"The Whirl-O Hallowe'en and Fortune Stunt Game is one of the latest, liveliest, and most complete games for Hallowe'en Parties". That's a pretty tall claim. This fun wheel is 7 by 9 inches. The little disk in the center is 2.75 inches across. It's in pretty good shape, but I don't know the age. I'm guessing 1930s. What do you think? It was copyrighted by The Beistle Company. And guess what? They're still around! The company was formed 116 years ago and is the oldest and largest manufacturer of party goods in the United States.
You've got fortunes on one side and wacky stunts on the other.
Spin like a top till you have to stop.
Hopefully, this stunt is performed before the candy orgy begins.
The instructions for this game seem to have been written by an attorney:
The announcer will now spin the cardboard spinner, which simultaneously causes the metal spinner to revolve also. . . . Having called out that number, the couple bearing that number should raise their hand and then their fortunes for that number, will be read, being those of corresponding number for the girl and for the boy printed alone. It will be observed also that black arrow on the cardboard spinner will also be pointing to either a cat or a witch. . . .
Sheesh. I do love some of these fortunes:
Brush your teeth and wash your face
And you'll be welcomed any place.
In spite of all your hopes and wishes
You'll spend your lifetime washing dishes.
Needless to say, the fortunes for the boys feature professions while the girls' fortunes run along romantic lines.
I guess this would have been a fun little game to play at the type of children's parties where the boys have to wear suits and bow ties and the girls wear plaid dresses and patent leather shoes.