Tipsy Philosphers or The Laughable Game of the Words Bewitched, published by G. M. Whipple and A. A. Smith, Salem, Mass., c. 1860
An advertisement from The Monthly Religous Magazine and Independent journal, Volume 23, Janaury 1860, reads "Tipsy Philosophers, or The Laughable Game of the Words Bewitched, from Tilton & Co., will keep the children quiet whilst their elders are employed".
Fortune game, when spun it lands on phrases. There are twenty one handwritten fortunes. Here are a few examples:
Single thou art and will remain
This news I’m sure would give you pain.
If you persist in saying “no”
In time you will not have one beau.
You cunning girl, you know your fate
You parted with him at the gate.
A widower, with bairns eleven,
Comes every night to see you at seven.
Don’t look so coy, you are bespoken,
That blush, I’m sure’s a certain token.
The man you’ll wed is six feet high
And oft he’ll cause your heart to sigh.