Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – 1962 Password Game

Allee Willis
Submitted by Allee Willis January 27th, 2010
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There were many versions of this game based on the popular TV series pitting two two-people teams against each other to guess words based on clues given by one teammate to another. The original show starred Allen Ludden and ran from 1961-’67 for a total of 1555 episodes. There were almost that many versions of this game as newer versions of Password having been on TV through 2009. Each version added new words except for later anniversary versions where they got lazy and used words from previous sets.

Made by Peak Productions for the Milton Bradley Company in 1962, this set is complete with two sets of password cards, two leatherette holders, a spinner and score pad.

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I love the little leatherette holders with the clear red windows with magic powers that reveal the secret word which can’t be seen if you’re just looking at the card without the case.

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The original Volume 1:

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Password, 1962, with Dick Van Dyke:

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Password,1966, featuring Angie Dickinson and her fabulous hairband:

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