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Card game:Touring: The Great Automobile Card Game

Wallie Dorr Companyca. 1915

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In 1906 the Wallie Dorr Company of New York, builders of home pool tables, published a card game. Called "Touring," the game pitted players against each other in an imaginary road race. The game enjoyed immediate popularity, just as automobiles were beginning to capture the country's imagination. In 1925 game giant Parker Brothers purchased the rights to Touring and published it successfully until 1975. Meanwhile, Touring fostered spin-off games in other countries. The best of these was the French game Mille Bornes (literally:1000 milestones). In 1975 Parker Brothers switched to publishing an American version of Mille Bornes instead of Touring. The game is still popular and played all over the world.

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  • Title: Card game:Touring: The Great Automobile Card Game
  • Creator: Wallie Dorr Company
  • Date Created: ca. 1915
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: automobile, touring
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, paper
  • Object ID: 107.2526

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