Sunday, April 4, 2010


I just love traditional children board games such as mouse trap although the colours of the parts have altered since I first played it.
They always came out at parties, weekends and inevitably Christmas with my siblings and friends and part of the fun wasn't the game so much as the socializing we did whilst playing.
This game was frist invented by Ideal in 1963.
This is what comes with the game:

  • 1 Gameboard

  • 4 Mice

  • 30 Cheese Cards

  • 1 Die

  • 1 Instructions

  • 28 Mouse Trap Building Parts and Accessories

  • As you'd expect, the object is to trap mice in the mousetrap, while avoiding getting trapped. By rolling the dice, you proceed around the game board, collecting cheese pieces and building a mousetrap bit by bit. Once complete, you set the wheels in motion, as it were, to try to capture the opposition's mice. But this is no ordinary trap. With this contraption you start by turning the crank, that rotates the gears, that push the lever, that moves the shoe, that kicks the bucket, that sends the ball down the stairs and into the gutter, that leads to the rod that releases a second ball, that falls through the bathtub and onto the springboard, that catapults the diver into the washtub, that causes the cage to fall and-whew.- hopefully, capture a mouse. The last "mouse" left uncaptured wins.
    The crazy zany game of catching rodents using the wildest mousetraps in the world. Flush the toilet to activate 1 of 3 great traps.
    I'd love to play this with anyone for hours at a stretch!

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