Monster Old Maid – card game, 1964

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Monster Old Maid is a 1964 American card game created by the Milton Bradley Company from Springfield, Massachusetts for children aged five to ten years-old. Based on the card game Old Maid, it comprises a set of nineteen cards featuring Universal monsters, plus an additional instruction card. The rear of the cards feature a spider web with the word ‘monster’ written across.

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Characters in the set include Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and The Phantom of the Opera. Dracula’s Daughter (image taken from Hammer’s The Brides of Dracula, which Universal distributed in the US) was the Old Maid card.

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We are grateful to The Retroist for the information above and Lost & Found Vintage Toys for the directions image.

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3 Comments on “Monster Old Maid – card game, 1964”

  1. This was the best card game for kids, ever. I especially enjoyed when my brother got stuck with the Old Maid. Ha ha.

  2. I was born in Australia and we got many monster items from the U.S. but not this card game. Thx for the cool heads up. Wish i had a deck for Halloween!:)

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