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TOURING a Parker Brother Car game from the 1920's anyone ever heard of this ?


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This 90 year old item has the original box, all 99 playing cards and copy of the instructions. Playing the popular old Parker Brothers card game of Touring gives a jaunt back in time. Players attempt to complete a trip (made up of sixteen mile cards), while overcoming any obstacles which may occur during their travels. Along with the highest mile per hour card of 30MPH (allowed to be played only when driving through the country), the images on the cards offer depictions of old time style automobiles and convey the limiting conditions of early vehicles and drivers

 
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Looks like fun!  As a kid I always wanted to be the "race car" when playing Parker Bros, Monopoly Game.  Even though one wheel of our cast race car was missing.  Sure beat video games.

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And last but not least, the 1906 Edition which of which “Touring” was first invented by the Wallie Dorr Company of New York in 1906. The original game had the same card titles although the illustrations were different. The last box picture here in brown, I'm not sure on the date, but I think it was a box cover update possibly sometime in the teens between when the original red box in 1906 pictured came out and the 1926 Edition came out, and before Parker Brothers acquired the game.

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I also ran across a 1929 Parker Bros. game ad the shows the game in red, grey and black, looks like the 1926 Version so I dont know if there is an actual 1929 set in a different color than the 1926 version or it's just the printing of the Ad. I haven't actually run across an Edition box that says 1929, but that doesn't mean ones not out there.

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20 hours ago, CHuDWah said:

Looks similar to Milles Bornes.  I've played it and it's pretty fun. It's still published and available for about $15 from Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, etc.

 

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I thought of this the moment I saw the touring game... was great fun when I was a kid. I'll have to pick it up for some touring down memory lane!

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Don’t forget the bingo card game where you opened the little plastic window of a make of car when you saw it on the road. When you saw enough cars to make a bingo row, you won.  The old bingo cards had Rambler, Studebaker, Plymouth, Nash and so on as the makes to identify.  It would be impossible to play those cards today unless you are at Hershey.

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I have never seen so many different variations of "Touring"! I have had a set (the 1926 type pictured earlier) for almost fifty years now. YIKES! I just realized I have had it longer than it was old when I got it! Oh well. We played it for kicks a few times. I also have a set of "Lindy" in the little brown box.

Thanks to all that showed newer and older versions of the game (and others). I did not realize there were so many.

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