“Though as old as the Andes. I am as modern as Time. I stand for joy, laughter — and speed. I stimulate the mind to alertness, quicken the eye, and train the hand to swiftness, that success may come to my adherents. I am the Spirit of the game SPOOF!” And so begins the tale of the origins of this card game, borrowed from the ancient Incas and redesigned and manufactured by the Milton Bradley Company in 1918.
Spoof: The Cheer-Up Game presents two very simple tasks for its players: 1) get four cards of one kind, making a “book,” and 2) acquire one of the batons before they have all been grabbed by opposing players. Simple, but not so easy to achieve.
The game is in overall great antique condition. The box cover graphics are vivid and bright, decorated with images of Inca warriors and a fleeing deer. Both the cover and bottom of the box show minimal shelf wear. The cards and instructions are also in great condition, as are the batons. All items are in pristine condition for a game almost 100 years old.
Spoof: The Cheer-Up Game promises hours of challenging family entertainment. It would make for a great gift for a special occasion, such as a birthday. For those who collect vintage toys and games or those produced by Milton Bradley specifically, then this delightful card game is a really wonderful addition to such collections.