SpColl 8: Games Collection

Introduction

Games are strongly tied to popular culture, as they have been a part of nearly every society in history. Due to their ubiquitous nature, games have the ability to act as cultural artifacts, revealing much about the values, interests, and anxieties of a culture through the objectives and themes of the games it played. For instance, the boom in the production and popularity of games in American culture during the 20th and 21st centuries speaks to, among other things, the increase in the amount of leisure time that many Americans enjoy.  What Americans do with this time says much about our cultural values and ideals. The predominance and popularity of capitalism games such as Monopoly show that even at play, money was and is very much on the minds of many Americans.

In addition to serving as cultural artifacts, modern games represent an enlightening intersection between folk and mass culture, two key divisions within popular culture. Many games such as checkers, chess, and various card games are traditional, meaning they have developed over a period of time (in some cases many hundreds of years) and have no single inventor. This traditional and historical quality places such games within the realm of folk culture. Over the last 150 years, many companies have sprung up (and folded) within the gaming industry seeking to capitalize on the seemingly innate human desire to play games. While also presenting their own editions of traditional games, these companies also manufacture and create original games, such as the 19th century's Game of Snap and more contemporary creations like Trivial Pursuit and Dungeons and Dragons. As contemporary creations and products of the marketplace, these games fall within the category of mass culture. Many of these theme games, like the Gracie Allen Murder Case and the Transformers Adventure Game (both in the BPCL collection), are also tied to another form of media such as film or television, further linking them with mass culture.

Apart from board games, there are several other varieties of games which are represented in the BPCL collection. These include various types of card games, from those using a traditional 52-card deck to matching games like Old Maid, and role playing games that rely largely on the players to create the world and atmosphere of the game.

Sources and further reading

  • Giordano, Ralph G., Fun and Games in Twentieth Century America: A Historical Guide to Leisure (popref GV53 .G56 2003)
  • Hofer, Margaret K., The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board Games (pop GV1317 .H64 2003)
  • Knucklebones (Popular Culture Periodicals)
  • Parlett, David, The Oxford History of Board Games (GV1312 .P37 1999)
  • Pennick, Nigel, Secret Games of the Gods (pop BF1751 .P45 1989b)

Scope and Content

The games collection consists of 128 board games, card games, and role playing games and spans nearly 120 years. Almost every decade of the 20th century is represented by at least one of the three types of games: board games, role playing games, and card games.

A highlight of the board game collection is a first edition of Parker Brothers' Monopoly from 1935. A variety of other games from the 1930s, such as Blondie Goes to Leisureland and The Gracie Allen Murder Case. Additionally, the collection has a variety of role playing games, from Doctor Who to The Adventures of Indiana Jones.

There is also a wide array of material associated with the military strategy game Diplomacy. Set in pre-World War I Europe, Diplomacy was the first commercially published game to be played by mail through fanzines (e.g. dipzines) and newsletters. In addition to a 1999 edition of Diplomacy, the Library is home to the Hoosier Archives, an extensive collection of Diplomacy fanzines, correspondence, and official material of the International Diplomacy Association and their Diplomacy convention.

In addition to the Library's vast collection of standard playing cards, which includes such pieces as a deck commemorating the 1934 Chicago Worlds Fair, the racy "Varga Girls" pinup cards from the 1950s, and Politicards 96 featuring politician caricatures, there is also a large assortment of specialty card games and decks. The specialty game collection ranges from a vintage set of Old Maid (with characters from nursery rhymes and fairy tales) to 1884's Game of Mythology, the oldest game in the whole games collection.

The games in the collection are in various conditions. Some have never been played and their game components are still in the original packaging. Other, typically older, games are somewhat incomplete and worn down, but are still able to offer valuable insights as cultural artifacts.

