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House games for rainy days

Author [Anon]
Title House games for rainy days
Imprint Glasgow: James Gibb & Co.
Date of Publication 1860?
Language English
Notes An unrecorded collection of 12 household games for all ages, which show how in the middle of the 19th century entertainment was of a very homespun nature. Two of the games 'Blind man's buff' and 'Charades' were still popular throughout the 20th century. The games described are: 'Hunt the slipper', 'The feather', 'Pinch without laughing', 'The clairvoyant behind the screen', 'The advice gratis lottery', 'The mousetrap', 'Blind man's buff', 'The knight of the whistle', 'Charades', 'Historical puzzles', 'Conundrums', 'Quibbles'. Three of the games ('Charades', 'Conundrums' and 'Quibbles') have answers provided at the end. The work was published by the Glasgow firm James Gibb & Co. which went bankrupt in 1867.
Shelfmark AP.1.216.42
Acquired on 10/06/16
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