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

Series Title Box #
I. Card Games
Subseries  1:      Playing Cards 1
Subseries 2: Specific Card Games and Tarot Cards 2/3/4
II. Role-Playing Games
Subseries 1: Fantasy/Science Fiction 5/5A/5B/5C
Subseries 2: History 5D
Subseries 3: Comic/Movie 6
III. Board Games
Subseries 1: Trivia 7/8
Subseries 2: Television Related 9/10
Subseries 3: Comic Related 10A/11/12/13/14
Subseries 4: Movie Related 15/16/17/18/19/19A
Subseries 5: Mystery/Detective 20
Subseries 6: Fantasy/Science Fiction 21/22/23/24/25
Subseries 7: Strategy 26/27/28
Subseries 8: Checkers/Chess 29
Subseries 9: Miscellaneous Board Games 30/31/32/33/34/35/36/37
IV. DVD Games
Subseries 1: Miscellaneous Board Games 38

Inventory

Box 1
Series I: Card Games
Subseries 1: Playing Cards
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Deck of Cards Brown Leather Case
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
 
2 Oleos de Carlos Ruano Llopis El Mejor Pintor Taurino Del Mundo
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Propiedad Artistica Asegurada Patente No. 36167
3 Playing Cards Plastic Coated
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Gemaco Made in U.S.A.
4 Playing Cards Plastic Coated
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Gemaco Made in U.S.A.
5 Bowling Green State University Remembrance Playing Cards with Redi-Slip Redi-Slip
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
 
6 “X-Men” Playing Cards Marvel Comics
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
The U.S. Playing Card Company ©1993
7 The Simpsons Playing Cards 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. RINCO Item #SI-Cards ©2000
8 1934 World’s Fair Playing Cards 53 Views of the Century in Progress
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
 
9 The Game’s Afoot Playing Cards 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Spradlin & Associates ISBN 1-88-1892-02-6
10 Ha Tu Playing Cards of the Orient Instruction Included
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
S H Park Co. ©1987
11 Box of Cards 2 ½ x 3 ½ in.  
12 Souvenir Auto Ferry Route Cards of Perry’s Memorial 2 ½ x 3 ½ in.  
13 Deck of Cards Made from Paper, Wrapped in Rubber Band
1 ½ x 2 ¼ in.
 
14 Wonder Woman Playing Cards Plastic Coated
4 ¾ x 7 in.
Nasta Ind. Inc./DC Comics ©1980/ ©1981
15 X-Men playing cards Marvel Comics, #781-R
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
U.S. Playing Card Co., ©2003
16 Super deck - The Super Hero trading card game CSI-1001
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Card Sharks, Inc., ©1994
17 Sim City - The card game 3 ½ x 5 in. + rule book Mayfair Games, ©1995
18 Bay Village, Ohio Historical Playing Cards Edition 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Travel Cribbage and Cards Box with Images, inner velour-lined box
3 x 4 x 2.5 in.
n.d.
2 Playing cards 2 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Poker Chips Box with Images
4 x 9 in.
 
2 Star Wards Episode I “Clash of the Lightsabers” Card Game Box with 2 Decks of Cards (figurines are missing)
5 ¼ x 10 ½ in.
Milton Bradley/Hasbro ©1999
3 Game of Crossword A Big Little Card Game
1 ¾ x 2 ¾ in.
Russell No. 550/6
4 Game of Slap Jack A Big Little Card Game
1 ¾ x 2 ¾ in.