Series Description

SeriesTitleBox #
I.Card Games
Subseries  1:     Playing Cards1
Subseries 2:Specific Card Games and Tarot Cards2/3/4
II.Role-Playing Games
Subseries 1:Fantasy/Science Fiction5/5A/5B/5C
Subseries 2:History5D
Subseries 3:Comic/Movie6
III.Board Games
Subseries 1:Trivia7/8
Subseries 2:Television Related9/10
Subseries 3:Comic Related10A/11/12/13/14
Subseries 4:Movie Related15/16/17/18/19/19A
Subseries 5:Mystery/Detective20
Subseries 6:Fantasy/Science Fiction21/22/23/24/25
Subseries 7:Strategy26/27/28
Subseries 8:Checkers/Chess29
Subseries 9:Miscellaneous Board Games30/31/32/33/34/35/36/37
IV.DVD Games
Subseries 1:Miscellaneous Board Games38

Inventory

Box 1
Series I: Card Games
Subseries 1: Playing Cards
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Deck of CardsBrown Leather Case
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
 
2Oleos de Carlos Ruano LlopisEl Mejor Pintor Taurino Del Mundo
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Propiedad Artistica Asegurada Patente No. 36167
3Playing CardsPlastic Coated
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Gemaco Made in U.S.A.
4Playing CardsPlastic Coated
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Gemaco Made in U.S.A.
5Bowling Green State University Remembrance Playing Cards with Redi-SlipRedi-Slip
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
 
6“X-Men” Playing CardsMarvel Comics
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
The U.S. Playing Card Company ©1993
7The Simpsons Playing Cards2 ½ x 3 ½ in.RINCO Item #SI-Cards ©2000
81934 World’s Fair Playing Cards53 Views of the Century in Progress
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
 
9The Game’s Afoot Playing Cards2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Spradlin & Associates ISBN 1-88-1892-02-6
10Ha Tu Playing Cards of the OrientInstruction Included
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
S H Park Co. ©1987
11Box of Cards2 ½ x 3 ½ in. 
12Souvenir Auto Ferry Route Cards of Perry’s Memorial2 ½ x 3 ½ in. 
13Deck of CardsMade from Paper, Wrapped in Rubber Band
1 ½ x 2 ¼ in.
 
14Wonder Woman Playing CardsPlastic Coated
4 ¾ x 7 in.
Nasta Ind. Inc./DC Comics ©1980/ ©1981
15X-Men playing cardsMarvel Comics, #781-R
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
U.S. Playing Card Co., ©2003
16Super deck - The Super Hero trading card gameCSI-1001
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Card Sharks, Inc., ©1994
17Sim City - The card game3 ½ x 5 in. + rule bookMayfair Games, ©1995
18Bay Village, Ohio Historical Playing CardsEdition 1.0
Playing cards (regular deck)
2½ x 3½ in.
Real Souvenir
Presented by the Bay Village Historical Society
Box 1A
Series I: (continued)
Subseries 1: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Travel Cribbage and CardsBox with Images, inner velour-lined box
3 x 4 x 2.5 in.
n.d.
2Playing cards2 decks of cards with poker-playing dogs (2 different sets of dogs)n.d.
Box 2
Series I: (continued)
Subseries 2: Specific Games and Tarot Cards
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Poker ChipsBox with Images
4 x 9 in.
 
