A couple of (probably minor) points about the Goodall “outer covers” . . .

Note:  I don’t know whether there is a better term than “outer covers” (or similar terms) to describe the covering that Goodall applied to many of its booklets, on top of the normal “card” covers, but at least for now I guess I will go with that term.

A couple of things occurred to me about such covers in general.

The black cover of Selected Patience Games described in the preceding post has four corners that are square (when one looks at the front of the closed booklet).

On the other hand, the two right-hand corners of the red-covered booklet on Bezique, discussed in the post before that one, are both rounded.

One might ask, “Why is this so?”

A plausible answer would be that the corners of the booklet on Bezique were rounded so that the booklet could be more easily slid into the typical “sleeve-thing” found in many (but not all, of course) Goodall’s boxed card-game sets.

You might further say, “Hey, but why the square corners on Selected Patience Games?”

That question I will answer in the next post — in case you want to try to figure it out.

—Tom Sawyer

January 17, 2012

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