Board game might not be the exact term for Screech, but it was a unique and captivating experience that left a lasting impression on my childhood. This 1972 game by Parker Brothers was more like a version of concentration, but with a fascinating twist - you played it in the dark, and the game's companion was a toy owl named Screech.
The owl was indeed purple. I had one. I didn't realize it wanted certain insects, only recall the glow in the dark cards you would try to match of spiders and other forms. You would insert the card face down in the owl's neck for several seconds for the internal light to activate the phosphorescent card, then turn two glowing cards over and hope they matched.