Front cover of a 1973 Blue Chip Stamps catalog.
There was a catalog lying on coffee tables throughout America back in the 1970s. Children around the country would pick up the catalog and browse through the toy section. Imaginations ran wild with thoughts of, “If I had a million dollars…” “For Christmas…” “I’m getting this for my birthday…” “I want…” and “Can I have…” The Blue Chip Stamp catalog was used to redeem the popular trading stamps for TOYS (if you were a kid) and lots of other stuff if you were an adult.
The instructions in this classic, 1947 vintage card game carry a copyright of 1919. The version pictured here is likely from around 1947. This is the “Bull and Bear” edition of Pit containing a Bull and a Bear card. The Bull and Bear cards only appear in the “Bull and Bear” edition. However,
The year was 1964. The game was Probe. “…the most provocative game of words since the invention of the alphabet.” So states the back of the box of Parker Brothers’ trademarked game of words.
There is room for two, three or four players with a single set, or you could combine two sets for up to eight players. This is a game of Hangman on steroids. This is a game of strategy. Parker Brothers says that played aggressively, this is a true party game for any number of people.