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Creator Holmes, Caswell (estate) (Mr.)
Title game
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 69245
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description During the 18th century, new ideas involving childhood and children's education began to be discussed and implemented. More attention was paid to the individual child, educational opportunities increased, and literature intended for young people became popular and profitable. Games were produced for children which attempted to be educational as well as amusing, a trend which continued throughout the following century and up to the present time. This 58 card deck, which was manufactured around 1900, is for the game Logomachy or War of Words. Each card has a letter on its face. The object of the game is to collect letters which formed words.
<div class="field-item field-item-0">a)purple, exterior;b)purple exterior, multicoloured lid with words -game of locomachy or war of words- on lid;c)cards;all have same geometric design on reverse, with tendrils and central round motif;faces have decorative borders in green leaf pattern;also have single letter at center</div><div class="field-item field-item-1">A)BOX, BOTTOM;B)BOX, LID;C)CARDS</div>
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