This is a well presented word game based on the detailed rules which are clearly stated in the Rules booklet. The booklet includes details on how to arrange a successful Lexicon drive. Copyright John Waddington Ltd.
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The large pieces of the jigsaw contain information on magic history and magic tricks. They are used to play a rather complicated game before being assembled into the complete jigsaw. Imported to the UK by The WorksStores Ltd, Sutton Coldfield, England.
Clackers come under a variety of names. The toy has two plastic balls joined by a string with a ring in the center of the string. To use the toy, you put your finger through the ring so that the two balls hang down. By pulling on the string in the right way it is possible to get the balls to tap (or clack) together. With the correct hand movement the balls can clack faster and faster, and louder and louder, until they meet not just at the bottom, but also right at the top above your hand. The toy ended up with a bad press because there were incidents when the clacking balls broke apart so creating a safety hazard.
This brass top was made by Rocky Chiaro who is well known for making original mechanical puzzles in brass.
By flexing the shape a large number of different designs can be made. The brass is decorated with small glass beads.
In total there are 120 Trivial Pursuit questions. Made by Paladon Products Ltd, Shoreham By Sea, BN43 6NZ, United Kingdom under licence from Hasbro.
The box contains cards and an instruction booklet. Made in Belgium by Carta Mundi. www.cartamundi.com.
The Directions explain that for Kings you simply mark the pegs with chalk or crayon. The packaging says ‘Empire made’, meaning Hong Kong.
This is a simple but cleverly designed game. There is a cardboard disk which rattles around inside the outer case. When the game is tilted, the disk appears in the middle of the numbered circle. The pointer on the disk will show the player’s ‘selected’ number. Any number of rules could be used – for example the person with the highest number wins. Made in Germany. There is a sample number 55/A on the back of the game but the manufacturer is not known.
These amusing characters were made in Hong Kong. The four red feet and legs can independently swing backwards and forwards. If you pull the figures along by the string they will waddle along, so long as the surface they are on is not too slippery. The figures are also happy to waddle down an incline. It is likely that originally there was a ball on the end of the string. If this was placed over the edge of a table, as the ball dropped, it provided enough pull for the figures to waddle towards the edge.
Santa is attached to a nylon cord. When you repeatedly stretch and relax the cord you can watch Santa climbing up to the top. The high quality wooden Kletterfigur (Climbing figure) was made by a small company in Seiffen which is in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. www.Firma-Ulbricht.de.
This is a well made game by Lagoon Games. It is for two players and the rules may be found in the instructions if you View Details.