New York game manufacturer E.I. Horseman produced a unique game in 1890. Basilinda resembles classic Chinese checkers with the addition of "cannon" and "captain" playing pieces. Players arrange their armies while a central screen blocks their opponent's arrangement. When the screen is lifted, pieces opposite a cannon are "dead." The last captain on the board wins the game.


  • Title: Board game:Basilinda
  • Creator: E.I. Horsman
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Basilinda, game, family, play
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3832

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