Card game:Game of the Mysterious Book Titles

McLoughlin Brothers1901

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

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 woman authors, composers, explorers, inventors, and sports figures. This version, by McLoughlin Brothers, has a different title, "Game of the Mysterious Book Titles," but it is a simple Authors card game.


  • Title: Card game:Game of the Mysterious Book Titles
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: 1901
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: book, girl
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper
  • Object ID: 107.3244

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