1888 Parker Brothers Fictional Map and Board Game

InnocenceAbroad-parker-1888
$250.00
The Good Old Game of Innocence Abroad.
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1888 Parker Brothers Fictional Map and Board Game

InnocenceAbroad-parker-1888


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Title


The Good Old Game of Innocence Abroad.
  1888 (dated)    18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

Description


This is a charming and unusual 1888 board game by the Parker Brothers. This game, titled Innocence Abroad, was the first game produced under licence by the Parker Brothers. It consists of a game board with a fictitious stylized map, where players must start from one ‘depot’ and reach the one on the end the fastest. Along the way, they have various detours and shortcuts, and an opportunity to eat in the railroad dining room and shop in the shopping area. The title of the game is apparently based on Mark Twain’s 1869 popular book The Innocents Abroad or the New Pilgrims’ Progress and was the first game to be advertised for sale in a newspaper. This game is copyrighted to 1888 and published by the Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts.

Condition


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