Game & Puzzle Company Catalogs

In 2007, the AGPC Archives donated its library of over 400 company game and/or puzzle catalogs to the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. These catalogs are listed below. A small number of these catalogs—from McLoughlin Brothers, Parker Brothers, E. G. Selchow, and Selchow & Righter—have been scanned and placed online by AGPC. These are noted by links to the web galleries containing the scanned catalog pages.

Donations are ALWAYS welcomed. If you have a game or puzzle catalog that is not on this list, please consider donating a copy to the AGPC by sending it to the AGPC Archives, PMB 321, 197M Boston Post Road West, Marlborough MA 01752 USA.  Thank you!

Notes about information in the table of game and puzzle catalogs below:

  • Date: ~ before a year means an approximate date
  • Type:
    • O = original catalog
    • R = reprint  (professionally produced)
    • X = photocopy
  • Pages: number of pages available in the catalog

Game and Puzzle Company Catalogs Available Online

Type
Pages
McLoughlin Brothers.  New York, NY
1875-76 catalog

X

46

1882-83 catalog

X

45

1886-87 catalog

X

65

1909 catalog

X

71

1911 catalog

X

84

Parker Brothers Inc.  Salem, MA
1920-21 catalog

R

48

1928 catalog

X

73

E.  G.  Selchow & Co.  New York, NY
~1880 broadside

X

16

Selchow & Righter.  New York, NY
1921-22 catalog (part)

X

39

Game and Puzzle Company Catalogs Now at the Strong National Museum of Play

Game and Puzzle Manufacturers

Type

Pages

Adams & Co.  Boston, MA
1875-76  List

X

1

All-Fair Inc.  Churchville, NY
1930 Catalog

X

18

1932 Catalog

X

18

American Publishing Corp.  Watertown, MA
1972 catalog

O

48

1974 catalog

X

16

1975 catalog

X

50

1980 catalog

O

32

1989 catalog

O

43

1990 catalog

O

44

Aurora Games.  West Hempstead, NY
1972 catalog

O

16

1973 catalog

O

24

Avalon Hill.  Baltimore, MD
1976-77 winter catalog

O

24

1978 Table Top catalog #2

O

20

1981 catalog

O

36

1981 Leis Time catalog

O

32

1981 July games/parts list

O

12

1981 Strategy game catalog

O

36

1981 catalog

O

36

1982 fall catalog

O

14

1982 spring catalog

O

4

1983 Silver Jubilee History

O

32

1986 catalog

O

24

~1994 catalog

O

32

1995 catalog, press kit

O

32

1997 catalog

O

32

1997 computer games catalog

O

12

Beachcraft Games.  New York, NY
ca 1940 brochure

X

4

Milton Bradley.  Springfield, MA
List of holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield MA

X

17

1873-74 catalog

X

30

1881-82 catalog

X

48

1883-84 catalog

R

56

1889-90 catalog

X

54

1890-91 catalog

X

50

1892-93 catalog

X

58

1895-96 catalog

X

44

1899-1900 catalog

X

61

1900-01 catalog

X

63

1905 catalog

X

108

1907 catalog

X

134

1910 catalog

X

94

1913 catalog

X

110

~1920 mini-catalog

X

8

1921 catalog

X

110

1923 catalog

X

72

1926 catalog

X

72

1927 catalog

X

87

1931 School Maters.–part

X

5

1932-33 Premier Puzzles

X

16

1933 catalog

X

44

1933 Premier Puzzles

X

34

~1936 Pre-School

X

16

1936-37 catalog

R

48

1937-38 catalog

X

60

1938-39 catalog

X

66

1943 catalog

X

64

1943 Educational Material (part)

X

13

1949 catalog

X

50

1951 catalog

X

51

1959 catalog

X

60

1963 catalog

O

52

1965 board, card games

O

44

1965 jigsaw puzzle catalog

O

20

1965 skill action games catalog

O

20

1971 catalog

X

64

1973 catalog

X

72

1975 reproduction proof catalog

O

24

1980 catalog

O

64

1981 catalog

X

67

1983 catalog

X

68

1987 catalog

X

92

1989 catalog

O

88

1990 catalog

O

98

1992 catalog

O

108

1993 catalog

O

103

1994 catalog

O

103

1995 catalog

O

103

1996 catalog

O

107

1997 catalog

O

106

1998 catalog [including Parker Brothers]

