patches’ each depicting rural pastimes such as gathering chicken eggs and husking corn. When players land on a space corresponding with one of these pastimes, they collect a bone marker piece. Once all of the markers have been collected, the player...
Dates: Copyright: 1903
Game of Fun at the Circus
Identifier: EPH 5047
Scope and Contents One simple race board game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Designed for younger children, players spin and advance wooden pieces along a grid of numbered squares to play. Colorful illustrations including monkeys, a clown, leaping dogs, and a tightrope walker denote squares that offer advancement or setback along the players’ route.
Dates: Copyright: 1899
Game of Hunting the Tiger
Identifier: EPH 5051
Scope and Contents One strategy-based board game for two players produced by McLoughlin Brothers. The game board consists of concentric rings of colored cells, surrounded by illustrated jungle scenes. The object of the game is to determine whether the first player’s game pieces representing a tiger and its 6 cubs, or the second player’s game pieces representing an elephant and its 6 ‘beaters’ will be first to move from the outermost ring to occupy the ‘jungle’ at the center of the board.
Dates: Copyright: 1897
League Parlor Baseball Game
Identifier: EPH 5054
Scope and Contents Baseball board game with abacus-style scorekeeping system. Pieces missing.
Dates: circa 1884
"Lou" Gehrig's Official Plaball Junior
Identifier: EPH 5056
Scope and Contents One game manufactured by Johnson Store Equipment Co. Baseball board game. Pieces missing.
Dates: circa 1932
Major League Indoor Baseball Game
Identifier: EPH 5055
Scope and Contents One game manufactured by Philadelphia Game Manufacturing Co. Players choose a baseball team and play by spinning the dial to move players around the bases throughout the innings.
Dates: circa 1913
Official Knute Rockne Football Game and World Series Baseball Game in combination with Official Graham McNamee Radio Scoreboard for Football and Baseball
Scope and Contents The double-sided wooden board game features Knute Rockne’s Official Football Game and the Official Graham McNamee Radio Scoreboard for Football on one side, and the Official World Series Baseball Game and the Graham McNamee Radio Scoreboard for Baseball on the other side.The football game board features images and facsimile autographs of Knute Rockne and Graham McNamee. The baseball game board features two images of Graham McNamee with a radio microphone and features the text, “Good...
Round the World with Nellie Bly
Identifier: EPH 5044
Scope and Contents One board game for two to four players manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York and copyrighted by J. A. Crozier. Players spin to advance pawns along a spiral-shaped course replicating the globe-circling trip accomplished by Nellie Bly. Seventy-two illustrated squares describe Bly’s location on each day of her journey. Some squares are marked with instructions that send players forward or back along the course. The first player arrive at the 73rd space, representing a return to ‘New...
Dates: Copyright: 1890
Salute! Junior Edition
Identifier: EPH 5052
Scope and Contents One game manufactured by Selchow & Righter Company. Players roll dice and move pieces across a board marked to represent promotions and demotions in rank for the four United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Corps. The player who reaches the center of the board first becomes Commander in Chief and leads the other players in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Errand Boy: or, Failure and Success
Identifier: EPH 5046
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin and move pieces across a board designed to represent the advancement of an errand boy from ‘applicant’ to ‘banker.’ Players are able to advance through the game when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with virtues (such as ‘Honesty’ and ‘Confidence,’) or job promotions, and are penalized when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with vices (such as ‘Gambling’ and ‘Drunkenness’). The first...
Dates: Copyright: 1900
The Hand of Fate: Fortune Telling Game
Identifier: EPH 5053
Scope and Contents One game manufactured by McLoughlin Bros. Players select a question from either of the two spinners they wish to divine the answer to, then place the spinner on the center of the game. The hand within the box spins, pointing to the answer of the question.
The Jackie Robinson Doll (13-inch Composition Doll)
Identifier: MSSP 10083
Scope and Contents One Jackie Robinson doll wearing a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. The doll is a 13-inch tall, fully jointed composition doll, molded with painted hair and painted facial features. The doll is wearing a blue Brooklyn Dodgers hat with with a white “B” logo, a blue warm-up jacket that reads “Dodgers” in white script, a gray jersey that reads “Dodgers” in blue script on the front and the number “42” in blue on the back, gray pants, blue socks, and black shoes with laces. Original accessories...
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...
Tone’s Tone’s Tone’s football board game
Identifier: EPH 5057
Scope and Contents One board game for any even number of players designed to simulate football game play. The board is printed in green yellow, red, and black, and marked to resemble a football field. Players spin a dial marked with numbers from 1-12. Tables on the game board indicate gains or losses correlating with each spin result. A two-sided football game piece (lost from this set) is used to track movement up and down the field. The game was played in four quarters and with points (for touchdowns, place...
Twentieth Century Fun Box and sleight of hand props
Identifier: EPH 5058
Scope and Contents One incomplete set of games originally issued as the ‘Twentieth Century Fun Box,’ along with unrelated game pieces and magic trick props. Games present and issued with the original ‘Fun Box’ set are: ‘Putting on the Lid’ (1 game board, 17 discs), ‘Amrest’ (1 game board), and ‘Naval Battle’ (1 game board). The ‘Fun Box’ was originally manufactured by Geo. B. Doan & Co., Chicago, and copyrighted in 1905. The ‘Twentieth Century Fun Box’ is incomplete per description on box lid....
Identifier: EPH 5048
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players copyrighted and published by J. H. Singer, New York. Players spin to advance yacht-shaped pieces across an illustrated board designed to represent the navigation of a vessel through a cove and around an island. The first player completing a lap and returning to the start/finish flag wins.
Dates: Copyright: 1890