This version of a Sesame Street Game (and there a number of versions) was produced by Somerville Industries in Canada in 1975 under license from the Milton Bradley Company. It was donated to the Museum in 1991. The telecast of Sesame Street continues to fascinate and draw a dedicated audience. It is so well known in many parts of the world that the "Muppet" characters have become a part of everyday culture.
The game box pictured is 48.5cm x 24.5 x 4.5cm. The game is for 2 to 4 players. It is a bilingual version as can be seen from the illustrations on the box. The maker suggests that the game is for children ages 4 to 8 years of age.
The board for this version of the game is 48cm square x 2cm thick. It folds in half to fit into the box. Along with the board are cardboard cut-outs of a street lamp, a train warning light, a gate, a fence, and a number of cut-outs of the Sesame Street characters. The character cutouts are used as game markers by the players as can be seen in the photograph.
All of these latter cut-outs can be placed in slots on the board so that they are perpendicular to the board. Around the board is a simple "track" upon which the characters "walk" along the "street" and go to different places, much like on the telecast. The starting place for the game players is near the street lamp. However, in the game, a chance device is used for movement along the "track".
Another Sesame Street game is dominoes. Pictured on the box are a number of the regular characters well known to viewers of the telecast. This is a game for two to four young players.
While a traditional domino game requires matching "dice-like" pips on one domino with those of another, this Sesame Street adaptation has been designed for young children who are required to match the characters from the telecast. Another modification designed for younger players is that the "dominoes" are larger than a standard set, and more feasibly grasped by youngsters.
Last update May 31, 2010