Museum of Curious Toys & Games: Feeley Meeley (1967)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of  creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: Feeley Meeley (1967)

A case where the box art is better than the game.

Toys and Games - Feeley Meeley

A clear case of the box art being more interesting than the actual game.

The rule are deceptively simple: pick a card and then try to find that item in the suggestively-named “Grab Box.” 

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: The Town Dump (1977)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of  creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: The Town Dump Board Game

The Town Dump Board Game

The Game of Waste

With Motorized Action Bulldozer!

A not-so environmentally-minded board game from 1977, nice apparently very popular.

The Town Dump Board Game - Toys & Games

The Town Dump Board Game

Clear the Dump!

Not necessarily the most compelling game design, here’s how it works according to BoardGame Geek:

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: The Outer Space Men (1968)

Celebrating the bizarre world of creepy or unusual toys & games, each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: The Outer Space Men (1968)

So, I’m having action figure envy right now. How awesome is this?

The Outer Space Men were produced starting in 1968 by The Colorforms Corporation.

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: The (Not So) Funny Face Board Game

Hello and welcome to an exclusive showing of the Museum of Curious Toys & Games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: The “Funny Face” Board Game

Museum of Unsettling Toys & Games: Funny Face Board Game

The “Funny Face” board game — the stuff that nightmares is made of.

Whitman was a board game company that was founded in 1916 as a subsidiary of Western Publishing Company. In 1968, Whitman had the crazy idea to make the “Funny Face” board game — screenshots from which you see here.  In 1979, Mattel purchased Whitman and they were eventually phased out. Lucky for us, “pieces” of this terrifying clown face game still live on.

More unsettling photos of “Funny Face” after the jump.