Source Seven

Railway Bookshop game, 1908 Catalogue ref: COPY 1/274 f141

This is the lid of a children’s game which is not a board game. 


The Railway Bookstall


The Children’s New Game of Shop


Complete with model copies of the principal






Weekly papers






Show bills


Pot of Stickphast’s for Billposting


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  1. What is this game called? 
  2. How can you work out what is inside the box? 
  3. How would children play this game? 
  4. Does this game reveal anything about what people enjoyed reading or were interested in? 
  5. Is the game trying to teach children anything? 
  6. Would children play this sort of game today?