Board game:Four Nines

McLoughlin Brothersca. 1895

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

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 and spelled out on the box in cursive script resembling Arabic characters. 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? This particular example is only the parts box, the board is missing.

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  • Title: Board game:Four Nines
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1895
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: parcheesi, Pachesi
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3807