Russell No. 550/4
5 Politicards ‘96 “54 Famous Faces” Casino Quality, Plastic Coated
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Action Publishing
6 Authors Card Game 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Whitman 3010
7 Distant Early Warning Deck 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Marshall McLuhan ©1969
8 Trupe, A Girl Scout Game 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Girl Scouts, Inc.
9 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Library of Cards 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Russell Card Games ISBN 153-12
10 Telling Tommy Card Game 52 Cards of Playing Card Quality
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
King Features Syndicate, Inc. ©1935
11 Authors Card Game Rule Card Included
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Western Publishing Company
12 Old Maid Card Game 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Whitman Publishing Card Deck No. 3009:15
13 Huckleberry Hound Card Game 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Ed-U-Cards ©1961
14 Howdy-Doody Card Game 2 ½ x 3 ½ in. Russell Manufacturing Company
15 War Party Games and Gifts
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Western Publishing Company ©1966
16 Mexican Playing Cards for Fortune 2 ½ x 3 ½ in.  
17 Trader's cards 2 ½ in. x 3 ½ in. 18 cards, E.E. Fairchild Corp.
18 Collector's & traders - playing card subjects 2 ½ in. x 3 ½ in. 12 cards, Arrco Playing Card Co.
19 Soap 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.
20 Soap 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.
21 Soap 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 “The Simpsons” UNO Special Edition Card Game
6 ½ x 8 ¼ in.
Sababa Toys/Mattel ©2005/ ©2005
2 “Family Guy” UNO Special Edition Card Game
6 ½ x 8 ¼ in.
Sababa Toys/Mattel ©2004/ ©2004
3 Star Trek UNO Special Edition card game
6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.
Mattel #42293
©1999
4 i Ching Cards 3 x 5 in. i Ching Productions ©1971
5 The Worst-Case Senario Card Game (Work) For Adults
3 ¼ x 4 ¾ in.
University Games
ISBN 1-57528-230-5
6 Tarot Cards Complete, Authentic
2 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.
University Books, Inc.
7 Card Keno Complete with a Standard Deck of Playing Cards
10 ¼ x 8 ¾ in.
Milton Bradley Company
8 James Bond 007 Tarot Game Complete Authorized Edition
Set includes: Tarot book, Tarot game, Tarot deck
6 ½ x 7 ½ in.
Eon Productions Ltd.
JB 007
©1973
9 Aquarian Tarot 3 1/4 x 5 in.
Illustrated by David Palladini
Morgan Press © 1970
Box 4
Series I: (continued)
Subseries 2: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Flinch Rules for Playing Included
4 ½ x 5 ½ in.
Parker Brothers, Inc. ©1938
2 Little Orphan Annie Rummy Cards 5 x 6 ½ in. Whitman Publishing Co. ©1935
3 The Game of Mythology (in old box protected by cover)
3 ½ x 5 in.
Peter G. Thompson ©1884
4 Dragon Mahj-Cards Rules for Playing Included
3 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.
Dragon Mahj-Card Co.
5 Scooby-Doo! Expandable Card Game Includes: 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
6 Art 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Universe Role -Playing Game of the Future Includes: 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
2 Battlestar Galactica, A Game of Starfighter Combat Still in original packaging
9 ¼ x 11 ½ in.
Fasa
ISBN 0-425-06976-1
3 Never World “A Lifetime Experience” 9 x 12 ¼ in. Erin Laughlin ©1996
4 Space Opera 9 ¼ x 11 in. Fantasy Games Unlimited, Inc.
Box 5A
Series II: (Continued)
Subseries 1: (Continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Lord 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
3 Griffin Island: A Wilderness Campaign for RuneQuest
8 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in.
Avalon Hill Game Company
©1986 Chaosium Inc.
4 Quest of the Magic Ring 16 x 11 ½ in. Land of Legend ©1975
5 Larry Niven's Ringworld: Roleplaying Adventure Beneath the Great Arch 9 in. x 12 in. ©1984 Chaosium Inc.
Box 5B
Series II: (Continued)
Subseries 1: (Continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Federation and Empire 8 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in.
Task Force Games #5006
Star Fleet Universe
©1986 Amarillo Design Bureau
2 Middle 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
3 War of the Ring Set Includes: Map, Playing Pieces, Folder, Rules, Cards, Storage Tray, Die
9 x 11 ½ in.
