Terrytoons Mighty Mouse from Milton Bradley (1978)

Company: Milton Bradley | Release date: 1978 | Ages: 6-10 | # of players: 2-4 | Where to purchase: eBay

Published in 1978 by Milton Bradley, the Terrytoons Mighty Mouse game pitted the anthropomorphic superhero against the evil Dr. Catenstein in a race to save his girlfriend, Mitzi.

The game was based on the children’s animated television series produced by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. Mighty Mouse first appeared on the cartoon scene in the 1940s, enthralling children with a series of adventures through the 1960s. A revival in the late 1970s led to a number of children’s toys and Milton Bradley’s tabletop adaption.


The object of the game is to be the first player to collect cards that total 12 hours and destroy Kittenstein, the evil doctor’s Frankenstein-esque monster.

Players rolled the die and moved their pawns clockwise along the path. A card was drawn each time a player landed on an “Evil Doctor” space and placed face down in front of the player that drew it.

Cards with numbers were used to keep a running total of hours. Drawing a card with a picture of Mighty Mouse on it gave players the strategic option of reversing course with their pawn and moving counterclockwise on the playing surface.

Landing on a space occupied by another player allowed the player to steal a card from the other player’s hand or move the pawn to a yellow space on the board in the event that no cards were available to purloin.

Players continued moving around the board until someone collected enough cards totalling 12 and was declared the winner.


A complete game included the game board, four pawns, 28 Hour cards and 8 Mighty Mouse cards (which were part of the cardboard platform) and one die. Instructions were printed inside the box cover.


Other Milton Bradley games based on various series from Hanna-Barbera included The Wacky Races (1969), The Funky Phantom Game (1971)Scooby-Doo Where Are You! (1973), and The Jetsons Game (1985). These games are excellent additions to collections centred around family-friendly games, classic television series, or Hanna-Barbera properties and are available at reasonable price points on the secondary market.

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