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Merry War: A Battle Game for Boys

board game

The Martin Co. produced "Merry War, a Battle Game for Boys" in 1899, around the time of the American-Philippine war, which lasted from 1899 to 1902. The game consists of paper soldiers, spring-loaded guns and ammunition, to make a simulated battle. The most interesting aspect, to contemporary eyes, may be the game's title. It is difficult to consider any war as "merry" in the post Cold War era.

  • Manufacturer: The Martin Co.
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard
  • Origin: New York, NY
  • Style: race
  • Object ID: 107.3631
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