Wonderful and somewhat rare card game published by N.V. Christensen c.1933, called “America: The New Game.” The game is shown in the 1998 Catalog of the American Game Collector’s Association as the only game made by Christensen, but the BoardGameGeek website shows a very similar game called “Chicago,” the only Christensen game showed at that website. The box says “M’f’d’ by America, Inc.,” located at the famous Merchandise Mart in Chicago, built a couple of years earlier.
The game is a word game. Each card has a letter with a very attractive illustration of an event from American history. The idea of the game is to spell a 7-letter word, and additional points are awarded if the word is a city of state of the United States. The largest point total is awarded if the 7-letter word is “America.” The game is complete and includes a card with rules for “America” and “Alphabet Rummy.” The cards are bridge size, measuring 88mm x 57mm, and come in the original box.
The cards are in excellent lightly used condition, with very modest edge wear, but otherwise without issues. The box is in good, perhaps very good, condition, reasonably clean, but with general wear, two missing top side flaps, one missing bottom side flap, and some separation starting at the top flap.
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