McLoughlin's game, called "Four Nines," offers an interesting glimpse into American culture at the end of the 19th century. Ordinarily, McLoughlin called its version of Parcheesi "India Game." However, this version carried the title "Four Nines," according to McLoughlin's instruction sheet, spelled out on the board and box in Arabic, Hindi, or some other cursive script. In that era, game sellers kept the boards and parts boxes separately, so the customers could see the game board and recognize Parcheesi. But what was the reason for this kind of game marking?