Simulations Publications
4 H.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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Call 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.
2 Cthulhu by Gaslight: Horror Roleplaying in 1890s England 9 in. x 12 in. ISBN: 0-933635-13-3
Chaosium 2314-X
©1986 Chaosium, Inc.
3 Masks of Nyarlathotep: Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God 9 in. x 12 in. Chaosium 2307-X
©1984 Chaosium, Inc.
4 Spawn of Azathoth: Herald of the End of Time 9 in. x 12 in. ISBN: 0-933635-29-X-1995
Chaosium 2316-X
©1986 Chaosium, Inc.
5 Star Warriors: Starfighter Combat in the Star Wars Universe 9 in. x11 5/8 in. ISBN: 0-87431-070-9
West End Games
©1987 Lucasfilm, Inc.
6 World 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 1776: The Game of the American Revolutionary War 8 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. ©1974 Avalon Hill Company
2 Bushido
(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
3 Ivinia
(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.
4 Kremlin
(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
5 Richtehofen's War: The Air War 1916-1918 8 1/4 in. x 11 3/8 in. Avalon Hill #811
©1972 Avalon Hill
6 The 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Heroes “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
2 Marvel Super Heroes Set Includes: Battle Book, Campaign Book, Two-Sided Map, 25 Cardboard Playing Pieces and Two Dice
9 x 11 ½ in.
Marvel Comics Group ©1984
3 The Doctor Who Set Includes: Player’s Manual, Game Operations Manual, Sourcebook
9 ¼ x 11 ½ in.
FASA Corporation ©1985
4 Top Gun Game 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
5 Judge Dread 8 x 11 ½ in. Games Workshop, Ltd. ©1989
6 Judge Dread Companion A Supplement for Judge Dread
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in,
Games Workshop, Ltd. ©1987
7 The Adventures of Indiana Jones Set Includes: 3D Figures, Rule Booklet, Evidence File, Map, Backdrop
9 x 11 ½ in.
TSR, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. ©1984
8 Champions: The Superhero Role Playing Games Set 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 People Weekly Set Includes: Game Board, Question Cards, 7 Tokens, $ Chips, Reference Cards
9 x 17 in.
Parker Brothers
2 Mystery Trivia Set Includes: Question/Answer Cards, Timer, Score Pad, Playing Die, Instructions
7 ¾ x 6 ¾ in.
Riverview Marketing
©1987
3 Trivial Pursuit Silver Screen Edition Set Includes: 1,000 Cards
7 ½ x 6 ½ in.
Selchow & Righter, Horn Abbot
©1981
Box 8
Series III: (continued)
Subseries I: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 TV Guide’s TV Game Set 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
2 Nick at Nite Classic TV Trivia Game
15 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Viacom International, Inc. ©1996
3 Trivial Pursuit All Star Sports Edition 7 ½ x 6 ½ in. Horn Abbot, Selchow & Righter
4 BGSU Trivia Set Includes: 600 Cards
7 ¾ x 4 in.
BGoploy ©1985
5 Love, Sex & Romance “All is Fair in Love and Trivia”
5 ½ x 3 ¾ in.