O

84

Built-Rite:  see Warren Paper Products
Cadaco-Ellis.  Chicago, IL
1953 catalog

X

30

1966 catalog

X

12

1967 catalog (lacks 2 pages)

X

14

1968 catalog

X

16

Chad Valley Co. Ltd.  Harborne, England
~1930 jigsaw puzzle flyer

X

7

Chaffee & Selchow.  New York, NY
1897 catalog

X

24

Chicago Game Co.  Chicago, IL
~1913 brochure

X

3

Child Welfare Publishers. Evanston, IL
~1930s catalog

X

23

L. J. Colby & Co.  Chicago, IL
~1890 list of games

X

1

Coleco.  Hartford, CT
1977 video game catalog

O

24

1980 catalog

O

48

David C. Cook.  Elgin, IL
1921  catalog –incomplete

X

4

Fireside Game Co.  Cincinnati, Ohio
~1900 catalog

X

20

Samuel Gabriel Sons & Co.  New York, NY
1931 catalog (part)

X

9

1933 catalog

X

38

1942-43 catalog

X

36

1954 catalog

X

26

Gabriel Industries/Div. CBS Toys.  New York, NY
1980 catalog

X

52

1982 catalog

O

48

Game Designers™ Workshop.  Bloomington, IL
1982 catalog

O

16

Gameophiles Unlimited.  Berkeley Heights, NJ
1972 catalog

X

6

1973 catalog

X

9

Games Gang.  New York, NY
1991 catalog

X

15

General Sportcraft.  Bergenfield, NJ
1966 catalog

O

100

H. P. Gibson.  London, England
1935-36 catalog

X

61

Hale, Cushman & Flint.  Boston, MA
~1932 Medici Puzzles

O

8

Hasbro.  Pawtucket, RI
1991 annual report

O

48

1992 annual report

O

45

1993 annual report

O

52

1995 annual report

O

48

G. J. Hayter.  Bournemouth, England
~1932 catalog

X

16

Hoi Polloi:  see Reiss Games
House of Games.  Bramley, Ont., Canada
~1970 catalog

O

24

~1972 catalog

O

16

Huvanco.   Ilford, England
~1939 catalog

X

51

Ideal Toy Corp.  New York, NY
1962 catalog

X

13

Ideal/ div. of CBS Toys.  New York, NY
1985  catalog (incomplete)

O

14

International Games.  Joliet, IL
1988 catalog

O

16

Ives, Blakeslee & Williams.  New York, NY
~1885 catalog, partial

X

8

Jaymar Specialty Co.  Rochester, NY
1980 catalog

O

20

1991 catalog

O

32

A.V.N. Jones & Co. London, England
~1930s catalog €“ Delta

X

8

~1935 catalog €“ Hamleys

X

40

~1935 catalog €“ Delta

X

40

R. Journet & Co.  London, England
~1930s catalog

X

13

1932 catalog

X

14

1937 list

X

3

Kenner Parker Toys.  Beverly, MA
1985 annual report

O

31

John Ladell Co.  Canton, Mass.
1979 games catalog

O

21

Lakeside Games.  Minneapolis, Minn.
1972 catalog

O

20

1980 catalog

X

37

E. S. Lowe (subsidiary of Milton Bradley)
1971 catalog

O

46

1973 catalog

O

35

Madmar Quality Co.  Utica, NY
~1925 brochure

X

2

~1930-33 brochure

X

2

~1932 brochure

X

2

Charles Magnus.  New York, NY
~1860 list

X

1

McLoughlin Brothers.  New York, NY
1875-76 catalog

X

46

1879-80 catalog

X

22

1882-83 catalog

X

45

1886-87 catalog

X

65

1892 catalog (incomplete)

