This item sold on August 23, 2012.
This fantastic deck of cards comes complete with the original box, insert card listing other card games by Aarco, and all forty cards in excellent condition. There are five cards featuring each of these classic cartoon space images. The cards include the little boy Pilot, the little girl Co-Pilot, The two of them flying their Space Ship, a Space Scanner, Control Panel, Landing Tower, Space Chart, and Blast Off. Please note that there is no Rule Card included. The rules are very simple and listed below.
There are some very small issues on a few cards, but nearly all of them are bright, glossy, and spotlessly clean and have no edge wear.
The text on the box says:
Space O, A New Space Game for Boys and Girls
Man you rocket ship –
Set your instruments –
Start your countdown!
Play today this fast, exciting, new
game of tomorrow’s space age!
A game you’ve never played before
40 Colorful cards and Rule Card
For Boys and Girls from 4 to 10
…and just about everybody.
A special message to parents:
Play-Mor games were developed, in consultation with child guidance specialists, to teach while they entertain.
Aarco Playing Card Co.
Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto
Printed in USA
The back of each card contains a great image in its own right! They depict a blue and white printed collection of five stylized Rocket Ships and Flying Saucers in flight and have the Aarco Playing Card logo, which is an oval with the letter A and two winged child pixies.
The cards measure 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.
Depending on how many players, use that same number of sets of cards, then deal out 8 or 9 cards to each player (the number of cards will not be equal for all players) and begin passing one unwanted card per turn to the left. (In the two-player game, the players can discard and draw in addition to passing back and forth.) The first player to get a full set of one of each type of card and yell "Space O" wins the game.
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