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Children’s Card Games (219)

September 28th, 2015 · 2 Comments


Fairchild came out with “Cities” in 1945. Each city formed a three card set, which players competed, no doubt hotly, to complete. The cities were all in the U.S., and each was worth a different number of points: New York City (12), Chicago (11), Philadelphia (10), Detroit (9), Los Angeles (8), Baltimore (7), Cleveland (6), St. Louis (5), Washington (4), Boston (3), San Francisco (2), and Pittsburgh (1). I have no idea how the ranking was established, but it must have upset those who lived in the lower ones. The box is particularly attractive (and you can click on it to enlarge it).


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Oct 5, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    That is a stunning box!

  • 2 Gail // May 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful! Gotham City #1 in 1945. Wonder what a new version/ranking would be in 2017.

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