The United States Game.
1901 (dated) 17 x 32 in (43.18 x 81.28 cm)
This is an unusual and attractive 1901 game board of the United States Game, by the Parker Brothers. Considered one of the best of the Parker Games, it consists of a game board featuring the map of the United States. Depicts the entire county (barring Hawaii and Alaska) and features beautiful illustrations of ships sailing the oceans, farms, cities, forests, parks, mountains, rivers and other topography. Also illustrated are the cotton plantations of the South, the mining of the mountain regions, cattle raising, green fields of the central west and many other characteristics throughout the country. The game represents tours across the Continent, with the principal railroads featured as the routes of travel. Cities are represented with dots, with major cities shows by red dots.
The game is meant for 2 or more players, with one starting from New York and the other from San Francisco. Each player gets a ticket or a card (west bound or east bound, depending on where they start from) indicating the cities they must stop at on the way to the opposite coast. The player to reach the opposite coast and return to the starting city first, wins the game.
The west-bound and east-bound tickets are not included, but can easily be created based on the routes shown on the map. This board game was copyrighted and patented by the Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts in 1901. The patent number 469,089 is noted in the lower right quadrant, under the title.
Very good. Edges and centerfold show minor wear. Mounted on thick board.