Games of Ambuscade, Constellations and Bounce

Object Number: 
2000.676
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, celluloid
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 2 x 7 1/4 x 14 in. ( 5.1 x 18.4 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the label: "GAMES OF/ Ambuscade,/ CONSTELLATIONS/ AND/ BOUNCE/ McLOUGHLIN BROS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK,"
Description: 
"Games of Ambuscade, Constellations and Bounce" board game with a paper instruction booklet, twenty celluloid playing chips and a hinged box that opens like a book with two boards on the interior and one on the exterior; on the interior one side is a green field with two large stars surrounded by stars and flowers, the opposite side has a path of brown and black squares around the edge, surrounding an inner path of green and red circles around a star and geometric form; box opens to a board with a path around men on a cliff looking down on another group of men, with four semicurcular paths leading off the main circle to star forms numbered one through six and to shield-shaped end points; game board slides into a paper covered cardboard sleeve with a chromolithograped label applied to the front with an image of a boy holding snowballs and the inscription, "GAMES OF/ Ambuscade,/ CONSTELLATIONS/ AND/ BOUNCE/ McLOUGHLIN BROS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK,".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group