Universal Monsters: Old Maid

Back in 1964 Milton Bradley added creepy to Old Maid by releasing a set of cards featuring the Universal Monsters. The age range for the game is children 5 to 10.

Nineteen monster-themed cards are included in the set with an additional instruction card. Characters in the set include Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, a werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy, Dracula’s Daughter, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a teenage werewolf. The cards measured 3-1/2″x5-6/8″. The backs all had a spider web with the word “MONSTER” written horizontally across it.

One would think the Bride of Frankenstein would be the Old Maid but she isn’t. She’s included in the set but it’s Dracula’s Daughter who is the featured star of the game There are 2 cards of each monster in the set except for the Dracula’s Daughter who has only one.

This makes a great collectible and isn’t too expensive on eBay if you can find one. If you have children it’s a great game to play with them on a Saturday afternoon in October.

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2 thoughts on “Universal Monsters: Old Maid

  1. C. C. Sommers says:

    Monster Old Maid was a great card game for kids when I was young. It was especially funny to stick your older brother with the “Old Maid” card. The 12 inch(approx.)plastic monster figures of the Universal Monsters were a bit hit too. I was married to Frnakenstein and my younger sister was married to The Creature of The Black Lagoon. The Marriage Ceremony was officiated by my older sister and included the ceremonial matrimonial ride in an open air little red wagon.

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