Board game:Hickety Pickety A Game

Parker Brothersca. 1940

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

n 1924, Parker Brothers produced a game for very young children. Reading skills aren't necessary to play Hickety Pickety, loosely based on the classic nursery rhyme. A child places his or her colored egg in the similarly-colored nest, based on the color indicated by a simple spinner. The game predates the much later Milton Bradley game Candy Land, also for the youngest children, which operates on a similar color recognition mechanic. Hickety Pickety endured through the 1960s, at least.

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  • Title: Board game:Hickety Pickety A Game
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1940
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: chicken, egg, nest
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed cardboard, wood, metal
  • Object ID: 115.851
  • Credit Line: Gift of Joanna B.Olmsted in honor of her parents, Charles E. Olmsted and Hazel W. Olmsted.