Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mixies

Ed-u-Card's 1956 "Mixies" is a fun puzzle style card game where you piece together 3 cards to form a single circus figure or animal (or for something even sillier you can mix them up by putting a tiger head on a pop vendor, or a kangeroo pouch on a clown cop, etc...) Apparently, you can make "1001" combinations with the 12 different characters featured in this pack, and as an added bonus each card contains "flip movie backs" too. Of course the main reason I'm posting these is because I LOVE the brilliantly cute artwork, a perfect example of my favorite era of dynamic cartoon illustration for children's games.




























For more superb card game illustration, check my "Crazy Eights" post too!

11 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

i like Mr. Pop!

Mykal said...

Pop's my fave as well. What classic 50's stuff.

Faycin A Croud said...

I love, love, love these things! I swear, even now I could play with then for hours!

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Karswell said...

Mr. Pop is very cool indeed, but for me it's a toss up between the clown cop (aren't they all?) and the witch hatted tiger with the whip!

I also just realized I forgot to scan the back of a couple cards so you could all see a sampling of the flip movie illustrations... but maybe this will entice you to just go out and buy yourselves a pack instead.

Thanks for the comments!

Karswell said...

(you also gotta love that the Ringmaster's nose is basically a teepee.)

Mr. Cavin said...

These are all fantastic. I think I like the snake charmer best (and it really makes me wish there was a hula or belly dancing girl. Maybe in the next set!). That said, it's the pop guy I'm stealing to make a new Facebook profile icon. Um, if that's okay with you, Karswell.

Karswell said...

>it's the pop guy I'm stealing to make a new Facebook profile icon. Um, if that's okay with you, Karswell.

Steal away, Mr Stealy Pants, you know I don't care about things like that, haha... (and yes, a hula or belly dancing girl ALWAYS improves a situation.)

Donald Dale Milne said...

Beautiful photos! My brothers and I had 3 sets of these and made some really strange combinations. For more information on these and other Ed-U-Cards, check out Roadtrip-'62.

Craftypants Carol said...

oh my god i totally remember these!!! i dont think it was this specific book - but something like it. man this is cool!!!

Craftypants Carol said...

oh - what i had was a book - not cards though.