Board game:The King's Highway

Parker Brothers1895

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Parker Brothers' "The King's Highway" board game is a great example to study on many levels. Some board games from this era are not dated, but this has a clear date of 1895. Many games were aimed either at little girls or little boys; this game remains neutral. And finally, the game is based on a song or nursery rhyme, "The King's Highway." Funny, late-nineteenth century graphics of cat characters, on the box cover, complete the whole package. That era took great interest in the graphic reproduction of cats, promoting products of all sorts.

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  • Title: Board game:The King's Highway
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: 1895
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: king, highway, cat
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.3289