Authors (card game)

Authors or, The Game of Authors is an educational game for three to five players. First was published by G. M. Whipple & A. A. Smith of Salem, Massachusetts in 1861, The Game of Authors was in 1897 published by Parker Brothers, also located in Salem, Massachusetts at that time.[1]

Game of Authors card deck from 1897
Parker Brothers Game of Authors card deck from 1897

The Game of Authors is one of the earliest versions of the family of Go Fish games, in which players call on each other to give up a named card.[2] The play is based on a specialized deck of playing cards.

Later decks included additional authors, but the authors represented in most decks are:

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