Card game:The Grocery Store Game

Parker Brothersca. 1900

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

George Parker, of Parker Brothers, copyrighted a grocery store card game in 1887. This slightly later "improved" version is a trading game utilizing two kinds of cards. The larger cards represent store goods for purchase, and the smaller "counter" cards represent money. Players purchase goods with money during the course of play and the one with the most goods at the end is the winner. Like so many other games of the late 19th century, this game both educates and entertains. Parker made several versions over the years, changing the look of the box cover design and little else.

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  • Title: Card game:The Grocery Store Game
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: grocery
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper


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