Cardboard, wood, paper, bone
Open (board): 13 1/4 × 13 1/2 in. (33.7 × 34.3 cm)
lithographed: on the reverse of the board: "THE/ Checkered/ GAME/ OF/ LIFE. PUBLISHED BY/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ CHECKERED GAME/ OF/ LIFE."
"The Checkered Game of Life" board game with two paper covered cardboard gameboards and box to hold the playing pieces; boards chromolithographed with red and peach checkerboard paths from "Infancy" to "Happy Old Age"; reverse of boards printed, "THE/ Checkered/ GAME/ OF/ LIFE. PUBLISHED BY/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."; box cover lithographed with the inscription"THE/ CHECKERED GAME/ OF/ LIFE."; playing pieces include a paper instruction sheet, a wooden and cardboard teetotem and four bone playing pieces.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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