As a senior adult I still have the images of the authors and the books they wrote in my head from when my mother used to play this game with us as children. I wanted the same experience for my grandchildren. Sure enough, the game's been just as much of a hit now as it was 60 years ago then. Mom would have been proud.
— Arthur David Digby, Amazon customer
I was fortunate, in my youth, to have grandparents and uncles and cousins who would play this game with me, back in the late 1940's and early 1950's. It is like Rummy, but instead of 4 suits, there are 4 books that each author has written. There are 13 Authors in this original version. While I hadn't read all the books, I did learn to tie the name of the author to 4 books he or she had written. I was, therefore, ahead of other kids in my class, back in grade school. I just bought some of these for my grand-nieces and grand-nephews, with hopes they will give the kids "a leg-up" in English class - and, possibly, "Jeopardy", someday!
— Rennyrij, Amazon customer
Our 7-12 year old grandkids love this memory and educational game. I played it when I was a kid many years ago and was disappointed that Parker Brothers had stopped making the game. I still remember the authors and their classics books from this game and our grandkids have learned the classics by playing Authors. I was able to find the original parker Brothers game on e-Bay but this new version is every bit as good as the original and the new cards are coated for better durability. It's a great family game.
— JimJoye, Amazon customer