Blondie Playing Card Game (1941)
Printed in 1941 by the Whitman Publishing Company. "No. 3081" is listed on the lower left hand corner of the box.

The cards feel like thin cardboard and have no coating.

Rules from the inside cover of the box's lid:

The game consists of 36 cards: 9 sets of 4 cards each. The object of the game is to complete "books" by caling for cards from other players. A book is a set of four cards with the same title.

Shuffle the deck and deal four cards face down to each player, placing the rest of the deck face down in the center of the table. The player at the left of the dealer begins calling on one of the other players for a card that will help him complete a book which he has started in his hand. For example, if he holds cards No. 1 and No. 4 of "Cat's Meow," he may call for card No. 2 or No. 3 of the same title. If the player called upon has the desired card, he gives it to the caller, who continues asking for others until he fails. The caller then draws a card from the top of the deck. I he draws the card he called for, he shows it and again starts calling from players until he is unsuccessful again, when he once more draws from the deck. When he fails to draw the desired card from the deck the turn passes to the player at his left and so on.

When a player gets a complete book he calls "Blondie" and lays the book aside; when all the cards have been gathered into books the game ends. The player having the most books wins.
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