This is a Parker Brothers Rook Game in its original box with the rarer navy blue cards. The box is marked Rook Card Co. Parker Brothers Inc. Selling Agents, Salem, Mass. New York, Chicago. The box is in very good condition for its age with some tape residual and some pencil marks on one side. The corners are not torn and the cover color is still vibrant. The box is divided and could be used as a card tray. The set contains The “New Edition” of Rook game rules copyrighted in 1943. There are rules for over 20 games with the original copyright dates given for each of the games. The rule book also includes ad pages for four Parker Brothers games including Camelot, Pegity, Pollyanna and Monopoly. The illustrations of groups playing cards are period and just wonderful. The deck consists of the 56 regular cards and the 57th Rook card. The cards are in the harder to find navy blue finish with the classic rook holding a hand. About four of the cards have tattered edges that have been taped. Obviously this deck was cherished by someone who preferred to preserve it rather than replace it. This is a collectors deck that will add wonderfully to your collection.