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Card game:The New Game! Historical Topics

Edson C. Eastman1879

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Edson C. Eastman copyrighted his "new" card game, Historical Topics, in 1879. It is doubtful that it was the first Authors-style matching game with history as a topic. However he proudly proclaimed, on its box cover, that it was "Destined to be the moist successful Game ever published, because (it is) the most Useful, Entertaining, Instructive." It is a good example of how game makers at this time made games that were both instructive, to appeal to the parents who might buy it, and entertaining.

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  • Title: Card game:The New Game! Historical Topics
  • Creator: Edson C. Eastman
  • Date Created: 1879
  • Location: Concord, NH
  • Subject Keywords: history
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper

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