Board game:Whitman's Pachisi: A Game of India

Whitman Publishing Co.1945

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Parcheesi is just one of the names given to an American adaptation of the Indian Cross and Circle game Pachisi. This example utilizes the proper name from India. Often called the Royal Game of India, Pachisi dates from around 1500. American game makers Selchow & Righter registered the name Parcheesi in 1874, and the game was quite popular in the United States in the later 19th century. Other manufacturers brought out versions with different names. J.H. Singer called it "The Game of India." Parcheesi also directly influenced the design of several other popular games such as Aggravation and Sorry! Whitman Publishing Company was one of several makers who called their version of the game "Pachisi," like the original Indian game.

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  • Title: Board game:Whitman's Pachisi: A Game of India
  • Creator: Whitman Publishing Co.
  • Date Created: 1945
  • Location: Racine, WI
  • Subject Keywords: parcheesi
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard, plastic
  • Credit Line: Gift of Robert and Julia Casey


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