2Star Wards Episode I “Clash of the Lightsabers” Card GameBox with 2 Decks of Cards (figurines are missing)
5 ¼ x 10 ½ in.
Milton Bradley/Hasbro ©1999
3Game of CrosswordA Big Little Card Game
1 ¾ x 2 ¾ in.
Russell No. 550/6
4Game of Slap JackA Big Little Card Game
1 ¾ x 2 ¾ in.
Russell No. 550/4
5Politicards ‘96 “54 Famous Faces”Casino Quality, Plastic Coated
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Action Publishing
6Authors Card Game2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Whitman 3010
7Distant Early Warning Deck2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Marshall McLuhan ©1969
8Trupe, A Girl Scout Game2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Girl Scouts, Inc.
9Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Library of Cards2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Russell Card Games ISBN 153-12
10Telling Tommy Card Game52 Cards of Playing Card Quality
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
King Features Syndicate, Inc. ©1935
11Authors Card GameRule Card Included
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Western Publishing Company
12Old Maid Card Game2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Whitman Publishing Card Deck No. 3009:15
13Huckleberry Hound Card Game2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Ed-U-Cards ©1961
14Howdy-Doody Card Game2 ½ x 3 ½ in.Russell Manufacturing Company
15WarParty Games and Gifts
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Western Publishing Company ©1966
16Mexican Playing Cards for Fortune2 ½ x 3 ½ in. 
17Trader's cards2 ½ in. x 3 ½ in.18 cards, E.E. Fairchild Corp.
18Collector's & traders - playing card subjects2 ½ in. x 3 ½ in.12 cards, Arrco Playing Card Co.
19Soap Opera Challenge - Days of Our Lives (vols. 1 & 2)2 ¾ in. x 5 ¼ in.©1987 (1st set), ©1990 (2nd set), United States Playing Card Co.
20Soap Opera Challenge - General Hospital (vols. 1 & 2)2 ¾ in. x 5 ¼ in.c1987 (1st set), ©1990 (2nd set), United States Playing Card Co.
21Soap Opera Challenge - The Young and the Restless (vols. 1 & 2)2 ¾ in. x 5 ¼ in.©1987 (1st set), ©1990 (2nd set), United States Playing Card Co.
Box 3
Series I: (continued)
Subseries 2: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1“The Simpsons” UNOSpecial Edition Card Game
6 ½ x 8 ¼ in.
Sababa Toys/Mattel ©2005/ ©2005
2“Family Guy” UNOSpecial Edition Card Game
6 ½ x 8 ¼ in.
Sababa Toys/Mattel ©2004/ ©2004
3Star Trek UNOSpecial Edition card game
6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.
Mattel #42293
©1999
4i Ching Cards3 x 5 in.i Ching Productions ©1971
5The Worst-Case Senario Card Game (Work)For Adults
3 ¼ x 4 ¾ in.
University Games
ISBN 1-57528-230-5
6Tarot CardsComplete, Authentic
2 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.
University Books, Inc.
7Card KenoComplete with a Standard Deck of Playing Cards
10 ¼ x 8 ¾ in.
Milton Bradley Company
8James Bond 007 Tarot GameComplete Authorized Edition
Set includes: Tarot book, Tarot game, Tarot deck
6 ½ x 7 ½ in.
Eon Productions Ltd.
JB 007
©1973
9Aquarian Tarot3 1/4 x 5 in.
Illustrated by David Palladini
Morgan Press © 1970
Box 4
Series I: (continued)
Subseries 2: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1FlinchRules for Playing Included
4 ½ x 5 ½ in.
Parker Brothers, Inc. ©1938
2Little Orphan Annie Rummy Cards5 x 6 ½ in.Whitman Publishing Co. ©1935
3The Game of Mythology(in old box protected by cover)
3 ½ x 5 in.
Peter G. Thompson ©1884
4Dragon Mahj-CardsRules for Playing Included
3 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.
Dragon Mahj-Card Co.
5Scooby-Doo! Expandable Card GameIncludes: 2 Starter Decks, Mystery Cards, “Scooby Snack” Game Tokens, Score Pad and Complete Rules
3 ¾ x 5 ¼ in.
The U.S. Playing Card Company and Cartoon Network ©2000
