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Object ID 001047

Object Name Sorry! Game

Object Desc Sorry! game pieces and cards. Instructions are included in box. Front of box is red and yellow. Rules for playing the fashionable English game is taped to front of box. It is Parker Brothers Inc.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000921a-b

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General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 5

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Sorry,games,Parker Brothers,toys,board games,boxes,

Title Sorry Game

Description Sorry game pieces, cards, and instructions. Removable lid (b) has the word Sorry! on it. The lid is red and yellow. The left side is red with a yellow crown at the bottom. Yellow side says "RSS U.S. Patent Office." There is a picture of three leopards around a shield with "Sapere Aude" in the middle. At the bottom of lid it says "Parker Brothers Inc. Salem, Mass., New York, London." There is a piece of paper glued to the top that says "Rules For Playing The Fashionable English Game." Inside box (a) there are 4 sets of 4 game pieces that are red, green, blue, and yellow. There are 46 cards with moves to make in the game. There are instructions on how to play the game. There are three pieces of paper with other games from the Parker Brothers Company.


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Height 1

Length 4

Width 5

Depth 0

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Maker Parker Brothers

Maker Details Parker Brothers was founded by George S. Parker. Parker's philosophy deviated from the prevalent theme of board game design; he believed that games should be played for enjoyment and did not need to emphasize morals and values. He created his first game, called Banking, in 1883 at the age of 16. Banking is a game in which players borrowed money from the bank and tried to generate wealth by guessing how well they could do. The game included 160 cards which foretold their failures or successes. The game was so popular among family and friends that his brother, Charles Parker, urged him to publish it. George approached two Boston publishers with the idea, but was unsuccessful. Not discouraged, he spent $40 to publish 500 sets of Banking.[2] He eventually sold all but twelve copies, making a profit of $100. Parker founded his game company, initially called the George S. Parker Company, in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts in 1883.

Maker Mark


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Date OCT 31,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Box has some tears. There is no board for the game.


Date OCT 31,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 2 from Room 1, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 4 from Room 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 5 from Room 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin