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Information
Board Game
Name
Touring
Version Nickname
Wallie Dorr with 50 cents
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Version Publisher
Year Published
1914
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Languages
English
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Description Edit | History

For now BGG has a fair quality image. The box top 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.
     Price 50 cents

The date for this version has oft been quoted as 1906, but that is the date that the patent was issued. The first known advertising of the game by Wallie Dorr was in 1914. Ads selling game at 50 cents continued until at least 1916.

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Basic Game Details

Item
Detail
Boxtop

Card Back(s)

Card Faces

Dating
The circa 1914 date is based on magazine advertizements placed by Wallie Dorr. This was definitely the 1st Wallie Dorr edition. Wallie Dorr definitely did not sell game as early as 1906 in spite of that oft quoted date. George Parker also noted that Wallie Dorr bought the trademark (presumably the whole game) from Roche on Nov 1, 1915.
Rule Version(s)
Dorr rules with 50 cents

Card Counts for this Version

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

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