Parcheesi

Object Number: 
2001.179
Date: 
ca. 1940
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, plastic, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (game containing pieces): 6 1/2 in. × 7 in. × 2 in. (16.5 × 17.8 × 5.1 cm) Open (board): 18 1/2 × 18 1/2 i
Description: 
Parcheesi board game comprising of 25 game pieces; included are 1 gameboard; 1 instruction leaflet; 3 red dice; 4 dice cups; 16 upright pawns, (4) red, (4) blue, (4) green, (4) yellow; box and board burgundy; box lid "PARCHEESI/TRADE MARK-REG.U.S. PAT. OFF./S&R/TRADEMARK" embossed on the top.
Gallery Label: 
The game of Parcheesi dates back at least 1200 years. By 1550, it became known in India as "Pachisi" and was considered the national game. Selchow & Righter of New York trademarked the game in 1874.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Trudy & Howard Kaplan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group