hist-games: Captain's Mistress

Jane & Mark Waks waks at attbi.com
Thu Apr 4 09:21:58 PST 2002

Chas wrote:
> Had a Girl Scout leader asking about date for the origin of the
> "Captain's Mistress" (aka ("Connect Four" on Milton Bradley's copyright
> version).

Dunno, but I don't recall it being in any of the pre-18th century
sources that I have. (I just checked Willoughby specifically, since it's
usually the most comprehensive, but I'm pretty sure I haven't come
across it in any of the ones I have.) So I'd guess that's it's late 17th
century or after...

				-- Justin

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