While visiting my local comic shop last night I happened to stumble across this neat little card game from back in 1965 based on the popular Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series. While the TV series starred both Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin the game focuses solely on Vaughn with the text and playing cards. I like the Man from U.N.C.L.E. quite a bit, maybe not as much as the Wild Wild West but I couldn’t leave the store without the game in my possession.
The instruction on the inside of the box lid state: “Napoleon Solo, the MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., matches wits with the most clever international criminals. When he is not busy on an assignment, he keeps his mind sharp by playing this interesting card game with his fellow U.N.C.L.E. agents. See if you can outwit your friends in this fast-moving card game.
Players lay down cards, one at a time, ADDING the number on the card played to the total of the numbers on the previously played cards. Players try to play a card whose number will make the total EXACTLY 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50. This is called an ‘UNCLE’ and allows players to take chips from the pot.”