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Board game:Allan Sherman's Camp Granada Game

Milton Bradley Company1965

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Best known in the games industry for his 1960 design of The Game of Life for Milton Bradley, inventor Reuben B. Klamer designed many other games and other toys during his long career. One clever example is the 1965 game Allan Sherman's Camp Granada Game. Sherman, who made his name both in television and along the so-called "borscht belt," had a major hit with his 1963 song parody, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." The song describes a boy's troubles attending summer camp at the fictional Camp Grenada. The popularity of the song inspired Milton Bradley's 1965 board game. The firm contracted with Klamer, already a well-known game inventor and designer, to envision the game. The result is a clever race-type game with the added novelty of a rickety plastic bus which can "break down" at any time during the game, sending the player back to "the rotten camp," instead of home.

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  • Title: Board game:Allan Sherman's Camp Granada Game
  • Creator: Milton Bradley Company
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Subject Keywords: Allan Sherman, Camp Granada
  • Type: Board Games, Entertainment and Music
  • Medium: printed cardboard, plastic, paper
  • Designer: Reuben B. Klamer

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