Authors Card Game
Authors Card Game
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For more than 130 years, Authors has been an American favorite. This bridge-sized deck can be used for any playing card game or you can play the original game. Similar to Go Fish, the original Authors game has players collecting "books" of authors. A book is a set of 4 identical author cards. Play continues until all books are collected. The player with the most at the end of the game is the winner.
- Mark Twain
- Charles Dickens
- William Makepeace Thackeray
- Robert Lewis Stevenson
- William Shakespeare
- James Fenimore Cooper
- Washington Irving
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
- Sir Walter Scott
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- Louisa May Alcott
- Edgar Allen Poe
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|Product Length:||3.76 inches|
|Product Width:||2.5 inches|
|Product Height:||0.79 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Package Length:||3.4 inches|
|Package Width:||2.5 inches|
|Package Height:||0.7 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 29 reviews|
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Recommended for ages 12 and above.
Shipping Weight 0.80 lb
|Average Customer Review: ( 29 customer reviews )
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21 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Not as good as the original Mar 21, 2009
By Carla Cruzan
I bought this for classroom use, so would prefer it not have any use other than for playing "Authors." Also, the original card game had larger type and pictures of the authors, because it did not have the numeric and card suits also printed on the cards. Larger text and pictures was more educational. With these cards, I must watch that the cards are being used for the purpose for which I purchased them--to learn the names of key authors and their major works.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Learning activity tool Apr 05, 2008
By Donna B. Smith
As a child, I played this game with my sister, and we knew who wrote what later when we were in school! I use the card game with my high schoolers, and they have a fun day when we play.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
The characters in Little Women played the Authors game. Jan 18, 2011
By P. Smith
I was recently reading Little Women when I came across a passage where the characters go on a picnic and Jo takes the "Authors" game along. It made me curious as to what authors might have been on their cards, as she is one of the authors on the card game I grew up on.
I learned the names of the authors and their works by playing the game with my sister when I was a kid. Now my girls are interested in reading all of the books in the authors game. They've read quite a few, and are collecting the other "Authors" books to read in the future. I believe children today would benefit from reading these books instead of some of the "dribble" they read today. (if they read at all) At least they would benefit from learning the names and works of these great authors--maybe for future reading and book collecting.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Love this game Jan 09, 2007
By E. Turner
We played this a lot growing up and it really helped us in getting to know the great book and authors. Lots of fun.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Fun and educational Dec 22, 2010
My kids loved this card game and their kids now do too. They feel quite adult knowing the "fancy" authors and the game builds familiarity for later reading.
There are also American and Children's Authors games. I highly recommend this card game.
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