Who knew they've been playing Old Maid since the Turn of the Century? I was thrilled to get my hands on this original card game, and now I'm able to share it with you and your dolls in three sizes. There are 33 cardstock playing cards, printed on one side with all the original card faces and on the other with a complimentary colored floral pattern. The box art is a duplicate of the original box label, and playing instructions are on the inside of the cover. While "Golf Girl" and "Up-to-Date Girl" are humorous, the Soldier and Red Cross Nurse remind us of the somber times being faced by girls and dolls alike, as many countries prepared for the inevitable war.
This large sized version of the game measures 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". The cards inside are 1 11/16" x 1 1/16". They're scaled for 18"-20" dolls. They are cut for you and ready to play!
Now, as little Marsette and Simonne have been kind enough to demonstrate the game for us I have agreed to share a message with all of you from Simonne. As you can see in the photo, she's intent on explaining the exact rules to Marsette, who has witnessed more than one of Simonne's tantrums and wouldn't dare cross her. The rules are, and I quote, "Simonne may sometimes end up with the Old Maid card but she will never actually be an old maid in real life because she has the best dresses and the best shoes and ringlets and she's a queen. But Marsette will probably be a real old maid because her ankles are fat and she can't wear the most pretty shoes and she snores when she sleeps due to an unfortunate whistle blowing/sucking accident that scarred her throat."