Axlon Games ©1984
6 Cleveland Trivia 5 x 6 ½ in, Cleveland Trivia Playing Cards, Inc. ©1985
7 Series 5 Sports Trivia Game Pocket Trivia
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Hoyle Products ©1984
8 Chex Pocket Trivia T.V. Game
2 ½ x 3 ½ in,
Hoyle Products
9 Chex Pocket Trivia 50’s and 60’s Game
2 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Hoyle Products
Box 9
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 2: Television-Related Games
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 All in the Family Game Set Includes: Answer Book, Answer Folders, Questionnaires
10 ¾ x 7 ¼ in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1972
2 The Flintstones Game Set Includes: Board, Spinner, Character Cards, Boulder Cards, Plastic Bases
15 ¾ x 8 in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1980
3 Password Set Includes: Cards, Card Holders, Score Dial, Score Pad
10 x 6 in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1962
4 Survivor 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 American Idol All 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
2 Bionic Crisis The Six Million Dollar Man Set Includes: 4 Console Boxes, 4 Console Cards, 24 Bionic Cards, 48 Number Cards, Red and Yellow Pegs Parker Brothers ©1976
3 The Dukes of Hazzard Game Set 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Jeopardy - The Simpsons Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 X-Men Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 X-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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The Tick Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Star Wars Episode 1 Battle for Naboo Set Includes: Board, Clips, Catapult, 20 Figures, Action Wall Dividers, 2 Dice Hasbro Games ©1999
Box 16
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 4: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The Wizard of Oz Game 19 x 9 ½ in. Cadaco, Inc. ©1974
2 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Monopoly Collector’s Edition Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The Lord of the Rings Monopoly Collector’s Edition Set Includes: Board, Cards, Play Money, Banker’s Tray, Strongholds, Fortresses, Rules, Tokens, Dice
20 x 10 in.
Parker Brothers, Hasbro, and Monopoly ©2005
2 Mad Magazine, the “What-Me Worry?” Game Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The Transformers Adventure Game Set 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Jack the Ripper Set Includes: Map, Cards, Suspect Cards, Die Cuts, Illustrated Booklet
9 ¼ x 11 ¾
Aulic Council Publishing Co. ©1983
2 The Gracie Allen Murder Case 19 x 9 ½ in. Milton Bradley Co.
3 Kill Doctor Lucky 6 ½ x 9 ½ in. Cheapass Games
Box 19a
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 5: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Set 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
2 Adventures by Gaslight Set 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
3 The Queen’s Park Affair Set includes: Rules, Map, Newspaper Archive, instruction book
8 ¾ x 11 ½ in.
Sleuth Publications, Ltd.
ISBN 0-915341-05-0
SL-103
4 The Mansion Murders Vol II Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Scotland Yard A Compelling Detective Game Set Includes: Map, Tickets, Cards, Logbook, Pad, Pawns, Label Sheet, Storage Tray
19 x 9 ½ in.
Milton Bradley Co. ©1985
2 S.S. Van Dine's Great Detective Game. Philo Vance Set 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Sorcerer The Game of Magical Conflict Set Includes: Map, Counters, Demons, Trolls, Dragons, Sorcerers
11 ½ x 15 in.
Simulations Productions ©1975
2 The Lion and the White Witch Set Includes: Board, Cards, Die, Spinner
16 ½ x 8 ½ in.
Episcopal Church Radio and Television Foundation ©1983
3 Voyage of the Dawn Treader Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 War of the Ring Set Includes: Map, Playing Pieces, Folder, Rules, Cards, Storage Tray, Die
9 x 11 ½ in.
Simulations Publications
2 Quest of the Magic Ring 16 x 11 ½ in. Land of Legend ©1975
3 By Jove Set Includes: Board, Cards, Awards, Coins, Dice, Playing Pieces
18 ½ x 9 ½ in.
Aristoplay, Ltd. ©1983, 1993
4 Ouija 18 x 12 in. William Fuld, Inc.
Box 22A
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The Hobbit: Adventure Boardgame 10 ¾ x 13 ½ in. ISBN: 155806219X, ICE 3500, #2222
©1995 - Tolkien Enterprises/Iron Crown Enterprises
Box 23
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 6: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Sky Galleons of Mars Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition 10 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. TSR, Inc. ©1992
2 The Twilight Saga Eclipse, The Movie Board Game 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Cardinal Industries, Inc. ©2010
Box 25
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 7: Games of Strategy
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Diplomacy Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Aladdin Trippples 12 ¾ x 8 ½ in. Aladdin Industries, Inc.
2 Monopoly 2 Pieces: Board and Box
Board: 9 ½ x 19 ½ in.
