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The Sailor Boy: A Game

board game

"The Sailor Boy, A Game" by Parker Brothers, is a rag-to-riches race style board game. Games such as this, popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, related to the rags-to-riches novels of Horatio Alger. Players begin the game as a cabin boy and the winner becomes admiral. Parents likely hoped their children might learn from these games as well as enjoy playing them.

  • Manufacturer: Parker Brothers
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard
  • Origin: Salem, MA
  • Style: race
  • Object ID: 107.3650
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