Borowitz Crime Ephemera: Board and Card Games, 1958-1990
Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, June 4, 2004; Updated January 2008
1 flat oversized box, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor
Scope and Content
This collection contains board and card games with crime-related themes. The items in
this collection were donated by Albert and Helen Borowitz. See also the Borowitz
Crime Ephemera: Jack the Ripper Collection for a Ripper-related board game.
New items will be added to the collection as they are acquired.
The Dick Tracy Game. Menlo Park, California: University
Games Corporation, Walt Disney Corporation, . [Box text: "Help
Dick Tracy solve crimes, capture the colorful cast of villains and save the
city." Contents of game: game board; die; cards for Hideout Packet, Criminal,
Crime & Weapon; moving pieces; weapon spinner, Dick Tracy Cards; Hideout
Packets. Instructions included. UG 1240.]
The Watergate Scandal: A game of cover-up and deception for the whole family. American Symbolic Corporation, 1973. Card game related to the Watergate Scandal. Includes "Confidential Instructions."
Why: Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Game. Springfield,
Massachusetts: Milton Bradley, 1958. [Box text: "a fascinating game that
requires REAL THINKING PLANNING and MEMORY." Contents of game: game board;
2 dice; 4 moving pieces; 60 cards. #4845.]
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