Touring

Parker Brothers 1926 edition

The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring” simulates the hazards of an automobile race with cards representing distances in miles and delays due to adverse events such as no gasoline, puncture, collision, etc. “Touring” was first published by the Touring Card Company in 1906. It was sold to Wallie Dorr in 1915

The game was then sold on to Parker Bros in 1924. The edition shown here is © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, who also had offices in New York & London.

It must have been very popular as there were further editions in 1947 and 1958, all of which were “improved”. 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: 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.

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. The illustrations have been updated and distances increased to keep pace with the improvement of automobiles. All images courtesy Rex Pitts.

See Original Patent Registration, 1906


Later Editions

The Great Automobile Card Game “Touring”, © Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts
Last Updated August 10, 2020 at 08:10am

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