Halloween has crept up upon me and I'm a day late in showcasing the three Halloween themed wheels we have. So today I'll feature two of them.
One is not really a volvelle; it only has one disk. But I think you'll agree that it's a delightful one. The "Ask the Pumpkin" game is 8 inches in diameter and the teeny, tiny copyright date is 1938. It was produced by General Mills. This is a knockout wheel, don't you think? The colors are great. I'm a sucker for blue and orange. I love all the illustrations of witches, owls and Jack o' Lanterns. Fun games are described on the "What Shall We Play?" side. Consider the Sailboat Race, which doesn't sound like it would be very successful:
Hostess provides little cornucopias made from writing paper pinned to form a cone. Into each of these thread a piece of string, long enough to reach across the room. Strings are tied tightly, parallel, while players line up to race the "boats". At signal, players blow hard as possible into the cones and first "boat" to reach other side wins race.
The second wheel today is the "Stunt Hallowe'en Quiz" game. It measures 8.5 by 9 inches and is in pretty decent shape. There is no date noted. Once again, I love the little wavy-edged wheel! And I do like it that the cat is wearing spats on his bare feet. The answers are a bit daffy. "Pretend to be eating a hot dog. If someone barks, the answer is yes" or "Dance in stocking feet. If no one leaves the room the answer is yes."
This one seems a bit limited. I think I like the other one a bit better. Tune in tomorrow for the Whirl-O!