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Board Game
Name
Touring
Version Nickname
Wallie Dorr edition circa 1918
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Year Published
1918
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English
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ObjectID: 174600
Description Edit | History

This is actually the Wallie Dorr's second version of Touring. The boxtop for this version has the following writing:

The Great Automobile
Card Game
T O U R I N G
Trade Mark registered

(picture of car)

Pat. No. 836337
Manufactured By
Wallie Door Company
New York, U.S.A.

This version of the boxtop does not have "Price 50 Cents" as the last line. The rules inside the game give a price of 75 cents.

The date for the Dorr version has oft been quoted as 1906, but that is the date that the patent was issued to William Janson Roche who marketed the game as company Touring Card Company. The first known advertising of the game by Wallie Dorr Co. was in 1914 and the game was selling for 50 cents as noted on the box top. Ads selling game at 50 cents continued until at least 1916. Dorr sold the game in late 1924 to Parker Brothers. So the version selling for 75 cents must have been between 1917 and 1924. Since there was yet another later version of the game, 1918 seems a reasonable estimate for this version.

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Basic Game Details

Item
Detail
Boxtop

Card Back(s)

Card Faces

Dating
The circa 1918 date is an educated guess based on spacing out 3 Wallie Dorr versions between 1914 and 1924. This was definitely the 2nd Wallie Dorr edition.
Rule Version(s)
Dorr rules with 75 cents

Card Counts for this Version

Card
100 Card Deck
Go
15
Hauled In
8
Gasoline
8
Country
5
City Limits
4
Collision
3
Out Of Gasoline
3
Puncture
2
1 mile
20
3 Mile
10
5 Mile
10
10 Mile
12

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