Dragnet Board Game

by Transogram



Transogram, Dragnet Board Game

Transogram’s Dragnet Board Game

“Just the facts, ma’am.” In true vintage form, this game is best described on the side of the box:

Do you have the instincts of a detective? Are you adept at interrogation, clever at deduction? You are! Then you must play this drama-packed game!

Here it is! – A realistic and exciting game of skill, deduction and luck for teenagers and adults, based on “DRAGNET,” famous on Radio, TV and in the movies.

From 2 to 6 “Sergeant Fridays” will thrill to the manhunt as they are thrown right into the middle of an authentic police action! The board is an aerial view of the big city, and you will be part of the chase through its streets.

Released in 1955, you and other detectives dragnet the streets in “squad cars,” pick up crime clues and question suspects, to build up a “case.” Each suspect may have committed more than one crime and be sought after by other “detectives,” or each crime may have its own suspect.

Here’s what you listened to in 1955!
Here’s what you watched on TV in 1955!
Here’s what you saw at the movies in 1955!

The winning “detective” is the one who solves the crime, finds the criminal, and is first to deliver him the Police Headquarters.

Interestingly,Transogram’s Perry Mason Board Game uses the same graphics on the front cover.

Transogram’s Perry Mason Board Game[/caption]Dragnet is a fascinating and absolutely unique game. No two games play alike; each new game is a new adventure for you. For hours of excitement, play “DRAGNET” tonight! Here’s a retro-vintage board game that was, and still is, a blast to play!




2 comments

Nicholas Roche - May 26, 2013 Reply

Not only did the PERRY MASON Game use the same box art, but many of the game components and much of the game play is the same as the DRAGNET Game. I have copies of both games, and the parts are almost interchangable; the main differences are the special spots on the game board and the game card elements and design (more like playing cards than “punch cards”). Gameplay differs in only a few minor elements, but the object is essentially the same; collect cards to determine the clues needed to solve a given crime, then capture the Suspect and return them to the Courthouse at the board center.

Les - admin
Les - admin - May 27, 2013 Reply

Awesome that you have both games, Nicholas! Thanks for the additional info.

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