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The Lively Game of Scramble

Object Number: 
2000.380
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, ivory
Dimensions: 
Open (board): 8 1/8 × 8 1/8 in. (20.6 × 20.6 cm) Container (box): 7/8 × 8 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (2.2 × 21 × 21 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on the board: "The Game of/ 4/ SCRAMBLE/MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN GAME COMPANY./ COPYRIGHT 1896 BY THOS H. B. PIERCE." lithographed: on the box cover:"The/ Lively Game of/ SCRAMBLE./ Manufactured by/ American Game Co./ 25 cts."
Description: 
"The Lively Game of Scramble" board game with a square paper covered cardboard board, six wooden playing pieces, an ivory die, two paper slide rules numbered 1 through 40 and a paper instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; board with a white square in the center inscribed, "The Game of/ 4/ SCRAMBLE" surounded by four red triangles each numbered "3", and twelve squares around the edge numbered 1 or 2; box cover inscribed, "The/ Lively Game of/ SCRAMBLE./ Manufactured by/ American Game Co./ 25 cts."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group