Sometimes fun games are also educational. McLoughlin's "Uncle Sam's Mail" taught both geography and reading skills during play. A large three-fold game board holds a map of the entire United States, with all the major rail lines in 1893. Players are dealt "letters" at the game's start and they must deliver them all by moving across and around the board. The first to do this and then return to start is the winner. Bold graphics of late-19th century modes of transportation grace the game's box cover.