Victorian Parlor Games

Entertain your Victorian guests in style with the help of detailed instructions from Collier’s Cyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information, published in 1883. The large 8X10 pages are packed with information on parlor games, card games, games of skill, parlor magic, puzzles, riddles, acrostics, and outdoor games, including period rules for some familiar sports.It’s an invaluable collection of primary source material for historians, novelists, performers, directors, re-creationists, and sports history buffs, as well as anyone who is just tired of online games and would like to explore more interactive options with friends and family.

Collier’s chapters on gaming are reproduced here in their original illustrated format, lavishly embellished with Victorian motifs. It’s a beautiful memento of times past, and the perfect gift for any history or gaming lover.

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