Skunk is the “exciting dice game for the whole family” according to the promotional statement on the game’s cover. Produced and distributed in 1953 by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, Inc., (the same game company that has brought us Cootie throughout the years) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides tons of thrills, excitement, laughter and suspense.
The object of this dice game is to be the first player to accumulate a score of 100 points. Beware, though: the appearance of a skunk on a roll of the dice causes that player to lose all points.
Though both dice, all the colored chips (white, red and blue) and the score cards are present, making the game complete, the game's box top is in a “stressed” condition. The cover art remains bright, but the box has taped corners and edges, numerous frayed edges and loose side panels. The game instructions on the inside of the box cover have been marked with various colored inks. The printed image of the skunk on one of the dice is all but rubbed off. (Please view accompanying photographs to note condition issues.)
The dice game Skunk would certainly be a fun game for an evening of family entertainment. It would also make a great find for a collector of vintage games and toys. If that’s you, don’t be skunked, buy Skunk!