“A trip through Storybook Land with Mother Goose.”
Released in 1960 from Lowell Toy Mfg., the Humpty Dumpty game challenged players to be first to navigate their way through Story Book Land.
Two to four players each choose a coloured plastic peg as their game marker, placing it on the Start square. Each turn required the player to spin the spinner to determine the number of spaces they should move their marker along the multi-coloured path.
On their journey around the board, players met and read about a number of different classic nursery rhyme characters, including Jack and Jill, Mary Mary quite contrary, Little Miss Muffet, and Little Jack Horner.
When a player landed on Mother Goose, they had to turn the knob atop the Candy Tower where Humpty Dumpty was sitting. If the knob-turn caused Humpty Dumpty to fall off the wall, the player was penalized and forced to move their token back to the nearest black space with a red arrow.
The first player to reach the space marked “The End” was declared the winner.
IN THE BOX
A complete game included a board, four plastic pegs, a spinner, a cardboard wall, and a Humpty Dumpty figure. Instructions were printed on the underside of the box top.
The Humpty Dumpty game was less popular than some of Lowell Toy’s television show-based offerings. Used copies should be scrutinized to ensure the Humpty Dumpty figure is intact and the Candy Tower wall is fully function.
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