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Touring

The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring” simulates an automobile race with cards representing distances in miles and delays such as no gasoline, puncture, collision, etc. “Touring” was first invented by the Wallie Dorr Company of New York in 1906 The original game had the same card titles although the illustrations were different. The edition shown here is © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, who also had offices in New York & London.

The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring”, © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts

Above: red box from the 1920s.

The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring”, © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts

Above: coloured version of the box from later edition c.1937.

It must have been very popular as there were further editions in 1947 and 1958. The game also morphed into “Mille Bournes” on the continent. The object of the game is to score 110 miles by completing a set of mileage cards whilst trying to obstruct opponents with Delay cards.

The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring”, © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts

Above: The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring”, © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts. 99 cards in box + rules. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated June 06, 2016 at 12:33pm

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