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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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