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Hickety Pickety A Game

board game

n 1924, Parker Brothers produced a game for very young children. Reading skills aren't necessary to play Hickety Pickety, loosely based on the classic nursery rhyme. A child places his or her colored egg in the similarly-colored nest, based on the color indicated by a simple spinner. The game predates the much later Milton Bradley game Candy Land, also for the youngest children, which operates on a similar color recognition mechanic. Hickety Pickety endured through the 1960s, at least.

ManufacturerParker Brothers
Materialprinted cardboard | wood | metal
OriginSalem, MA
Stylerace
Object ID115.851
Credit LineGift of Joanna B.Olmsted in honor of her parents, Charles E. Olmsted and Hazel W. Olmsted.

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