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Card game:Authors Up to Date

Parker Brothersca. 1925

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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.

This early 20th century Authors deck features some different authors, reflecting its date. These include Jack London and Booth Tarkington.

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  • Title: Card game:Authors Up to Date
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1925
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: author
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, paper, cardboard


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