Like so many card games of the late 19th century, Centennial Games card game is botheducational as well as entertaining. The 1876 American centennial gave publisher E.B. Treat the perfect opportunity to market a card game concerned with the first 100 years of American history. Each card is packed with information and the instructions themselves are lengthy and allow for many different games. From inauguration dates to anniversaries of battles, this game is full of historical facts. Doubtless its educational theme appealed to game-buying parents.