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Source : The Standard Games box
Place Of Creation : Bavaria
Publisher : Spear Works
Format : Toy
Dimensions : 220 x 160 x 30 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

The box contains dominoes, glass marbles, draughtsmen, and red, yellow, blue and green counters. The contents are no longer intact with some items lost over the years. As there are no list of contents or rules it is not known what the full original contents may have been. However, with the addition of a standard game board, the box contains hours of fun and amusement.

The box lid has an illustration of two children and 'This is the best box of Parlour games', 'Manufactured by the Spear Works, Bavaria'.

Further reading :

Brandreth, Gyles. Everyman's indoor games, London: J.M. Dent, 1981

Dinneen, John. Marbles, hopscotch and jacks: favourite games and variations, North Ryde, N.S.W.: Angus & Robertson, 1987

Emery, Alfred. The Bazaar book of Draughts: a popular guide to the game, London: Bazaar, Exchange and Mart, [1922]

Ferretti, Fred. The great American marble book, New York: Workman Pub. Co., 1973

Opie, Iona. Children's games with things: marbles, fivestones, throwing and catching, gambling, hopscotch, chucking and pitching, ball-bouncing, skipping, tops and tipcat, Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997

The Phoenix dictionary of games: outdoor, covered court and gymnasium, indoor: how to play 501 games, compiled by J. B. Pick, London: Phoenix House, 1959

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