Bonnets, Bustles, and Boots


In the later 19th century, families and friends would gather in their parlors to play games of every kind. It was an aspect of their social life and a stage for the strict etiquette of the day. This three-handed card game would have been perfect for Victorian courting sensibilities to be played by a young couple and their chaperone. By playing your cards carefully you will gain cards that will contribute to your final score. However, you can decide to use a scoring card to win a different (and perhaps better) card. A very light and convivial game for three that can be played almost anywhere by anyone, depicting the latest fashions of the 1880s, commemorating the “good old days.”

This game can be played by 3 players ages 8 and up. One game of Bonnets, Bustles, and Boots takes about 30 Minutes to play.