It’s In The Details’
|Title||Hatfield’s Parlor Base-Ball Game Cards
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1914 Hatfield’s Parlor Base-Ball Game Cards Overview
This game was produced in 1914 and included a deck of 60 playing cards, a playing board, instructions, and game pieces to simulate base runners. The game was developed by Harry Hatfield.
The box was approximately 6″ x 9″ to accommodate the deck of cards and the playing board.
Hatfield applied for a patent on February 19, 1914 but did not actually receive it until November 23, 1915. Therefore, the 1914 date attributed to this game is somewhat in question.
The patent application seen here is an interesting one. It notes that while the product is a parlor baseball game (as Hafield said, “designed to resemble the actual game of baseball, with all the thrills, uncertainties, and unexpected happenings to be had in the ball park”) it was actually designed with certain modifications to be adapted for playing games other than baseball.
1914 Hatfield’s Parlor Base-Ball Game Cards Checklist
A checklist of this set is not known.