X

5

1895 July (lacks 1 page)

X

108

1909 catalog

X

71

1909 catalog (mostly books)

X

33

1911 catalog

X

84

Medici Picture Puzzles:  see Hale, Cushman & Flint
Minnesota Mining & Mfg.:  see 3M
George S. Parker.  Salem, MA
1885 catalog

X

2

1886 catalog

X

2

1887 catalog

X

6

1888 catalog

O

20

Parker Brothers.  Salem, MA
1889 (?) catalog

X

17

1890 catalog

X

24

1891 catalog

X

31

1892 catalog

X

15

1893 catalog

X

26

1894 catalog

X

38

1895-96 catalog

X

33

1896 catalog

X

31

1897 catalog

X

36

1898 supplemental catalog

X

13

1899 catalog

X

16

1899-1900 catalog

X

50

1900-01 catalog

X

52

1901-02 catalog

X

16

Parker Brothers Inc.  Salem, MA
1903 catalog

X

52

1903-04 catalog (incomplete)

X

28

1906-07 new specialties

X

7

1908 (?) catalog (incomplete)

X

16

~1908 brochure

X

2

1908-09 new games

X

18

1910 catalog

X

40

1911 (?) catalog

X

44

1912 catalog

X

44

1913 catalog

X

44

1914-15 catalog

X

48

1915-16 catalog

X

53

1916-17 catalog

X

51

1918-19 catalog

X

49

1920-21 catalog

R

48

1922 catalog

X

48

1925 catalog

X

73

1928 catalog

X

73

1929 catalog part

X

66

1930? catalog (incomplete)

X

35

1931 catalog

X

80

1931-32? catalog (incomplete)

X

27

1932 catalog

X

74

1933-34 catalog

X

66

1934-35 catalog

X

58

1935-36 catalog

X

41

1936-37 catalog

X

52

1937-38 catalog

X

58

1938-39 catalog (lacks 2 pages)

X

57

1940-41 catalog

X

59

1941-42 catalog

X

60

1941-42 Armed Forces catalog

X

17

1942-43 catalog (lacks 2 pages)

X

57

1947-48 catalog

X

41

1948-49 catalog

X

49

1949-50 catalog

X

51

1952 catalog

X

50

1953 catalog

X

50

1954 catalog (incomplete)

X

50

1955 catalog

X

52

1956 catalog

X

59

1956-57 Family Fun

X

32

1957 catalog

X

59

1958 catalog

X

59

1959 catalog (incomplete)

X

59

1960 catalog

O

64

1961 catalog

X

64

1962 catalog

O

64

1963 catalog

X

80

1964 catalog

X

75

1965 catalog

O

52

1966 catalog

O

48

1967 catalog

X

48

1968 catalog

X

58

1968 Buyers Guide

X

4

1969 catalog (lacks 1 page)

X

58

1969 Buyers Guide

X

4

1970 catalog

O

70

1971 catalog

O

75

1972 catalog

X

75

1972 Buyers Guide

X

12

1973 catalog

X

74

1974 catalog

X

75

1975 catalog

O

64

1976 catalog

O

44

1977 catalog

O

48

1977 marketing flyers

O

14

1979 catalog

X

36

1980 catalog

X

37

1981 catalog

O

36

1982 catalog

O

40

1983 catalog 100th anniversary

O

62

1983 video games catalog

O

16

1984 catalog

O

86

1985 catalog

X

44

1986 catalog

O

24

1987 catalog

O

27

1987 German catalog

O

25

1988 catalog

O

51

1989 catalog

O

56

1990 catalog

O

56

1991 Family Album

X

50

1991 catalog

O

60

1992 catalog

O

38

1992 Spring  catalog

O

16

1993 catalog

O

50

1994 catalog

O

50

1995 Toy Fair catalog

O

66

1995 Spring catalog

O

19

1996 catalog

O

59

1997 catalog

O

55

1998 catalog:  see Milton Bradley for this and later ones
Parker Brothers Pastime Puzzles.
~1909 list

X

2

~1910 London office list

X

2

1910 New List

X

1

1910 April 15

X

1

1911 Selected list

X

4

1911 June 15

X

1

~1911 list

X

2

~1911 new list

X

2

1911-12 Winter

X

2

1912 Autumn-Winter

X

2

1913 Spring

X

2

1913 Autumn

X

2

1914 Winter-Spring

X

4

1915, to Sept.

