Today I wanted to show you another vintage board game from Naomi’s collection. Like the last one it’s not really doll related but the counters are miniature paper dolls.
The game is called Mystery Date and it is another Milton Bradley Game manufactured under licence by John Sands Australia.
We don’t seem to have the instructions although I’m sure we could find them online if we look. The object seems to be to move your girl around the board picking up cards as instructed. To win you need to get a set of three cards to complete a date outfit. You then get to open the door in the middle and if your mystery date’s outfit matches yours you are the winner. Here is the board.
The graphics are very nice and the girls remind me of the “I Wish I Were” and “Pillowfight!” figures. It is a pity that they don’t have actual date outfits to wear, isn’t it?
Here are the playing cards. I’ve made up a set to show what you need to open the door.
Who could be behind the door? This would not be a match but I imagine that each time you open the door you would turn the page.
It looks like quite a fun game. We’ll have to play it if only to see what “The Dud” looks like.
I found a webpage about the game. It looks as if there have been several versions but I think this one might be the original. Here’s the link.