For sale is a very neat, 1930s card game by the name of Where's Elmer? It is a product of the iconic Parker Brothers of Salem, Massachusetts. The game is complete with 35 cards, instructions and vintage Parker Brothers ad sheets for other of their games.
The box cover is in good vintage condition, with only some minor edge wear common to an 80-year-old game. The box bottom is slightly soiled. The cards, though a bit yellowed with age, are in great playing condition, free of tears, creases and frayed edges. There are 17 sets of cards with different images (two of each) and one Elmer card. The 39 bluish green tokens are a bit spotted with age. The original instructions are also included, but the pages are creased due to folding the instructions, and some pages are torn. The product promotional card and sheet are in good condition. (See accompanying photographs for condition issues.)
To play the game, all of the cards are dealt. The players place all matches on the table and use one of the green tokens for each match they have. The players take turns taking a card from another player’s hand, hoping to come up with another match or to secure the Elmer card. The winner of the game is the one who ends up with just one card in his or her hand with that card being the Where's Elmer? card.
The Where’s Elmer? card game would be a wonderful item to add to any vintage game collection. But, it also makes for a great evening of fun family entertainment.