Parlor Football Game


Football has been a competitive sport since the 19th century. The early versions of football were more like rugby and playing without protective gear. The first intercollegiate game was played in 189 between Rutgers and Princeton. Their championship game in 1881 ended in a 0-0 tie, which precipitated the institution of the first down rule the following year. In the 1890's some soccer rules were incorporated into play and by 1905 football as we know it today was starting to take shape.

McLoughlin Brothers produced a series of football games starting in the 1890s. Some of them had actual team names such as the Yale Harvard Football Game while others just showed team uniforms. The Parlor Football graphic lithograph on the vintage game tin is an original McLoughlin Brothers box lid in 1890s.

Includes Player & Scoring Pegs, Yardage Marker, Dice, Field Platform, Pencil, History & Instructions