Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Overall: 1 1/2 x 20 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 53 x 31.1 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "RIVAL/ POLICEMEN/ A NEW COMIC GAME/ Copyrighted 1896/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ New York"
"Rival Policemen: A New Comic Game" board game with a lead policeman playing piece, a wooden dice cup, one wooden playing piece and a paper covered game board applied over the tp of the bottom half of the wood and cardboard box; flap at bottom of board lifts to reveal playing implements; board chromolithographed with a grid of gold streets representing city blocks with buildings and parks in each; box cover lithographed with three policemen chasing a crook carring a rolled bed mat and a sack; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "RIVAL/ POLICEMEN/ A NEW COMIC GAME/ Copyrighted 1896/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ New York"; directions printed on the underside of the box cover.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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