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Object ID 001128

Object Name Skunk the Game

Object Desc A dice game containing a top and bottom box with two dice, an insert and score sheet and red, white, and blue chips.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000990a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 6

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords dice game,Skunk the Game,toys,W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co., Inc.,games,

Title Skunk the Game

Description A: is the cover of the game. It has labeling on all six sides. The top of the box states the name of the game and that it will bring laughter, thrills, etc. It is for the whole family. It also says that it is for the whole family and was made by W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co., Inc. It also has a picture of a smiling skunk. the corresponding sides all have the label of skunk. The color is yellow, red, black and white throughout the cover. The backside of the cover is the directions on how to play the game. B: is the bottom side of the game. All six sides are blank. What is contained in the bottom side of the box is all the game pieces. The insert (C) which holds the game pieces. 22 red chips, 75 white chips, and 16 blue chips. Also, two di. The insert is black with the skunk image surrounding all the holes where the game pieces sit. In the middle of the insert is a big hole which holds the score sheet (d). On the top it has two skunks and it says score sheet. Below is a table.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 11.25

Width 8.5

Depth 0.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details 7.25 inches by 4.25 inches for the score sheet. The insert is 11 inches by 8 inches. The chips diameter is .75 inches.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker W.H. Schaper MFG. Co., Inc.

Maker Details Schaper Toys, or W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co., Inc. as it was originally known, was a game and toy company founded in 1949 by William Herbert Schaper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Herb" Schaper published a variety of games but was best known for having created the children's game, Cootie. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the company operated as Schaper Toys, a subsidiary of Kusan Inc. In 1986, Schaper Toys was acquired by Tyco Toys. Cootie was the company's bestseller.In 1986, Schaper Toys was acquired by Tyco Toys, which is now a division of Mattel Inc.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY990a-d



Date JAN 5,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Edge wear along the seams of the cover of the game. It is being held together by some tape. A lot of edge wear on the insert. Also, some fading in the coloring of the game.


Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Room 1, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin