Wood, cardboard, paper, metal
Overall: 2 3/8 x 9 5/8 x 18 1/8 in. ( 6 x 24.4 x 46 cm )
lithographed: on the outer board: "UNLUCKY VENTURE/ IMPAIRED CAPITAL"/ EMBARRASMENT/ LOSS OF CREDIT" and "RUIN/ FAILURE/ BANKRUPCY/ DISHONOR"
lithographed: on the label on the sleeve: "GAMES/ of/ Monopolist/ MARINER's/ COMPASS/ and/ TEN UP/ McLOUGHLIN B
"Games of Monopolist, Marniner's Compass and Ten Up" board game with a hinged box that opens like a book with two boards on the interior; one side is two grids with green squares, corners and center; marker with compass directions divided by images of the north pole and a multi-colored compass; and the other side with an oval path of red squares around foliate decoration and two acrobats with octagons numbered 1-4 in the corners; box opens to a circular board divided into six rings, two outer rings have images of ships, sheafs of wheat, andirons, telescopes and spiders; inner rings labeled "UNLUCKY VENTURE/ IMPAIRED CAPITAL/ EMBARRASSMENT/ LOSS OF CREDIT" and "RUIN/ FAILURE/ BANKRUPCY/ DISHONOR", corners have images of scientists, farmers, merchants and mechanics; side of box lithographed, "GAMES OF MONOPOLIST/ MARINER'S COMPASS AND TEN UP"; game board slides into a paper covered cardboard sleeve with a chromolithograped label with an image of dogs and the inscription, "GAMES/ of/ Monopolist/ MARINER's/ COMPASS/ and/ TEN UP/ McLOUGHLIN BRO'S, PUBLISHERS, N.Y."; playing pieces include a metal spider, a double-arrowed spinner on a wooden block, six turned wooden playing pieces and 22 counters marked as one dollar coins.
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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