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My Wife & I
   MY WIFE AND I, THE PECULIAR GAME OF
c. 1888. Parker Bros., Salem, MA.
Backs match the various colors of the faces, story booklet with instructions

   WHAT D'YE BUY, THE LAUGHABLE GAME OF (BY PROFESSOR PUNCH)
Mid-1800's, Publisher unknown
12/12 sign board, 60/60 trade, green, instructions
Handcolored lithographed cover and sign board cards.

George Washington's Dream
   GEORGE WASHINGTON'S DREAM: A READING GAME
1920's, Parker Bros., Salem, MA.(does not appear anywhere on game)
Cards, backs match the various colors of the faces, story booklet with instructions

   TRIP TO PARIS,A; A LAUGHABLE GAME. BEING A TRUTHFUL ACCOUNT OF WHAT B FEL ONE JOTHAN PODD, 1857
A. Williams & Co., Boston, MA.
Plain, story manual with instructions
Perhaps antedated the first true "Peter Coddles" game by a year.

What D-ye Bye
WHAT D'YE BUY, THE IMPROVED GAME, c. 1890. McLoughlin Bros., New York, NY
8/12 trades cards, 72/72 articles cards, plain lavendar, story sheet with instructions (photocopied).
Trades cards of a longselling design, here with red borders.