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 features 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 to Lost & Found Vintage Toys for the directions image.

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