Card game:Authors Illustrated Tokalon Series

Clark & Sowdon1893

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The card game Authors originated in Salem, Massachusetts in 1861, first published by G. M. Whipple and A.A. Smith. Parker Brothers published a version in 1897. The simple matching type game encourages players to learn which author wrote specific titles. The player with the most matched sets of titles by each author at the end of the game wins. Authors was a perennial family favorite game from its beginning and versions are still produced today. Over the years the game has broadened to include women authors, composers, explorers, inventors, and sports figures.

Clark & Sowdon's classic version of Authors, with an illustration of Robinson Crusoe on the box cover.

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  • Title: Card game:Authors Illustrated Tokalon Series
  • Creator: Clark & Sowdon
  • Date Created: 1893, 1893
  • Location: New York, NY, New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: author, author
  • Type: Card Games, Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, paper, cardboard

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