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Toys and Games ➔ Game, Operation

Identifier:
2018.25.104
Description:
Operation is an electronic board game that tests each players' steadiness and hand-eye coordination.  The game was invented by John Spinello as a school assignment while he was a student at the University of Illinois. When the game reached Milton Bradley it maintained the original core concept but was redesigned to the game we have come to know and love. Milton Bradley released the game in 1965 featuring Cavity Sam with his light up red nose and many ailments; Bread Basket, Butterflies in the Stomach, Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone, Spare Ribs, Funny Bone, Water on the Knee, Charley Horse, Adam's Apple, Writer's Cramp, Wish Bone, Wrenched Ankle, and Broken Heart.
Date:
1965
Source:
Museum Purchase
Currently:
On Exhibit
Links:
https://www.classicgamesandpuzzles.com/Operation.html
Exhibits/Programs
Toys! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.

Toys! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.
Maker/Donor
Milton Bradley Company