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The 1962 Haunted House game made by the IDEAL toy company is unique in many ways,
but most importantly it is one of the only board games in history that's played vertically!
The object of the game is make your way thru the haunted house, get the treasure, and escape.
Along the way you'll encounter "weird obstacles", mystery messages, trap doors, spooks behind
closed doors, and a ruby jewel in the attic.
The game includes an owl spinner that gives out a loud "HOOOT!" when you crank the lever down.
It doesn't use batteries!
A cardboard (non-hooting) owl spinner was included in a version of the game, and
another version left out the cardboard stand that displays the game and owl together.
Scroll down for the parts list and links to the rules.
eBay is the best place to find IDEAL Haunted House games and parts.
Here's a magic window into the next IDEAL Haunted House games up for bid on eBay right now!
~ IF there are any ~
You can click on the links above to quickly see each game's full descriptions and place bids.
You'll need an account on eBay to place bids, so if you don't already have an account,
click on this link to go directly to eBay's account creation page:
The Rules Pamphlet
Click here to see the cover page and back page "Secret Route" map
E-mail me about page 2
Click here to see page 3
My E-mail ID is
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A pictorial of the differences between the 1st and 2nd editions of the game.
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Another IDEAL Haunted House game fan site
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Dedicated to Dr. Shock. RIP you frog-faced fool of fright.
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