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Two (2) Gender Role-Based Board Games for Girls: "What Shall I Be?" and "What Shall I Wear?"

[Women's Work, Gender Roles, Board Games]

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  • Condition: Very good to fine. Extremities worn.
  • Publisher: Selchow & Richter Company
  • Location: Bay Shore, New York
  • Date: 1966-1969
  • Seller SKU: 21000539
Bay Shore, New York: Selchow & Richter Company, 1966-1969. Very good to fine. Extremities worn.. Two (2) board games for girls reinforcing gender roles and norms: "What Shall I Be?" and "What Shall I Wear?". Both were published by Selchow & Richter Company (who also produced Parcheesi) in 1966 and 1969, respectively. They include:

"What Shall I Be?" Bay Shore: Selchow & Richter Company, 1966. This board game describes itself on the box as "The exciting game of career girls" for children ages 8 to 13. Game play guides players to one of six careers: Actress, Flight Attendant, Teacher, Model, Nurse, or Princess. Not to worry, though; the instructions on the inside of the box state that this "represent[s] only a fraction of the job opportunities open to you." Contents include: one folding game board (18.5" by 18.5"); two dice; three plastic playing pieces; 16 heart-shaped tokens; 16 circle-shaped tokens; and five tokens each, totaling 30, for each of the following: Drama School, College, Airline Training School, Nursing School, Ballet School, and Charm School. Housed in original illustrated box measuring 9.5" by 19" by 1.5".

"What Shall I Wear?" Bay Shore: Selchow & Richter Company, 1969. A "fashion game for girls" teaching players the proper way to dress for different occasions including everything from surfing to prom to road rallies. Contents include: two dice; four plastic playing pieces; 21 invitation cards; 39 outfit cards, divided into sets of three (all present). Housed in original illustrated box measuring 9.5" by 19" by 1.5".

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Sheryl Jaeger
P.O. Box 415
Tolland, Connecticut 06084-2402
Phone/Text: (860) 872-7587
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