Date: ca. 1949-1956
Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 49.5 x 24.8 x 4.4cm (19 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Cardboard, Paper, Adhesive, Wood, Paint, Steel, Brass
This board game produced by the Milton Bradley Company around 1952 was based on "Captain Video and His Video Rangers," a weekly television show that aired on the DuMont network from 1949-1956, and which was considered the U.S.'s and world's first television show with a space flight theme. The multiple pieces incorporated into the board game echoed the title character's role as the inventor and user of many fictional technological gadgets, a hallmark of the television program. The game includes a stand-up cardboard cockpit dashboard with two working "dials" as well as a secondary game board that includes three spinners, all of which were integrated into the game play. A standard flat cardboard game board with playing pieces completes the game.
Collector Michael O'Harro donated this board game to the National Collection in 1993.
Gift of Michael O'Harro