6Art Linkletter’s Game of “People Are Funny”Adapted from the Famous TV and Radio Show Includes: Score Pad, 2 Decks of Cards, Hour Glass
5 ¼ x 9 in.
People Are Funny Productions ©1954
Box 5
Series II: Role-Playing Games
Subseries 1: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Universe Role -Playing Game of the FutureIncludes: 72 pg. Gamemaster Guide, 24 pg. Adventure Guide and adventure, 4-Color 22 x 33 in. Stellar Map, 2 Twenty-Sided Dice, 1- pg. Space Combat Rules with 200 Playing Pieces and 4-Section Tactical Map
9 x 11 in.
Simulations Productions, Inc. ©1981
2Battlestar Galactica, A Game of Starfighter CombatStill in original packaging
9 ¼ x 11 ½ in.
Fasa
ISBN 0-425-06976-1
3Never World “A Lifetime Experience”9 x 12 ¼ in.Erin Laughlin ©1996
4Space Opera9 ¼ x 11 in.Fantasy Games Unlimited, Inc.
Box 5A
Series II: (Continued)
Subseries 1: (Continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Lord of the Rings Adventure Game (Role-playing game)9 ¾ in. x 11 ½ in.ISBN: 155806124X, ICE 1800
©1991 - Tolkien Enterprises/Iron Crown Enterprises
2“Road to Urik”
Dark Sun World
Set includes: Dungeon Master’s book, Player’s book, Loyalties book
8 ½ x 11 in.
TSR Inc.
ISBN 1-56076-248-9
Pub. No. 2406
©1992
3Griffin Island: A Wilderness Campaign for RuneQuest
8 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in.
Avalon Hill Game Company
©1986 Chaosium Inc.
4Quest of the Magic Ring16 x 11 ½ in.Land of Legend ©1975
5Larry Niven's Ringworld: Roleplaying Adventure Beneath the Great Arch9 in. x 12 in.©1984 Chaosium Inc.
Box 5B
Series II: (Continued)
Subseries 1: (Continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Federation and Empire8 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in.
Task Force Games #5006
Star Fleet Universe
©1986 Amarillo Design Bureau
2Middle Earth Role Playing
(a complete system for adventuring in J.R.R. Tolkien's World)
10 in. x 11 5/8 in.ISBN: 0-425-07810-8
Iron Crown Enterprises, Inc. #RP 8100
©1984 Tolkien Enterprises
3War of the RingSet Includes: Map, Playing Pieces, Folder, Rules, Cards, Storage Tray, Die
9 x 11 ½ in.
Simulations Publications
4H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands: Roleplaying Beyond the Wall of Sleep
(a supplement for Call of Cthulhu)
9 1/4 in. x 12 in.ISBN: 0-933635-14-1
©1986 Chaosium, Inc.
Box 5C
Series II: (Continued)
Subseries 1: (Continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Call of Cthulhu: Fantasy Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft
3rd ed.
9 1/8 in. x 12 in.ISBN: 0-933635-02-8
Chaosium 2301-X
©1983 Chaosium, Inc.
2Cthulhu by Gaslight: Horror Roleplaying in 1890s England9 in. x 12 in.ISBN: 0-933635-13-3
Chaosium 2314-X
©1986 Chaosium, Inc.
3Masks of Nyarlathotep: Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God9 in. x 12 in.Chaosium 2307-X
©1984 Chaosium, Inc.
4Spawn of Azathoth: Herald of the End of Time9 in. x 12 in.ISBN: 0-933635-29-X-1995
Chaosium 2316-X
©1986 Chaosium, Inc.
5Star Warriors: Starfighter Combat in the Star Wars Universe9 in. x11 5/8 in.ISBN: 0-87431-070-9
West End Games
©1987 Lucasfilm, Inc.
6World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Collector's Ed.
10 1/2 in. x 12 in.DVD game
©2012 Blizzard Entertainment
Box 5D
Series II: (Continued)
Subseries 2: History
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
11776: The Game of the American Revolutionary War8 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in.©1974 Avalon Hill Company
2Bushido
(Samurai role playing adventure set in Feudal Japan)
9 1/4 in. x 11 1/8 in.Fantasy Games #6801
©1981 Robert N. Charrette and Paul R. Hume
3Ivinia
(A Viking Land Brimming with Warring Kingdoms, Icy Fjords, and Bold Mariners)
9 in. x 11 3/8 in.ISBN: 0-920711-01-4
Columbia Games #5101
©1985 N. Robin Crossby & Columbia Games Inc.
4Kremlin
(The Fun Game of Intrigue, Double-Dealing and Backstabbing)
