New Toy Resembles Old Parlor GamesBy Mark Chervenka
New Toy Resembles Old Parlor Game
This new marble toy made of wood is similar to late 19th century tabletop parlor games. It resembles an old baseball field measuring 24 by 24 by 15 inches. Players at home base shoot steel marbles into various pockets.
A similar game based on golf is not shown. That version is 24 by 16 by 12 inches. The game area resembles an old golf course. Players shoot marbles over hazards into numbered holes.
Both toys have tarnished brass name plates which enhance the suggestion of age.