Card game:PIT

Parker Brothers1964

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

PIT is an unusual and early economic style card game, first invented in 1903. Parker Brothers purchased the game, hired noted psychic Edgar Cayce to redesign it, and published PIT in 1904. Not until the board game Monopoly, and related games, did a game attempt to duplicate a piece of the real financial world. PIT players attempt to corner a market on one commodity in the game, in a raucous shouting match during which they exchange cards. The first player to do this is the winner. PIT is still available today.

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  • Title: Card game:PIT
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: 1964
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: stock market
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper
  • Credit Line: Gift of Bob Collins and Family


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