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Swayze: The Only News Quiz Game That's Always as New as Today's Headlines

board game

A vintage game from the twentieth century, this example demonstrates the continuity of game play throughout this period. Swayze is a trivia question-and-answer type board game that is named for the famous early news anchorman John Cameron Swayze (1906-1995). Although his personable news style lost out in favor of more serious sounding anchormen, Swayze by that time--the early 1960s--had become the commercial spokesman for Timex watches and coined the phrase "it takes a licking and keeps on ticking." Swayze remained in the public eye for years. Dating from the mid-1950s, Swayze the game ultilizes a "Swayze Journal" that is packed with news items and facts from this era. Players take turns asking the questions and accumulating points.

  • Manufacturer: Milton Bradley Company
  • Material: printed paper | cardboard
  • Origin: Springfield, MA
  • Style: trivia
  • Object ID: 109.11456
  • Credit Line: Gift of Doug & Randi Olin and Marc & Jill Olin in memory of Stephen Olin
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