X

4

1916, to Oct.

X

4

1917, to Oct.

X

4

1918, to Jan

X

4

1918-19 list

X

4

1919-20 list

X

6

1920 list

X

6

1921 list

X

8

1922 list

X

8

1927-28 list

X

8

1928 list

X

13

~1929-30 catalog

X

12

1930s brochure

X

2

1930 catalog, letter

X

28

1931 Jan. catalog

O

12

1931 summer catalog

O

25

1931-32 catalog

O

24

1932 Feb.  brochure

O

4

1932 summer catalog

O

24

1932 summer catalog 2 (part)

X

6

1932 catalog

O

13

1932 Christmas brochure

O

4

1933 catalog

O

28

1933-34 winter catalog

O

20

1934 catalog

O

9

~1935 brochure (winter)

O

4

~1935 list/FAO Schwarz

X

4

~1935 brochure (Vroman)

O

2

~1935 list

O

8

~1935 list

O

2

1937 list

X

8

1938 list

X

8

1941 list

X

8

~1953-57 catalog

X

14

1957 catalog

X

24

Pente Games.  Stillwater, OK
1982 catalog

O

6

Pressman Toy Co.  New York, NY
1973 catalog

O

52

1975 catalog

O

40

1982 catalog

O

32

1987 catalog

O

36

1989 catalog

O

36

1990 catalog

O

36

1991 catalog

O

36

1992 catalog

O

36

Remco.  New York, NY and Harrison, NJ
1968 crafts catalog

O

24

Reiss Games /Hoi Polloi. (subsidiary of Nat€™l Paragon).  New York, NY
1973 catalog sheets

O

4

Russell Mfg. Co.  Leominster, MA
~1978 catalog

O

20

Salmon. Academy Jigsaw Puzzles.  England
1933-34 catalog

X

17

~1930s Super-Cut catalog

X

8

Schaper.  Minneapolis, MN
1970 catalog

X

32

1971 game submission info

X

3

1973 catalog

O

40

1979 catalog

O

46

E.  G.  Selchow & Co.  New York, NY
~1880 broadside

X

16

Selchow & Righter.  New York, NY
1877 to 1984:  selected catalogs on 4 reels of  microfilm (varying quality):  $12 per month borrowing fee,  plus  $50 deposit (refundable)
1921-22 catalog (part)

X

39

~1930 brochure

X

8

1932 jigsaw puzzle catalog

O

16

1936 catalog

X

24

1949 catalog

X

27

1953 brochure

X

4

1956 catalog

X

31

1961 catalog

X

16

1964 catalog

X

25

1974 catalog

X

60

1978 catalog, puzzles

O

15

1979 catalog

O

48

1985 catalog

O

48

1987 catalog

O

28

Simulation Publications. (SPI). New York, NY
1972 Jan to June catalog

O

36

1978 July to Dec. list

O

6

Smith, Kline & French.  Philadelphia, PA
1920 catalog

X

8

Spears Games.  Germany & U.K.
1922 U.S. catalog

X

22

Spotswood Specialty Co.  Lexington, KY
1946 catalog

X

16

Springbok (Hallmark).  Kansas City, MO
1972 Dec.  price list

X

1

3M.  Minneapolis, MN
1970 brochure

X

11

1970 catalog

O

48

Transogram.  Easton, PA
1948 catalog

O

28

1954 catalog

X

24

1959 catalog

O

12

1963 catalog

X

18

Tryne Products Inc.  New York, NY
~1960 catalog

X

4

Raphael Tuck Zag-Zaw Puzzles.  England
~1909 Zag-Zaw puzzles

X

8

1912-13 catalog (German)

X

24

~1915 catalog (Harrods)

X

28

1916 catalog

X

12

~1918 catalog

X

20

~1920 All About ZagZaw

X

37

~1925 catalog (Be Sure)

O

36

~1928 catalog (I Adore)

X

44

~1930s Zag-Zaw puzzles

X

32

~1930s Zag-Zaw Picture Puzzles

X

36

~1933 catalog

X

64

~1930s Cut Out for….

