The Game of Cootie, 20 x 16, oil on cradled board
This children's game was created by William Schaper in 1948 and sold millions in its first years. The object of the original game is to be the first player to build a "cootie" piece by piece. Body parts are acquired with a roll of the die.
The game has changed manufactures over the years but can still be purchased today.
This painting, based on a game in my personal collection, shows the original Cootie box.
What is your favorite childhood game?
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