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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Maniac Mouse from Milton Bradley (1993)

“Try to catch me; I’m Maniac Mouse!”

Released in 1993 by Milton Bradley, Maniac Mouse was a dexterity game for children ages 4 and up.

The object of the game was to snare a large yellow mechanical mouse by grabbing his tail with a provided mouse catcher “paw.” Operating on two C-batteries, the motorized mouse made capturing it challenging by erratically zigging and zagging across the floor. The first player to capture the mouse and lift it off the floor collects a piece of cheese. The first player to collect four pieces of cheese is declared the winner.

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