8 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in.ISBN: 0-911605-69-X
Avalon Hill Games #C-4142
©1988 Avalon Hill Game Company
5Richtehofen's War: The Air War 1916-19188 1/4 in. x 11 3/8 in.Avalon Hill #811
©1972 Avalon Hill
6The Valley of the Pharoahs
(Role playing adventure in Ancient Egypt)
8 1/2 in. x 11 in.©1983 Palladium Books
Box 6
Series II: (continued)
Subseries 2: Comic/Movie
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Heroes “Be Part of the Legend”DC Comics Set Includes: Rules, Players’ Manual, Gamemaster’s Manual and Screen, Teen Titans’ Solo and Adventure, Powers & Skill Book, 30 Color Character Cards and Counters, 2 Ten-Sided Dice
9 ¼ x 11 ½ in.
DC Comics Inc. ©1985
2Marvel Super HeroesSet Includes: Battle Book, Campaign Book, Two-Sided Map, 25 Cardboard Playing Pieces and Two Dice
9 x 11 ½ in.
Marvel Comics Group ©1984
3The Doctor WhoSet Includes: Player’s Manual, Game Operations Manual, Sourcebook
9 ¼ x 11 ½ in.
FASA Corporation ©1985
4Top GunGame of Modern Fighter Combat. Set Includes: 40 Plastic Planes, Map, Rulebook, and 4 Dice 9 ¼ x 11 ½ in.FASA Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation
ISBN 1-55560-008-5
©1986
5Judge Dread8 x 11 ½ in.Games Workshop, Ltd. ©1989
6Judge Dread CompanionA Supplement for Judge Dread
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in,
Games Workshop, Ltd. ©1987
7The Adventures of Indiana JonesSet Includes: 3D Figures, Rule Booklet, Evidence File, Map, Backdrop
9 x 11 ½ in.
TSR, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. ©1984
8Champions: The Superhero Role Playing GamesSet Includes: Rulebook, Scenarios, Character Sheets, Street Maps, Dice
9 x 12 in.
Hero Games
HERO01-B
©1982
Box 7
Series III: Board Games
Subseries 1: Trivia Games
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1People WeeklySet Includes: Game Board, Question Cards, 7 Tokens, $ Chips, Reference Cards
9 x 17 in.
Parker Brothers
2Mystery TriviaSet Includes: Question/Answer Cards, Timer, Score Pad, Playing Die, Instructions
7 ¾ x 6 ¾ in.
Riverview Marketing
©1987
3Trivial Pursuit Silver Screen EditionSet Includes: 1,000 Cards
7 ½ x 6 ½ in.
Selchow & Righter, Horn Abbot
©1981
Box 8
Series III: (continued)
Subseries I: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1TV Guide’s TV GameSet Includes: Game Board, 40 Game Cards, 4 Answer Books, Dice, Markers, and Rule Book 14 ¼ x 10 ¼ in.Triangle Publications, Trivia, Inc.
©1984
2Nick at NiteClassic TV Trivia Game
15 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Viacom International, Inc. ©1996
3Trivial Pursuit All Star Sports Edition7 ½ x 6 ½ in.Horn Abbot, Selchow & Righter
4BGSU TriviaSet Includes: 600 Cards
7 ¾ x 4 in.
BGoploy ©1985
5Love, Sex & Romance“All is Fair in Love and Trivia”
5 ½ x 3 ¾ in.
Axlon Games ©1984
6Cleveland Trivia5 x 6 ½ in,Cleveland Trivia Playing Cards, Inc. ©1985
7Series 5 Sports Trivia GamePocket Trivia
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Hoyle Products ©1984
8Chex Pocket TriviaT.V. Game
2 ½ x 3 ½ in,
Hoyle Products
9Chex Pocket Trivia50’s and 60’s Game
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Hoyle Products
Box 9
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 2: Television-Related Games
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1All in the Family GameSet Includes: Answer Book, Answer Folders, Questionnaires
10 ¾ x 7 ¼ in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1972
2The Flintstones GameSet Includes: Board, Spinner, Character Cards, Boulder Cards, Plastic Bases
15 ¾ x 8 in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1980
3PasswordSet Includes: Cards, Card Holders, Score Dial, Score Pad
10 x 6 in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1962
4Survivor Outwit-Outplay-Outlast“Reality for the Living Room” Set Includes: 250 Challenge Cards, Ballot Box, Ballots, and Pencils
