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Popular vintage board games from the ’50s

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Popular vintage board games from the '50s
Here are several of the many board games available back in the fifties. (A few toy store-style boxed games — but ones that don’t use an actual game board — are also included.)

Vintage Milton Bradley board games: The Game of Life / Square Mile

The Game of Life: Art Linkletter family game revolves around Wheel of Fate. Each player starts with a car and $2000, tries to make a million.

Square Mile: Exciting new land-development game. You buy, develop, wheel and deal — make or lose a fortune — in this family fun game.

Vintage Milton Bradley board games from the early 1960s The Game of Life Square Mile


Classic games: Go to the Head of the Class / Rack-o

Milton Bradley board games from the early 1960s Go to the Head of the Class Rack-o


Vintage Milton Bradley board games: Pirate and Traveler / Game of the States

Vintage board games Milton Bradley 1960s - Pirate and Traveler Game of the States


Candy Land / Uncle Wiggily

Vintage board games Milton Bradley 1960s - Candy Land Uncle Wiggily

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Easy Money / Chutes & Ladders

Easy Money: Spirited play at building a real estate empire intrigues all ages as they compete for control of buisiness, airline, hotel.

Chutes & Ladders: A delight to small fry who play with up-you-go, down-you-go game. No reading.

Milton Bradley board games from the early 1960s Easy Money Chutes & Ladders

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Vintage Milton Bradley board games: Alfred Hitchcock’s Why / Concentration

Milton Bradley board games from the early 1960s - Alfred Hitchcock's Why Concentration


Board games from the ’50s: Stratego / Park and Shop

Vintage board games Milton Bradley 1960s - Stratego Park and Shop

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Summit / Battle Cry / Broadside

Summit (Adult): New international relations game of top-level global planning. An adult approach to the cold war strategy. Exciting action, tense decisions.

Battle Cry & Broadside: Games based on authentic strategies of Civil War and Naval battles of 1812. American Heritage outline history books included.

Vintage board games Milton Bradley 1960s - Summit Battle Cry Broadside


Let’s Face It game from Hassenfeld Bros

1950s board games - Let's Face It - Hassenfeld Bros


Vintage Little Noddy’s Taxi Game

Little Noddy's taxi game

 


Two for the Money TV quiz game

1950s board games - Two for the Money TV quiz game


Dragnet Badge 714 game

1950s board games - Dragnet Badge 714 game - Transogram


Vintage Going to Jerusalem board game from 1956

Vintage Going to Jerusalem board game from 1956


An old Razzle Dazzle Football Game – Texantics

1950s board games - Razzle Dazzle Football Game - Texantics


Innovation Whirly-Bird game

1950s board games - Innovation Whirly-Bird game


Vintage fifties Keyword Crossword Game – Parker Brothers

1950s board games - Keyword Crossword Game - Parker Brothers


Classic Parker Brothers – Sorry

1950s board games - Parker Brothers - Sorry


Vintage ’50s board games: Clue from Parker Bros

1950s board games - Clue from Parker Bros


Go to the Head of the Class – 1955

1950s board games - Go to the Head of the Class - 1955


Vintage version of Monopoly from Parker Bros

1950s board games - Monopoly from Parker Bros


Shaper plastic games: Cootie, Stadium Checkers, Mill, Squares, Skunk (1954)

Nov 22, 1954 Games toys


Milton Bradley Games make FUN a family affair! (1950)

“Go-To-The-Head-Of-The-Class” keeps the whole family entertained evening after evening — gives youngsters the big thrill of “stumping” their elders. A sure hit with everyone 10 and over.

Yes, it’s easy to have your whole family looking forward eagerly to evenings at home together — and just as easy to give guests the kind of evening that makes your home the first choice for fun at its best! Modern, fast-moving games exclusive with Milton Bradley are the secret — games that ought to go on your Christmas shopping list right now — at prices from $1.00 to $2.50!

Dozens of games of every kind — action games — “talking” games — games of chance, bear the famous trademark of Milton Bradley, America’s pioneer in games. Every one is a top fun-maker in its class – and they’re ready for you now at your favorite toy, department or variety store. Remember, you’re sure of the best in fun wherever you see this Milton Bradley emblem.

Milton Bradley family board games - Vintage fun from Dec 4, 1950

These modern games set a lively pace

Lobby: Here’s top-level Washington at its hilarious best — a sure hit with everyone old enough to read a newspaper.

Easy Money: Teenagers and adults alike get an extra thrill when good judgment parlays a lucky chance into a substantial fortune with “Easy Money.”

Uncle Wiggily: Youngsters from 5 to 10 take a never-failing delight in following the adventures of “Uncle Wiggily” according to the simple directions.

Game of the States: It’s fun for 8 to 15-year-olds to deliver the goods and sell them for profit from coast to coast in competition with friends in the exciting “Game of the States.”


Vintage board games from the ’50s: Fun for every age (1953)

The right game for the right age from the Milton Bradley Workshop

Nov 30, 1953 - vintage Milton Bradley board games


Milton Bradley games are F U N (1951)

They appeal to all age groups — little folks, teen-agers, and mother and dad.

Dec 3, 1951 Classic Milton Bradley board games


Popular vintage Milton Bradley board games from 1959

A fun-and-learning game for every name on your Christmas list — and look — to make it easy for you to choose the right ones — every Milton Bradley game is AGE IDENTIFIED.

You don’t know what to give… ? Shop this page, and you’ll find a gift of fun – a Milton Bradley game – for every name on your Christmas list. Young and old! You’ll find it easy to choose the right ones, too. Every Milton Bradley game is age-identified: you can see just what age group it’s for, right on the cover. Make your selections now. Then page in hand, hustle down to your favorite store and start your gifts of fun and learning — your Milton Bradley games — on their merry, gift-wrapped way.

FOR THE LITTLE ONES ON YOUR LIST: CANDY LAND (4-8) — players travel along a rainbow-colored path. Nothing to read. Deluxe edition, $2.50. UNCLE WIGGILY (5-9) — youngsters have loved this game for generations. Deluxe edition, $2.50. CHUTES AND LADDERS (4-10) — children never the of its thrills and spills. No need to read. Deluxe edition, $2.00. REDSKIN FINGER PAINTS — America’s largest seller. $1.00 and $2.00.

Board games from the 50s - Chutes Candy Wiggly


FOR THE NOT-SO-LITTLE ONES: GAME OF THE STATES (7-14) — highly entertaining, teaches location of states and cities. $2.50. PIRATE AND TRAVELER (7-14) — educational globe-trotting plus thrill of the pirate chase. $2.00. PARK AND SHOP (7-adult) — hustle-bustle traffic game, contest to see who can park and finish shopping first. Lots of excitement for two to six players. $3.00.

Board games from the 50s - Park and Shop - States - Pirate Traveler 1959


ALL ‘ROUND FAMILY FUN. RACK-0 (10-adult) — completely different card game, fast and exciting. $2.00. GO TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS (8-adult) — fascinating quiz game in classroom setting, includes 792 questions and answers. $3.00. EASY MONEY (7-adult) — fortunes are won and lost in this thrilling real estate game. Deluxe Edition $3.00. Standard Edition $2.00. Manufactured and distributed in Canada by Somerville, Ltd. Prices slightly higher in Western U.S.A and Canada.

Board games from the 50s - Head of the Class - Racko - Easy Money 1959

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