Card game:Avilude or Game of Birds

West & Lee Game Company1873

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

If the game of Authors is somewhat similar to Rummy, the game of Avilude is slightly similar to Gin Rummy. Instead of works of authors, players' "books" of matches are composed of birds. Players choose to lay a pair or two pair, withing the book, down at a time. The more cards they lay down by holding them, the more points they gain. All is governed by timing and players can only make one such move during their turn, so a certain amount of stragegy is involved. Avilude is a complex matching game aimed at older children and adults. We learn a lot from the box cover, including the maker's names, the date of copyright, and the intended price.

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  • Title: Card game:Avilude or Game of Birds
  • Creator: West & Lee Game Company
  • Date Created: 1873
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Subject Keywords: bird
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper
  • Object ID: 107.3121