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The Lively Game of Scramble

Object Name: Tabletop game
Date: 1896
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Medium: Cardboard, paper, wood, ivory
Dimensions: Open (board): 8 1/8 × 8 1/8 in. (20.6 × 20.6 cm) Container (box): 7/8 × 8 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (2.2 × 21 × 21 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: "The Lively Game of Scramble" board game with a square paper covered cardboard board, six wooden playing pieces, an ivory die, two paper slide rules numbered 1 through 40 and a paper instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; board with a white square in the center inscribed, "The Game of/ 4/ SCRAMBLE" surounded by four red triangles each numbered "3", and twelve squares around the edge numbered 1 or 2; box cover inscribed, "The/ Lively Game of/ SCRAMBLE./ Manufactured by/ American Game Co./ 25 cts."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.380
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Marks: lithographed: on the board: "The Game of/ 4/ SCRAMBLE/MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN GAME COMPANY./ COPYRIGHT 1896 BY THOS H. B. PIERCE." lithographed: on the box cover:"The/ Lively Game of/ SCRAMBLE./ Manufactured by/ American Game Co./ 25 cts."