Vintage (1961) rare Miss Popularity The True American Teen board game published by Transogram as Game No. 3892. Made in USA.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS COMPLETE but WITHOUT the instruction booklet and the phone is from the Barbie Dream Date Game but still operational with this game.
About the game: Billed as "The True American Teen Game" and "The Game That All Girls Love to Play," Miss Popularity by Transogram was marketed for teenage (or pre-teen girls). The game is a competition between players to achieve the highest level of "popularity" - much akin to the Facebook Likes of today. The game had an interesting mechanism for determining whether a girls scored popularity, a small blue phone called the "automatic answer phone". One of the rarer board games from the early 1960s.
Inside the box you will receive:
- 4 Miss Popularity player bulletin boards
- 1 blue telephone (I believe this is actually the phone from the Barbie Dream Date game)
- 1 silver trophy
- 1 deck of 93 Miss Popularity cards
- stack of branded play money in denominations of $5, $10 and $20
- 1 Spinner
- 4 each of IOU, Boyfriend, Club President and Formal Dress cards
- 8 small pink heart tokens
- 1 pink plastic Miss Popularity branded card and money tray
- original box inserts
- PLEASE NOTE THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOKLET IS NOT HERE
Condition: Game is in EXCELLENT! overall condition for a game from the early 1960s. Play money shows some creases but some of it is still on its original sheet unpunched. Spinner operates well and easily, as it should. Each of the player peg boards is in clean and unbroken condition as is the silver trophy and the 8 plastic hearts. All cards are clear and legible. Plastic card and money tray and plastic telephone are in clean and unbroken condition. Game box itself is in VERY GOOD! condition for a game from the period with wear and rub to the corners and edges and small breaks to the corners top and bottom. Original box inserts are here but do show breaks to the panels.
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