Authors Card Game (Authors & More Series)

Authors Card Game (Authors & More Series)

Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, September 24


Authors is a classic card game dating back to 1861. The Authors deck contains 52 cards featuring color portraits of 13 honored writers, with lists of their four greatest literary works. Still played today as it was originally, the Authors Card Game is played with these 13 books of 4 cards each. The object is to collect complete books by calling for cards from other players. The authors featured include: Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, William Thackeray, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott, Alfred Tennyson, Louise May Alcott, and Edgar Allan Poe. The cards also have standard indices in both upper and lower corners. So the Authors deck can also be used for many traditional card games.

For ages 12 and up.

Product Details

UPC: 9781572814455
Manufacturer: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2003

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Authors Card Game (Authors & More Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Played this card game as child and still great game to give as stocking stuffer to grandchild who is beginnning to learn the classic stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember buying the Victorian "classic" AUTHORS CARD GAME years ago in Woolworth's, right next to the "Little Golden Books" and the parakeets! The expanded AUTHORS & MORE series of educational games is based upon the original from Parker Brothers. This series now has other card games like "American Authors", "American Women Authors", "Children's Authors", "Classical & Romantic Composers", "Explorers", "Inventors", "Pioneers in Medicine" and "Scientists". Other than the original, I haven't been able to find the AUTHORS & MORE games in stock at my local Barnes & Noble bookstore. At least they sell them on the internet! Depending on one's interest, these are ALL great games for sharpening one's appreciation for the field in question. It's a pretty simple game to play, but is still fun for children and adults alike. The cards don't wear out either, which is more than I can say for the AUTHORS game I bought at Woolworths!
Ziranphel More than 1 year ago
The Author's card game has been my favorite card game since I was a child and played with my mother's original deck. This new version is almost the same (except for the disappointing replacement of Rudyard Kipling with William Makepeace Thackery), even including the same scene on the back of the cards. My family plays with slightly different rules, starting with 7 cards rather than 4, but otherwise the game is the same. I highly recommend this game as a way to learn classical authors and excellent literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ikwarq More than 1 year ago
This is not like the old version; the words are very small to read, and they are integrated with normal face cards, but the face card symbols are also smaller than normal. We got rid of ours
bidwellKA More than 1 year ago
The "Authors" card game is a good way to learn the names of some of the best classical novels and their authors. Each player must accumulate a set of 4 titles by the same author. This game should be played with a minimum of three players in order to challenge the memory a bit as to who has which card when you are looking for a match. "Authors" is an excellent way for children to learn names of books and become familiar with author's names. The game can stimulate interest in all ages to actually read the book, and the game is also great for adults to exercise memory skills for remembering who has which desirable card.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago