The vintage MAD Magazine Card Game was produced and released by Parker Brothers in 1979. The game is based on the American humor magazine founded in 1952 by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines. Launched initially as a comic book, it eventually became a magazine.
The magazine is the last surviving title from the EC Comics line, offering satire on all aspects of life and popular culture, politics, entertainment, and public figures. Its format is divided into a number of recurring segments such as TV and movie parodies, as well as freeform articles. MAD Magazine’s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is typically the focal point of the magazine’s cover, with his face often replacing that of a celebrity or character who is lampooned within the issue. As of January 2017, the magazine has published 544 regular issues, as well as hundreds of reprinted “Specials,” original material paperbacks, compilation books and other projects.
This card game is in good vintage condition. The box top is colorfully illustrated, though it does have some spots and age marks, as does the box bottom. The instruction sheet is also in good condition, though spotted in placed and a bit yellowed with age. The plastic red tray that holds the playing cards is in great shape. The 76 playing cards have fun illustrations of Alfred E. Neuman, and the cards are in great condition, void of tears, creases, and frayed edges. Four blank-faced cards are also included in the deck. Please review the accompanying photographs to review the condition of the card game.
For those who enjoy an evening of zany and bizarre entertainment with family and friends, the Mad Magazine Card Game will keep the crew laughing for hours. For collectors of vintage games and toys, and especially for devotees of Mad Magazine, this delirious card game will make for a fun addition to such collections.