Based on the cartoon series of the same name, the Underdog Game was produced and released by the Milton Bradley Company in 1964. Underdog was an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills and continued in syndication until 1973 (although production of new episodes ceased in 1967), for a run of 124 episodes. Underdog, Shoeshine Boy’s heroic alter ego, appeared whenever love interest Sweet Polly Purebred was being victimized by such villains as Simon Bar Sinister or Riff Raff. Underdog nearly always spoke in rhyming couplets, as in "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!" His voice was supplied by actor Wally Cox.
The object of the Underdog Game is to collect the most cards while moving around the game board, which is vividly colored, depicting the various characters of the cartoon series. The board itself, though, bows slightly outward.
The game also includes 23 character cards with the images drawn in black. The cards are a bit yellowed with age but are free of frayed edges. A couple of cards are creased. The game pieces and die are in great condition.
The game box top has a colorful cartoon image, which remains bright though the white of the box is a bit yellowed. In addition, the box cover has one rough frayed edge along its top margin, and the initials “MN” has been written in ink by the “O” in underdog. See accompanying photographs for condition issues.
The Underdog Game makes for an evening of fun family entertainment, especially those families with younger children. For collectors of vintage game and toys or of mid-century TV cartoon series such as Underdog, this board game is a great find!
Note: As part of the Spring Treasures Sale, the purchase of the Underdog Game comes with a free $15 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.
Note: As part of our End of Winter Sale, purchase of the Underdog Board Game comes with a free $15 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.