Box: 6 ½ x 7 ½ in.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
3 Battleship Set Includes: 2 Game Cases
19 x 9 ½ in.
Milton Bradley Co.
4 Stratego 19 x 9 ½ in. Milton Bradley Co. ©1961
Box 27
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 7: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 The Game of Junior Executive Buy and Sell-Run Big Businesses
8 x 15 ½ in.
Whitman Publishing Co.
2 Pay Day 10 x 20 in. Parker Brothers
Box 28
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 8: Checkers/Chess
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Checkers Set Includes: Board and 28 pieces
Box: 2 ¾ x 5 ¾ in.
Board: 15 x 15 in.
Made in U.S.A.
2 Chesset Set Includes: Manual, Board, Chess Pieces
12 ¼ x 24 in.
Peter Max, Kontrell
3 Championship Chessmate A 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Magnetic Jack Straws 5 ¾ x 9 ¼ in. Milton Bradley Co.
2 Rack-O 6 ½ x 14 ¼ in. Milton Bradley Co. ©1956
3 Pollyanna 2 Pieces Box: 5 x 7 ½ in
Board: 18 x 18 in.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
4 Saratoga A Horse Race Game
11 ¾ x 19 in.
Milton Bradley Co.
Box 30
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Snap-Jacks A Snappy Game
11 x 11 in.
Sami Gabriel Sons & Company
2 Tiddledy Winks 7 x 12 ¼ in. Parker Brothers, Inc.
3 Booby-Trap 11 x 16 in. Parker Brothers, Inc.
Box 31
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Mini Mastermind A Game of Cunning and Logic
2 ¼ x 5 in.
Invicta Plastics Ltd. ©1972
2 Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception Box of Cards
3 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.
Marsha J. Falco ©1988, 1991
3 Magic Tic-Tac-Toe 3 ½ x 4 ½ in. Norbert Specialty Corp.
4 The County Fair Set Includes: Board, Coins, Dice
8 ¾ x 16 ¾ in.
Milton Bradley Co.
5 Hey Taxi! 13 ¼ x 18 ¼ in. Milton Bradley Co.
Box 32
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Monopoly Junior 5 x 6 in. Parker Brothers ©1990, 1991
2 The Propaganda Game 5 x 7 in. Robert W. Allen and Lorne Greene
3 Royal Game of Summer 9 ½ x 18 ½ in. S and R Games
4 WF Wrestling Stars Game 9 ½ x 19 ½ in. Milton Bradley Co.
Box 33
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Blondie Goes to Leisureland Very Fragile (in envelope)
9 x 12 in.
©1930, 1934, 1935
2 Daisy Donkey Ring Game Very Fragile (in plastic bag)
7 x 9 in.
Schacht Rubber Manufacturing Co.
3 The Game of Great Composers Set Includes: Board, Cards, Booklet, Dice, Cassette Tape, Tokens
13 x 13 ½ in.
Aristoplay, Ltd. ©1988
4 Adverteasing Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Chauvinist Pigs Set Includes: 2 Pigs, Cards, Chips
10 ½ x 11 in.
Tiger Electronics, Inc. ©1991
2 Tabloid Teasers Set 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)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Tip-It Fragile (in plastic bag)
11 x 15 in.
Ideal Toy Corporation ©1965
Box 37
Series III: (continued)
Subseries 9: (continued)
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 World Cruise Travel Game Fragile (in plastic bag)
13 ½ x 26 ½ in.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
Box 38
Series IV: DVD games
Subseries 1: Miscellaneous Board Games
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Star 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
Number Title Description Publication Information
1 Seattle World's Fair Picture Puzzle Century 21 Exposition
Seattle, USA, April 21, Oct. 21, 1962
Ad-ventures ©1962
2 Burlington Route The National Park Line Everywhere West
Set includes: instruction sheet, 14 pieces of puzzle
n.d.