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Board game:The Messenger a Quick Game

McLoughlin Brothersca. 1890

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Several game manufacturers produced board games, in the late nineteenth century, patterned after the "rags to riches" juvenile literature written by Horatio Alger during this same period. These games all bear similar titles and game play involves beginning as a baseline laborer and persevering until one player becomes the president or boss of the whole business. The games doubtless appealed to game-buying parents who hoped their children might learn from them, similar to encouraging children to read Alger's fiction. McLoughlin Brothers of New York published several versions of this game. This smaller example is simply "The Messenger, A Quick Game."

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  • Title: Board game:The Messenger a Quick Game
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1890, ca. 1890
  • Location: New York, NY, New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: boy, boy
  • Type: Board Games, Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard

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