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All The King's Men

board game

Designers Reuben Klamer and Perry Grant are both credited with contributing to the design of Smess: The Ninny's Chess, for Parker Brothers in 1970. Basically, Smess utilizes a game board on which the directions for a move are marked. It plays simpler and faster than standard chess, but opponents can see likely moves as easily as a player, so a great amount of strategy is required. Parker later re-released the game with a new look and title: All The King's Men. This game plays slightly simpler than Smess, but still requires strategic skill.

  • Designer: Reuben B. Klamer | Perry Grant
  • Manufacturer: Parker Brothers
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard | plastic
  • Origin: Beverly, MA
  • Style: strategy
  • Object ID: 116.3747
  • Credit Line: Gift of Donald W. Lyon
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