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Monster Old Maid from Milton Bradley (1964)

Company: Milton Bradley
Release date: 1964
Where to purchase: eBay

In 1964, Milton Bradley combined Universal’s Classic Monsters with a 17th-century card game—and Monster Old Maid was born.

The game consists of 39 cards, two of each number from 1 to 19 plus one Old Maid card. The back of each card features a spider’s web with the word “monster” written across it. Each set of cards depicts a different Classic Monster from films made by Universal during the 1920s through the 1950s.

Featured monsters include Dracula, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, and The Phantom of the Opera. the Old Maid card depicts Dracula’s Daughter, the Countess Marya Zaleska.

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