The New & Diverting Game of Alice in Wonderland – 1899

This is the game many collector’s deemed ‘The first Alice game’, but it is in fact the fourth Alice game according to my research. There are a couple of different editions of The New and Diverting Game of Alice in Wonderland, neither of which has a copyright date on the box or rule book. The earlier edition, that I date as c.1899 has blue or red text on the box, the later edition is also blue or red. To date the editions, on the box side you will see either “Manufacturers to Her Majesty” or “Manufacturers to His Majesty”. The former refers to Queen Victoria who reigned from 20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901. The latter refers to King Edward VII who reigned from 22 January 1901 – 6 May 1910.

IMG_1097

First Edition Box Cover

 

First Edition Box Side

First Edition Box Side

IMG_1100

First Edition Card Back

 

Box back

Later Edition Box Cover

Later Edition Box Side

Card examples

Card examples

Card examples