9 ¼ x 6 ½ in.
Survivor Productions, LLC. ©2003
Box 10
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 2: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1American IdolAll Star Challenge Set Includes: DVD, Board, 1 Die, Talent Cards, Performance Cards, Reference Cards, 4 Tokens, Microphone, Instructions
15 ¼ x 10 ½ in.
Screenlife, LLC. ©2006
2Bionic CrisisThe Six Million Dollar Man Set Includes: 4 Console Boxes, 4 Console Cards, 24 Bionic Cards, 48 Number Cards, Red and Yellow PegsParker Brothers ©1976
3The Dukes of Hazzard GameSet Includes: Board, Cards, Roadblocks, Card Sheet, Dice
18½ x 9½ in.
Warner Brothers, Inc. ©1980
Box 10A
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 3: Comic-Related Games
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Jeopardy - The SimpsonsSet Includes: Game sheets, game console, play money, game die, display cards, clickers, question booklet, instructions
10½ x 16 in.
Pressman Toy Corporation ©2003
Box 11
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 3: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1X-MenSet Includes: 18 Collectible X-Men Figures, Board, Cards, Chips, 9 Dice
20 x 12 in.
Pressman Toy Corporation & Marvel Entertainment Group ©1994
Box 12
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 3: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1X-Men Alert!Adventure Game Set Includes: 18 Collectible X-Men Figures, Cards, Board, 9 Dice, Chips, Instructions
20 x 11 ¾ in.
Pressman Toy Corporation and Marvel Entertainment Group ©1992
Box 13
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 3: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The TickSet Includes: Board, Tokens, Cards, Tick Movers, Dice, Label Sheet, Card Stands
19 x 9 ½ in.
Fox Children’s Network and Pressman Toy Corporation ©1995
Box 14
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 3: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The Amazing Spider-Man Game with the Fantastic Four!Set Includes: Board, Travel Cards, Villain Cards, Player Pieces
16 x 9 ½ in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1977
Box 15
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 4: Movie-Related Games
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Star Wars Episode 1Battle for Naboo Set Includes: Board, Clips, Catapult, 20 Figures, Action Wall Dividers, 2 DiceHasbro Games ©1999
Box 16
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 4: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The Wizard of Oz Game19 x 9 ½ in.Cadaco, Inc. ©1974
2Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Monopoly Collector’s EditionSet Includes: Board, Cards, Banker’s Tray, Play Money, Stalls, Stables, Rules, Tokens, Dice
20 x 10 in.
Hasbro, Parker Brothers, Monopoly ©2005
Box 17
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 4: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The Lord of the Rings Monopoly Collector’s EditionSet Includes: Board, Cards, Play Money, Banker’s Tray, Strongholds, Fortresses, Rules, Tokens, Dice
20 x 10 in.
Parker Brothers, Hasbro, and Monopoly ©2005
2Mad Magazine, the “What-Me Worry?” GameSet Includes: Board, 2 Dice, 4 Tokens, Mad Money Cards
20 x 10 in.
E.C. Publications ©1979
Box 18
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 4: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The Transformers Adventure GameSet Includes: Board, Cards, Autobot, Robot, Pawn Bases, 2 Dice, Instructions
19 x 9 ½ in.
Hasbro Industries ©1984
Box 19
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 5: Mystery/Detective
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Jack the RipperSet Includes: Map, Cards, Suspect Cards, Die Cuts, Illustrated Booklet
9 ¼ x 11 ¾
Aulic Council Publishing Co. ©1983
2The Gracie Allen Murder Case19 x 9 ½ in.Milton Bradley Co.
