Parker Brothers Co.
Sports equipment, games and pastimes
Cardboard and paper
Box - 167 mm (length); 130 mm (width); 258 mm (height), Each question card - 83 mm (length); 58 mm (width), Each yes/no card - 65 mm (length); 25 mm (width)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A card game entitled 'Yes or No' and described in the instructions as 'A Laughable Game for Six or Less Players'. It is in its original cardboard box and has instructions. The game consists of the following: a single piece of white paper with black printed instructions; 21 white rectangular cards with pink backs each of which have a question printed in black ink on one side e.g. 'How many times have you been refused', 'Did you make the first advance?'. The back has a number and the words 'Yes or No' printed at the bottom; 49 brown coloured rectangular cards, fifteen of which have 'No!' in black in printed on them and fourteen of which have 'Yes!' printed in black in on them; 77 green coloured rectangular cards, each with an 'answer' in black ink printed on them; one blank pink rectangular card; two blank green rectangular cards. The game has a rectangular shaped cardboard box with a separate lid. The base bottom has become detached from the sides. The lid is covered with a dark brown coloured rose patterned paper and has an 'Art Nouveau' style boarder printed in black ink inside of which is text reading 'The Amusing Game of Yes or No, Parker Brothers Inc. Slame, New York, London'. There is also an embossed red and gold coloured label stuck onto the top right-hand corner. Total number of items is 154.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr and Mrs P. Andrews in January 1988.
Makers and roles
Parker Brothers Co., manufacturer Viking Toys, H Wiles Ltd, retailer