X

8

~1936 A Star Turn

X

40

Ullman Manufacturing Co.  New York, NY
~1908 jigsaw puzzle catalog

X

4

Warren Paper Products.  Lafayette, IN
~1943 catalog

X

7

~1947 catalog

X

16

1950 catalog

X

16

1953 catalog

X

23

1954 catalog

X

24

1955 catalog

X

24

1956 catalog

X

25

1957 catalog

X

24

1958-59 catalog

X

25

1959-60 catalog

X

24

1960-61 catalog

X

24

1961-62 catalog

X

24

1962-63 catalog

X

24

1963-64 catalog

X

24

1964-65 catalog

X

24

1965-66 catalog

X

28

1967-68 catalog

X

26

1971 catalog

X

29

1973 catalog

X

28

1975 catalog

X

20

1976 catalog

X

16

1977 catalog

X

20

1978 catalog

X

16

1985 catalog

O

26

West & Lee Game Co. Worcester, MA
1874 catalog

X

32

1875 catalog

X

10

Western Publishing Co. (Whitman)  Racine, WI
1939 catalog

X

34

1988 catalog

O

76

1989 catalog

O

76

1991 catalog

X

48

1993 catalog

O

90

1994 catalog

X

74

Whitman:  see Western Publishing
Wilder Mfg. Co.  St. Louis, MO
1920 catalog

X

3

Retailers and Wholesalers

Type

Pages

American Reedcraft.  New York, NY
1938-39 catalog (games section)

X

11

Animal Town Game Co. Santa Barbara, CA (mail)
1986 catalog

O

48

1986-87 catalog

O

64

Buhl Sons Co.  (wholesaler)
1940 9-01 (incomplete) –games

X

7

Butler Brothers.  New York, NY  (wholesaler)
1910 catalog (part)

X

4

1917 Oct. catalog (incomplete)

X

3

1920 Nov. catalog (incomplete)

X

5

1924 mid-summer, catalog (incomplete)

X

3

Carson, Pirie, Scott.  Chicago, IL (dept. store)
1894-95 (incomplete)-games

X

12

Ehrich Brothers.  New York, NY (dept. store)
1891-92 (incomplete)-games

X

5

Marshall Field.  Chicago, IL  (dept. store)
1892-93 catalog (incomplete)

X

30

1894-95 catalog (incomplete)

X

17

Hayden & Chester.  Providence, RI (jobber)
1892-93 (incomplete)–games

X

4

Jordan Marsh.  Boston, MA  (dept. store)
1949 Xmas catalog part

X

12

C. F. Lauer.  New York, NY  (dept. store)
1885-86 list

X

48

A. C. McClurg.  Chicago, IL (dept. store)
~1909 game catalog

X

10

Montgomery Ward.  (mail order)
1895 (incomplete) — games

X

3

F.A.O. Schwarz.  New York, NY  (retail)
1931 Adult Games

X

11

B. Shackman.   New York, NY  (wholesaler)
~1910-12 catalog (incomplete)

X

4

Carl P. Stirn.  New York, NY  (?dept. store)
1893  catalog: order directly from Dover Publications, 31 E. 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501

R

124

Youth’s Companion.  Boston, MA  (mail order)
1899 Oct. 26 Premiums

X

1

1914 Oct. 22 Premiums

X

1

 

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  1. Paul Kruppenbacher
    10 January 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Is it possible to download (or acquire in any other way) a copy of the Parker Brothers, Salem, 1894 puzzle catalog?

    Thank you.

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