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Pit card game

1904
 Collection
Accession: 1994-264

Abstract

Inspired by the Chicago Board of Trade and the U.S. Corn Exchange, PIT is a fast-paced card game where players try to corner the market on a specific commodity. This collection is the bull and bear edition of the game.

Dates

  • 1904

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 box : 4.5 x 5 in. 64 playing cards. 1 instruction booklet.

Historical Note

Inspired by the Chicago Board of Trade and the U.S. Corn Exchange, PIT is a fast-paced card game where players try to corner the market on a specific commodity. Commodities are represented by nine cards each. The number of commodities used equals the number of players. Players trade cards in a boisterous fashion until one player holds all nine cards of one commodity, at which point that player announces that she or he has cornered the market. The use of the bear and bull cards is optional and affects point totals and winning requirements. Commodities in the original edition are wheat, barley, corn, rye, oats, hay, and flax. Subsequent editions have changed which commodities are included.

Scope and Content

This collection is the bull and bear edition of the PIT card game, based on trading practices in the fictitious American Corn Exchange. The original instructions are with the game. Made by Parker Brothers in Salem, Massachusetts.

Location

Z 6-3.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Pit card game
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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