Meet the Presidents game

Meet the Presidents


Gamemakers Selchow & Righter started producing their Meet The Presidents game as early as 1953.

The object of the game is simple. Players move their Presidential coin tokens around the board, answering questions about the history of our Presidents, moving each one closer to the goal of the White House. When a player gets all eight of his President coins in the White House, he wins.

This game was a steady seller for several years, at least through the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, possibly because the subject matter was one that parents would easily approve; in other words, it was a game that would help kids to (ack) learn something, and was possibly snubbed by several generations of youngsters as a result. It was also the sort of bland, vaguely instructional toy that schools kept on hand for off-days when students were bored and restless.

Tweet    |    StumbleUpon    |    Digg    |    Reddit