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Board game:Merry War: A Battle Game for Boys

The Martin Co.1899

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Martin Co. produced "Merry War, a Battle Game for Boys" in 1899, around the time of the American-Philippine war, which lasted from 1899 to 1902. The game consists of paper soldiers, spring-loaded guns and ammunition, to make a simulated battle. The most interesting aspect, to contemporary eyes, may be the game's title. It is difficult to consider any war as "merry" in the post Cold War era.

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  • Title: Board game:Merry War: A Battle Game for Boys
  • Creator: The Martin Co.
  • Date Created: 1899, 1899
  • Location: New York, NY, New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: war, battle, cavalry, horse, soldier, war, battle, cavalry, horse, soldier
  • Type: Board Games, Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard

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