1901 Parker Brothers Map and Board Game of the United States

UnitedStatesGame2-parker-1901
$750.00
The United States Game.
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1901 Parker Brothers Map and Board Game of the United States

UnitedStatesGame2-parker-1901

$750.00

Title


The United States Game.
  1901 (undated)    17.5 x 32.5 in (44.45 x 82.55 cm)

Description


This is an unusual and attractive 1901 board game 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 (westbound or eastbound, 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 westbound and eastbound tickets are not included, but can easily be created based on the routes shown on the map. This board game was created by the Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts in 1901.

Condition


Very good. Edges and centerfolds show minor wear. Mounted on thick board. Some foxing at places.