The Premium Game of Logomachy or War of Words

Object Number: 
2000.656
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. ( 3.2 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the box cover: "THE PREMIUM GAME/ LOGOMACHY/ OR WAR OF WORDS/ McLOGHLIN BROS, N.Y./ COPYRIGHTED 1888."
Description: 
"The Premium Game of Logomachy or War of Words" card game with 72 playing cards printed with birds on both sides and a letter from the alphabet on one side and an instruction booklet; box cover stamped in gold with the inscription, "THE PREMIUM GAME/ LOGOMACHY/ OR WAR OF WORDS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS, N.Y./ COPYRIGHTED 1888."
Gallery Label: 
Introduced in 1874, the word-building game Logomachy or War of Words was awarded a silver medal at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition for the best new parlor game.
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group