Touring (card game)

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Touring
Touring--Parker Brothers.jpg
1926 Parker Bros
improved edition
Manufacturer(s) Parker Bros
Designer(s) Wallie Dorr Co
Publisher(s) Parker Bros
Publication date 1906
Years active 1906-1976
Genre(s) Take That
Language(s) English
Players 2,3,4 and 6
Skill(s) required Medium
Media type Cards

Touring is a specialty card game. Originally patented by the Wallie Dorr Company and produced in 1906, it was picked up by Parker Brothers in 1925[1] .[2]

It is widely believed the popular French card game Mille Bornes was derived from Touring. After several revisions, Touring was discontinued shortly after Parker Brothers picked up the American license of Mille Bornes.[1][2]

Updates to editions[edit]

1937, 1957 and 1965 editions

The original Wallie Dorr edition was a small red box with 100 cards. They updated the game to a side by side wider box which Parker Bros used for their first edition of the game after they purchased it.

Periodically the Parker Bros. Co. adjusted the card art and subsequently the images became more modern, and increased the mileage cards. Until the final edition, game play remained unchanged, just the denominations of miles increased as the trip length and comfort of automobile travel increased. The final edition reversed the trend, using artwork closer to the original Model-T era cars and adjusting the card totals with an addition of two new delays.

Play Variant[edit]

In each copy of the directions were an option to play progressive touring, in which multiple tables of 4 would play simultaneously.

Cards of select editions[edit]

Type of card Year of issue Count Denomination Change from previous
Mileage 1906 20 1 Mile n/a
Mileage 1906 10 3 Miles n/a
Mileage 1906 10 5 Miles n/a
Mileage 1906 12 10 Miles n/a
Delay 1906 3 Collision n/a
Delay 1906 3 Out of gasoline n/a
Delay 1906 2 Puncture n/a
Remedy 1906 8 Hauled in n/a
Remedy 1906 8 Gasoline n/a
Movement 1906 15 Go n/a
Movement 1906 4 City Limits n/a
Movement 1906 5 Country n/a
Mileage 1937 19 1 Mile 1c fewer
Mileage 1937 10 3 Miles n/c
Mileage 1937 10 15 Miles 10 mi more than 1906
Mileage 1937 12 30 Miles 20 mi more than 1906
Delay 1937 3 Collision n/c
Delay 1937 3 Out of gas n/c
Delay 1937 2 Puncture n/c
Remedy 1937 8 Hauled in n/c
Remedy 1937 8 Gasoline n/c
Movement 1937 15 Go n/c
Movement 1937 4 City limits n/c
Movement 1937 5 Country n/c
Mileage 1957 19 5 Mile 4 mi more than 1937
Mileage 1957 10 15 Miles 12 mi. more than 1937
Mileage 1957 10 25 Miles 10 mi more than 1937
Mileage 1957 12 45 Miles 15 mi more than 1937
Delay 1957 3 Collision n/c
Delay 1957 3 Out of gasoline n/c
Delay 1957 2 Puncture n/c
Remedy 1957 8 Hauled in n/c
Remedy 1957 8 Gasoline n/c
Movement 1957 15 Go n/c
Movement 1957 4 City limits n/c
Movement 1957 5 Country n/c
Mileage 1965 19 25 miles 24 mi. more than 1937
Mileage 1965 10 35 miles 32 mi. more than 1937
Mileage 1965 10 50 miles 35 mi. more than 1937
Milage 1965 12 75 miles 45 mi. more than 1937
Delay 1965 3 Missed curve replaced Collision
Delay 1965 3 Stopped to refuel replaced Out of gas
Delay 1965 2 Broken spring replaced Puncture
Delay 1965 2 Brake adjustment New
Delay 1965 2 Burning oil New
Remedy 1965 7 Wrecker 1c less, replaced Hauled in
Remedy 1965 7 Gasoline 1c less than 1937
Movement 1965 13 Go 2c less than 1937
Movement 1965 3 Populated area 1 less than 1937, replaced City limits
Movement 1965 6 Freeway 1 more than 1937, replaced Country
1906 tableau
  • 1906 Mileage Cards
    One mile:20
    Three miles:10
    Five miles:10
    Ten miles:12
  • 1906 Delay Cards
    Collision:3
    Out of gasoline:3
    Puncture:2
  • 1906 Remedy Cards
    Hauled in:8
    Gasoline:8
  • 1906 Movement Cards
    Go:15
    City limits:4
    Country:5
  • 1906 card total:100

  • 1937 Mileage Cards
    Three miles:10
    Fifteen miles:10
    Thirty miles:12
  • 1937 Delay Cards
    Collision:3
    Out of gasoline:3
    Puncture:2
  • 1937 Remedy Cards
    Hauled in:8
    Gasoline:8
  • 1937 Movement Cards
    Go:15
    City limits:4
    Country:5
  • 1937 card total:99

  • 1965 Mileage Cards
    Twenty-five mile:19
    Thirty-five miles:10
    Fifty miles:10
    Seventy-five miles:12
  • 1965 Delay Cards
    Missed curve:3
    Stopped to refuel:3
    Broken spring:2
    Brake adjustment:2
    Burning oil:2
  • 1965 Remedy Cards
    Wrecker:7
    Gasoline:7
  • 1965 Movement Cards
    Go:13
    Populated area:3
    Freeway:6
  • 1965 card total:99

Popular culture[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Augustyn, Frederick J. (2004). "Mille Bornes: Brought to the United States by Parker Brothers in 1962, ... Parker Brothers had a popular antecedent to this game called Touring". Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture. Haworth Reference Press. ISBN 0-7890-1504-8. 
  2. ^ a b "History of "take that!" style dedicated-deck card games". Spotlight on games. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 

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