Online Collections

Search Tips

Quotation Marks—Enclosing a multiword phrase in quotation marks tells the search engine to list only sites that contain those words in that exact order.

The following must appear in ALL CAPS and with a space on each side.

AND—Indicates that the records found must contain all the words joined by the AND operator. For example, to find objects that contain the words wizard, oz, and movie, enter wizard AND oz AND movie.

OR—Records found must contain at least one of the words joined by OR. For example, to find objects that contain the word dog or the word puppy, enter dog OR puppy.

AND NOT—Indicates that the records found cannot contain the word that follows the term AND NOT. For example, to find objects that contain the word pets but not the word dogs, enter pets AND NOT dogs.

Electronic Mall Madness: The Shopping Spree Game that Talks

board game

In 1989 designer Michael Gray produced a game for Milton Bradley called Mall Madness. It was a race game where players spun to reach a certain mall store where they then spent certain sums on goods. Two years later he updated the game with an electronic component in the form of the "voice of the mall." This added several dimensions to the game but the goal is still to be the first to spend specific amounts at six different stores. The game continues in production with celebrity endorsements, such as Hannah Montana; and with specialty themes, such as Little Pet Shop edition. The donor of this example played it as a child.

DesignerMichael Gray
ManufacturerMilton Bradley Company
Materialprinted paper | cardboard | plastic
Stylewealth accumulation | race
Object ID111.2853
Credit LineGift of Arielle Rosenfeld and Matthew Reinert

All artifact images, interpretive information, and website text
© The Strong.