3Kill Doctor Lucky6 ½ x 9 ½ in.Cheapass Games
Box 19a
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 5: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Sherlock Holmes Consulting DetectiveSet includes: London Directory, Newspaper Archive, Case Book, Clue Book, Map, instructions
9 x 11 ½ in.
Sleuth Publications, Ltd.
ISBN 0-91534-06-9
Stock no. 1005
2Adventures by GaslightSet includes: London Times, Map, Case Book, instruction book
8 ¾ x 11 ½ in.
Sleuth Publications, Ltd.
ISBN 0-915341-07-7
Stock no. 1040
3The Queen’s Park AffairSet includes: Rules, Map, Newspaper Archive, instruction book
8 ¾ x 11 ½ in.
Sleuth Publications, Ltd.
ISBN 0-915341-05-0
SL-103
4The Mansion Murders Vol IISet includes: Case Book, Maps (3), Newspaper Archive (vol. I & II), London Directory (2nd ed.), Clue Book (vol. II)
8 ¾ x 11 ½ in.
Sleuth Publications, Ltd.
© 1982-1983
Box 20
Subseries III: (continued)
Subseries 5: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Scotland Yard A Compelling Detective GameSet Includes: Map, Tickets, Cards, Logbook, Pad, Pawns, Label Sheet, Storage Tray
19 x 9 ½ in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1985
2S.S. Van Dine's Great Detective Game. Philo VanceSet includes: rules, game cards, and game pieces for 2 to 6 players, game board.
19 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (original decorated box)
Parker Brothers, Inc. © 1937
Box 21
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: Fantasy/Science Fiction
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Sorcerer The Game of Magical ConflictSet Includes: Map, Counters, Demons, Trolls, Dragons, Sorcerers
11 ½ x 15 in.
Simulations Productions ©1975
2The Lion and the White WitchSet Includes: Board, Cards, Die, Spinner
16 ½ x 8 ½ in.
Episcopal Church Radio and Television Foundation ©1983
3Voyage of the Dawn TreaderSet Includes: Board, Die, Spinner, Card Pieces 16 ½ x 8 ½ in.Episcopal Church Radio and Television Foundation ©1983
4   
5“Road to Urik”
Dark Sun World
Set includes: Dungeon Master’s book, Player’s book, Loyalties book
8 ½ x 11 in.
TSR Inc.
ISBN 1-56076-248-9
Pub. No. 2406
©1992
Box 22
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1War of the RingSet Includes: Map, Playing Pieces, Folder, Rules, Cards, Storage Tray, Die
9 x 11 ½ in.
Simulations Publications
2Quest of the Magic Ring16 x 11 ½ in.Land of Legend ©1975
3By JoveSet Includes: Board, Cards, Awards, Coins, Dice, Playing Pieces
18 ½ x 9 ½ in.
Aristoplay, Ltd. ©1983, 1993
4Ouija18 x 12 in.William Fuld, Inc.
Box 22A
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The Hobbit: Adventure Boardgame10 ¾ x 13 ½ in.ISBN: 155806219X, ICE 3500, #2222
©1995 - Tolkien Enterprises/Iron Crown Enterprises
Box 23
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Sky Galleons of MarsSet Includes: Rules, Introduction, Folders, Plastic Sky, Dice, Maps
14 ¼ x 11 ¼ in.
Game Designers’ Workshop ©1988
Box 24
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition10 ¾ x 11 ¾ in.TSR, Inc. ©1992
2The Twilight Saga Eclipse, The Movie Board Game10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.Cardinal Industries, Inc. ©2010
Box 25
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 7: Games of Strategy
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1DiplomacySet Includes: Map Board, Conference Pad, Cannons, Battleships, Flag Markers
15 ½ x 10 ½ in.
Avalon Hill Games, Inc. ©1999
Box 26
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 7: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Aladdin Trippples12 ¾ x 8 ½ in.Aladdin Industries, Inc.
2Monopoly2 Pieces: Board and Box
Board: 9 ½ x 19 ½ in.
Box: 6 ½ x 7 ½ in.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
3BattleshipSet Includes: 2 Game Cases
19 x 9 ½ in.
Milton Bradley Co.
4Stratego19 x 9 ½ in.Milton Bradley Co. ©1961
