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Card game:The New Game of Cock Robin. And His Tragical Death

McLoughlin Brothers1887

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

McLoughlin's game of Cock Robin and His Tragical Death is a relatively unique reading type game based on a well-known poem "Who Killed Cock Robin." Like the Peter Coddles games, Cock Robin is centered around a poem printed in the instruction booklet and read by a reader. Players gather one type of point cards as they correctly supply the answers, from other cards, to blanks in the poem. The player who gathers the most non-answer cards wins the game. Like so many other games of the period, this game combines enducation, or at least a work of literature, with entertainment. Bright graphic cards and a clever reader doubtless added to the pleasure of the game.

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  • Title: Card game:The New Game of Cock Robin. And His Tragical Death
  • Creator: McLoughlin Brothers
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Cock Robin
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper

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