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One of the earliest Wizard of Oz games was produced by Parker Brothers in 1921. In 1939, Whitmans company produced the Wizard of Oz game that was sold at that time in "Five-and-Dime" stores. In 1940 the Wizard of Oz Game was produced by Castell Brothers Ltd. of London. Finally, in 1957 E.E Fairchilds produced another edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz game.

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Wogglebug Game, 1905, Parker Brother. Sold 1/20/17
The Wogglebug Game of Conundrums. Parker Brother 1905. Complete set of 51 gray Conundrum cards and 512 buff-colored Answer cards with one page "Rules for playing The Woggle Bug Game" and Parker Bros flyer for two other card games Pit and Block. Within the original chromolithographed box. Condition: Box faded, missing a small portion 1/2 inch of of the cardboard from outside. Cards unbent and all present.
The earliest toy associated with OZ and one of the rarest examples of Oziana. The "What did the Woggle-Bug Say? Contest made this Oz character a household name and inspired all kind of novelties. The Wogglebug Game of Comundrums may have been an unauthorized use of Baums highly magnified insect as neither Baum nor his book The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) is mentioned anywhere on this game.

I have read somewhere that there is only 6 known game in existence. Last identical game sold in 2008 in New York auction for $4400.

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Wonderful Game of Oz, 1921, Parker Brother.
1921 by Parker Brother. Very rare game. With original two-part box (19½x10x2") with full-size color pictorial label on top. Board and box dated 1921. Brown wooden dice cup; six wooden dice or "turnings" (each spelling on the sides the word W-I-Z-A-R-D); Complete game with reverse fold chromolithograph game board; Board dated 1921. 8-page rule booklet with color pictorial wrappers; rule booklet dated 1922. Brown wooden dice cup; six wooden dice or "turnings" (each spelling on the sides the word W-I-Z-A-R-D); subsequent editions replaced the Oz characters with plain colored wood playing pieces. Four pewter figurines representing Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as playing pieces

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Wonderful Game of Oz, 1921, Parker Brother. SOld 8/14/2011
1921 by Parker Brother. Very rare game. With original two-part box (19½x10x2") with full-size color pictorial label on top. Board and box dated 1921. Brown wooden dice cup; six wooden dice or "turnings" (each spelling on the sides the word W-I-Z-A-R-D); Complete game with reverse fold chromolithograph game board; Board dated 1921. 8-page rule booklet with color pictorial wrappers; rule booklet dated 1922. Brown wooden dice cup; six wooden dice or "turnings" (each spelling on the sides the word W-I-Z-A-R-D); subsequent editions replaced the Oz characters with plain colored wood playing pieces. Four pewter figurines representing Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as playing pieces

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Sci Fi Tin Man Boardgame - Rare. Only few exist and was given to contestant winners.
Sci Fi channel Tin Man series boardgame. THis game was given to two contestand in 2007. Both winners received a custom made board game and comic book from the Sci Fi channel original mini-series “Tin Man”. Quality construction with leather and velvet. Additional information about this game can be found http://www.wildbluffmedia.com/2007/12/24/contest-sci-fi-tin-man-boardgame-winners

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Wizard of Oz game, 1939, Whitman Publishing CO.
This is a "must have game" for the serious The Wizard of Oz fan to add to your collection or to give as a gift. It is entitled, "The Game of The Oz". It was published in 1939, the year the movie was released. It was "based on the motion picture", produced and released by Loew's Inc, with a copyright of 1939. It was produced by Whitman Publishing.

This delightful game has a beautiful litho board that shows all of your favorite Oz characters including Dorothy, the Scarecrow, The Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Flying Monkeys and the Wicked Witch. The board is a soft board and is in very good condition with minimal wear. There is one very light soiled spot as seen in the pictures. It measures approximately 18 1/2 by 13 inches.

The box has some damage as seen in the pictures including some moisture damage and a busted end. The box measures approximately 13 1/4 by 7 inches.

This is a wonderful early The Wizard of Oz game that does not show up for sale very often in any condition. The board would look great framed.

This game comes from the extensive collection of famous game collector Alex G. Malloy (He's written several books on games. Check him out on Amazon).

It is mentioned In wizard of oz Collectors treasury reference book on page 134.

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Wizard of Oz game. Fairchild Co. 1957
From 1957, The All Fair board game of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This one is used with the most wear affecting the spinner with severe rubbed away graphic in the circular pattern of the spinning action. The 4 wooden play marker pieces are here and 31 of the 32 playing cards are present. The cards do show some fading and handling wear. Please see photos and ask questions in advance. The original directions have some folds and wrinkling. Interestingly the opposite side of the directions tell the Original story of the Wizard of Oz and do it on one page. The game box is in a condition I'd call fair and repaired. The front long side panel was glued back on and shows seam and corner damage plus seam wear around the box. The plain insert is inside. The game board is bowed to the middle and has creasing and splotchy bright areas which appear to be from age and or storage. The top is mostly flat, glossy and colorful. Despite its flaws and wear this game can display well. It is intended for an adult collector to display and no longer recommended for children of any age to play with. Game measures approximately 8 1/2 X 16 1/2 X 1 1/4 inches.

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Wonderful Game of Oz, 1921, Parker Brother. SOld 1/25/2011
1921 by Parker Brother. Very rare game. Board dated 1921. Four wood playing pieces representing Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as playing pieces, Instructions and brown wooden cup

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Wizard of Oz game. Shrink wrap. Fairchild Co. 1957
Wizard of Oz game. Shrink wrap. Fairchild Co. Made in 1957.
Rochester, N.Y.: E. E. Fairchild Corp., 1957. (Box 215 x 420 mm). Folded color lithographed Playing Board of the Land of Oz with four wooden playing pieces, 32 Magic Cards, Color Move Spinner and rule sheet. Unauthorized board game that was released after the famous children's book entered the public domain. Based on Baum's story rather than the MGM movie, it includes many characters not in the film - the Stork, Mouse Queen, China Dolls [sic], Hammerheads, Animal Kingdom and Monster [Giant Spider] - and was designed for children 7 to12 years old.

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Wonderful Game of Oz, 1921, Parker Brother ( Board only)
1921 by Parker Brother. Very rare game with full-size color pictorial label on top. Board and box dated 1921.

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Wizard of Oz game, 1939, Whitman Publishing CO.

Board only. Missing dice and pieces. In Collectors treasury reference book page 134.

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Off to see the Wizard 1968, Metro Goodwin
Off to see the Wizard 1968, Metro Goodwin. Board, few pieces, 2 dice and box

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Wizard of Oz game, 1957, printed by FAIRCHILD. Sold 1/25/2011
THIS IS A RARE VINTAGE ORIGINAL DATED 1957 THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ E.E. FAIRCHILD ALL FAIR BOARD GAME IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX. THE GAME IS NOT COMPLETE AS IT IS MISSING SOME GAME PIECES. THE GAME CONTAINS: ORIGINAL BOX, GAME BOARD, INSTRUCTIONS SHEET, AND SPINNER. THE GAME BOARD AND SPINNER ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL BOX HAS SOME SHELF WEAR WITH CORNER SPLITS AND SOME EDGE WEAR. THE GAME BOX MEASURES 16 1/2" WIDE BY 8 1/2" LONG AND THE GAME BOARD MEASURES 16 1/2" TALL BY 16 1/4" WIDE.

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