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Object ID 002817

Object Name Sorry boardgame

Object Desc Parker Brothers Sorry boardgame. Includes game board and small box containing 45 cards and 16 wooden gamepieces.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002579a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Donation

Accession Date DEC 10,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Steve Daily

Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date 1940

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

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

Title Sorry boardgame

Description Parker Brothers Sorry game. Includes game board (2579a), box (2579b-c) contining 45 cards and 16 wooden game pieces. Game board folds in half and has a rectangular Sorry label on one side. Box has the same Sorry label on top and sides of lid say SORRY in red lettering on dark blue background. There are 45 white cards with dark blue design on back and black printed instructions on front. Game pieces are wooden and are painted either red, blue, yellow, or green. There are no instructions with the game, though originally they would have been included.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 17.75

Width 17.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are for the game board. Box measures 7.25" wide, 1" high, and 3.75" deep. Cards measure 2.25" wide and 3.5" high. Game pieces are 1" tall and the base is 5/8" wide.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Parker Brothers

Maker Details Sorry! was adopted by Parker Brothers in 1934. It is still made by Hasbro. Parker Brothers was founded in 1883 by George S. Parker when he created his first game, Banking, at the age of 16. Parker Brothers was headquartered in Salem, Massachussetts.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2579a-c



Date DEC 10,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box and board have some edge wear but intact and in good condition. Wooden pieces are somewhat worn. Cards are in good condition.


Date DEC 10,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 2 from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 from Hallway Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 20,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin