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Card game:Snap

Noyes & Snow1880

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In the Western world, the card game Snap appeared sometime during the 19th century. There are Japanese card games based on the same principle. Game manufacturers made specific Snap card decks during the late 19th century and later; the game can always be played with a standard deck. A simple matching game, "Snap" refers to the snapping of a card down on the table, as well as when a player must say "snap" when a matching card is laid on another. This action wins the center pile of cards, the player winning all the cards wins the game. Eventually, Snap became popular as a children's game. It is still sold today.

The game manufacturer Noyes & Snow produced this version of the game Snap. Typically, the box cover image shows a pig "snapping" at a running boy, with another boy riding the pig. The box cover mentions that the game is "ent. acd. to act of Cong. by Snow Bros. 1872" but the instructions clearly date the game as 1880.

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  • Title: Card game:Snap
  • Creator: Noyes & Snow
  • Date Created: 1880, 1880
  • Location: Worcester, MA, Worcester, MA
  • Subject Keywords: Snap, pig, boy, Snap, pig, boy
  • Type: Card Games, Card Games
  • Medium: printed paper, printed cardstock, cardboard

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