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Game of Numerica

Object Name: Table game
Date: ca. 1894
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Each (box): 2 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (5.1 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Utica
Description: Table game consisting of 208 squares of cardboard, each colored purple, yellow, orange, or green, with numbers from 1 to 13 printed on one side, and instruction booklet; in square cardboard box covered with red paper with gold stamped scrolls and inscriptions, with separate piece of cardboard dividing interior of box into four compartments; also included, folded picture of four people seated at a table playing game, with squares filled in with color.
Object Number: Z.942.1a-d-.208
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Marks: stamped: on top of box in gold: "GAME OF/[elaborate scroll]NUMERICA" written: in pencil on bottom of box: "H1 2/8666/20" printed: under illustration of family playing game: "The Game Numerica as it is played" printed: in black on instruction booklet: "Numerica [four-leafed clover/Numerica/ has proved a most fascinating game to/ the many who have played it, for aside from/ its popularity as a game for two, three, four or more players, as a Solitaire, it is unequaled/.....Directions... Each player's set consists/ of 52 counters of the/ same color numbering from 1 to 13 inclusive, four of each number... [instructions continue for 3 1/2 pages; at bottom of last page in italics "Copyright, 1894, The Numerica Co, Utica, N.Y."