Board game:Peanuts Pursuit of Happiness Game


The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Charles Shultz's "Peanuts" comic strip, considered the most successful comic strip of all time, inspired many books and much merchandise over the years of its publication from 1950 to 2000. Shultz himself penned "Happiness is a Warm Puppy," a compliation of simple, childlike quotes about what happiness is, in 1962. The book itself and many of the phrases became quite popular and inspired at least one song, "Happiness Is," and a board game in 1965. The Peanuts Pursuit of Happiness Game allows players to complete spelling the word "Happiness" as they move around a board and uncover cards with similar happy definitions printed. Players take on the role of one of the beloved strip characters. A group of sisters in Madison, New Jersey played with this game as they grew up.

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  • Title: Board game:Peanuts Pursuit of Happiness Game
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Subject Keywords: Peanuts, Charlie Brown
  • Type: Board Games
  • Rights: United Feature Syndicate
  • Medium: printed paper, vinyl
  • Object ID: 111.6934
  • Credit Line: Gift of Anne W. Katlic in honor of the John and Anne S. White family