1960's Probe Board Game by Parker Brothers - 1964 Edition #200
This is the most provocative game of words since the invention of the modern alphabet...(from the back cover)
Part Go-Fish and part Wheel of Fortune, Probe is a really fun midcentury word game that makes players guess at their opponent's pre-selected words, letter by letter until the final word is realized. You might think that this sounds simple and not very challenging, but throw in blank cards and the special set of probe activity cards and this game turns into one big challenge. This is a great game for building vocabulary and testing spelling for kids aged 10 + and challenging for adults as they try to stump their game mates with obscure words. Since players are making up their own words, the sky is the limit as far as possibility and no game will ever be the same as the last.
Founded in 1883, Parkers Brothers, originally known as George S. Parker began in Salem Massachusetts with a board game called Banking that was created by George and extolled by family and friends. His brothers, Edward and Charles soon joined George's burgeoning gaming empire and together they created, marketed and sold some of the most popular games of the 20th including Risk, Monopoly, and Clue. Evolving with the trends of the late 20th century and staying fresh in the marketplace led Parker Brothers to build electronic games, develop an audio record line and dive into book publishing featuring stories for popular toys like the Care Bears. Eventually, through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Parker Brothers became part of Hasbro where it still to this day manufactures popular Parker Brothers games.
- Contains original box with date and edition #200
- Contains all original pieces
- Complete set includes four sets of 96 letters/blank cards, 48 Probe activity cards, 4 brown plastic game boards, 4 beige color plastic cards holders and one beige plastic tray holder, original score sheets, and an instructional pamphlet.
- Accommodates 2-12 players ages 10+
In very clean condition. The cards look practically new. The scoresheet has been partially filled-in by previous owners but there are several blank ones left so you could make copies if you wish or just use a blank piece of paper to keep score. . The box bears some pencil light markings on the top (by the Probe title) and one corner of the bottom box is ripped. This rip does affect the ability to store the game contents securely. Some light staining, scuff marks on bottom of box as to be expected with age.
Box measures 11" inches (length) x 7.5" inches (width) x 2.25" inches (depth).
Retro game night was never so much fun! Throw a little 60's party and tie n some vintage snack recipes, decorations and mad-me era cocktails and watch the merry atmosphere unfold.