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Children’s Card Games (204)

June 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment


“How Silas Popped the Question,” published in 1915 by Parker Brothers, was another precursor of “Mad Libs,” like the other early games “Dr. Quack” and “Peter Coddle.”  One player reads the story of Silas’s attempts to overcome his shyness and propose to Sally, and the others read cards giving his many unromantic attempts at conversation.  “The one who laughs most wins!”

It came in a handsome box.


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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  • 1 Mamie // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    That is a gorgeous box!

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