Game Is Played with Live Beetles (Oct, 1937)

Game Is Played with Live Beetles

Live beetles scamper across the playing board of a new game devised by a Pasadena, Calif., inventor. At the start, the beetles are released from a corral in the center of the board, which is surrounded by a three-inch transparent fence. Four cages in the form of celluloid cylinders are raised or lowered by players who operate levers under the table. Scoring is based on the number of beetles trapped in the cylinder by each of the players.

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  1. MAKE: Blog says: December 9, 20061:08 pm

    Game played with live beetles, auto camera to catch thieves and milk bricks as fuel……

    Some good ones from Modern Mechanix… This game featured in Popular Science 1937 didn’t catch on… – Link. Homemade auto-camera catches thief, Popular Science 1940 – Link. Milk powered, Modern Mechanix 1938 – Link…….

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  3. Vozpit says: February 11, 20088:41 pm

    Back then, the hippos were hungry for beetles.

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