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Object ID 002175

Object Name Uncle Wiggily Game

Object Desc Board game based on a series of children's books by Howard R. Garis. Board is missing.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001683a-k

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 10

Object Date circa 1920

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Uncle Wiggily,board games,Milton Bradley Co.,boxes,Garis, Howard R.,games,

Title Uncle Wiggily Game

Description Game box with printed instructions on lid (CMY1683a) and base (CMY1683b). Game box has been taped with black tape around the cardboard. Colorful illustration of Uncle Wiggily in the forest on the top of the lid. Purple spinner (CMY1683c), 4 wooden game pieces: red, green, blue, and yellow (CMY1683d-g), and 4 decks of playing cards (CMY1683h-k); original game has a red and yellow deck, however colors are faded on the cards. Original game has a board, but it is missing in this object.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 6.5

Width 5.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements above refer to box with lid (CMY1683a-b). Cards are approx. 1.5" W x 2.5" L. Game pieces are 0.5" in diameter. Purple spinner is 3" L and .75" in diameter at base.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Milton Bradley Company

Maker Details The game of Uncle Wiggily is based off the children’s bedtime stories written by Howard R. Garis. Uncle Wiggily’s full name is Uncle Wiggily Longears and is the main character in the popular stories. Garis began writing his enduring tales in 1910 and continued writing them for next 30 years. Their popularity resulted in creating the board game of Uncle Wiggily in 1916. The game was first published by Milton Bradley. Today it is owned by Hasbro and is considered one of the classic childhood games of America. With its simple and adventurous path through the forest, the game board takes the players into the storybook land imagined and shared by Garis. Howard R. Garis created the character "Uncle Wiggily Longears" for a children's book in 1910. The game based on the children's story was first introduced by the Milton Bradley Company in 1916. Milton Bradley modified the game in 1923, 1949, and 1955.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1683a-k

Description Uncle Wiggily Game


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Game pieces and box are in fair-good condition, however the actual game board is missing making the condition poor.


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 from Hallway Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin