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Skill-It – The Frying Pan Maze from Milton Bradley (1966)


“If this frying pan maze
Leaves you all in a daze
Try again – you can do it
Get the marble all through it!”

Released in 1966, Skill-It – The Frying Pan Maze was both a play on words and a skill-testing game from Milton Bradley. The game’s object was to guide a marble from the center to the edge and out the handle of the all-plastic game board.

The bright pink neon translucent frying pan/paddle had a base that was 7 ¾-inches by 7 ¾-inches, a handle that was 3 ¼-inches by 1 ¼-inches and an overall length of 11 inches.

Successfully navigating the puzzle required players to rotate the cover of the pan and roll the marble through the maze beneath. It was a tough task that reinforced the game’s target audience of ages 8 to adult.

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