Box 27
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 7: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1The Game of Junior ExecutiveBuy and Sell-Run Big Businesses
8 x 15 ½ in.
Whitman Publishing Co.
2Pay Day10 x 20 in.Parker Brothers
Box 28
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 8: Checkers/Chess
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1CheckersSet Includes: Board and 28 pieces
Box: 2 ¾ x 5 ¾ in.
Board: 15 x 15 in.
Made in U.S.A.
2ChessetSet Includes: Manual, Board, Chess Pieces
12 ¼ x 24 in.
Peter Max, Kontrell
3Championship ChessmateA move-by-move strategy slide that includes all 20 games of the Fischer vs. Spassky 1972 championship match held in Reykjavik, Iceland
9 1/2 x 5 in.
Hoi Polloi Inc. © 1972
Box 29
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: Miscellaneous Board Games
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Magnetic Jack Straws5 ¾ x 9 ¼ in.Milton Bradley Co.
2Rack-O6 ½ x 14 ¼ in.Milton Bradley Co. ©1956
3Pollyanna2 Pieces Box: 5 x 7 ½ in
Board: 18 x 18 in.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
4SaratogaA Horse Race Game
11 ¾ x 19 in.
Milton Bradley Co.
Box 30
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Snap-JacksA Snappy Game
11 x 11 in.
Sami Gabriel Sons & Company
2Tiddledy Winks7 x 12 ¼ in.Parker Brothers, Inc.
3Booby-Trap11 x 16 in.Parker Brothers, Inc.
Box 31
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Mini MastermindA Game of Cunning and Logic
2 ¼ x 5 in.
Invicta Plastics Ltd. ©1972
2Set: The Family Game of Visual PerceptionBox of Cards
3 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.
Marsha J. Falco ©1988, 1991
3Magic Tic-Tac-Toe3 ½ x 4 ½ in.Norbert Specialty Corp.
4The County FairSet Includes: Board, Coins, Dice
8 ¾ x 16 ¾ in.
Milton Bradley Co.
5Hey Taxi!13 ¼ x 18 ¼ in.Milton Bradley Co.
Box 32
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Monopoly Junior5 x 6 in.Parker Brothers ©1990, 1991
2The Propaganda Game5 x 7 in.Robert W. Allen and Lorne Greene
3Royal Game of Summer9 ½ x 18 ½ in.S and R Games
4WF Wrestling Stars Game9 ½ x 19 ½ in.Milton Bradley Co.
Box 33
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Blondie Goes to LeisurelandVery Fragile (in envelope)
9 x 12 in.
©1930, 1934, 1935
2Daisy Donkey Ring GameVery Fragile (in plastic bag)
7 x 9 in.
Schacht Rubber Manufacturing Co.
3The Game of Great ComposersSet Includes: Board, Cards, Booklet, Dice, Cassette Tape, Tokens
13 x 13 ½ in.
Aristoplay, Ltd. ©1988
4AdverteasingSet Includes: Timer, 4 Pegs, Cards
9 ½ x 13 ½ in.
Ricsher Enterprises, Rapid Mounting and Finishing Co. ©1989
Box 34/35
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Chauvinist PigsSet Includes: 2 Pigs, Cards, Chips
10 ½ x 11 in.
Tiger Electronics, Inc. ©1991
2Tabloid TeasersSet Includes: Board, Cards, Folder, Movers, Dice, Answer Pads, Instructions
12 ½ x 12 ½ in.
Pressman Toy Corporation ©1991
Box 36
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Tip-ItFragile (in plastic bag)
11 x 15 in.
Ideal Toy Corporation ©1965
Box 37
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1World Cruise Travel GameFragile (in plastic bag)
13 ½ x 26 ½ in.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
Box 38
Series IV: DVD games
Subseries 1: Miscellaneous Board Games
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Star Trek Scene It?no.N0948 (in plastic bag)
Set includes: DVD, game board, movers, various game cards, dice, instruction sheet
10 ½ x 16 in.
Mattel ©2009
Box 39
Series V: Puzzles
Subseries 1: Jigsaw Puzzles
NumberTitleDescriptionPublication Information
1Seattle World's Fair Picture PuzzleCentury 21 Exposition
Seattle, USA, April 21, Oct. 21, 1962
Ad-ventures ©1962
2Burlington RouteThe National Park Line Everywhere West
Set includes: instruction sheet, 14 pieces of puzzle
n.d.