March 1963: Mouse Trap

Ideal Toy Company introduces the board game at the American Toy Fair in New York (March 11-16). The object: put together a Rube Goldberg-like apparatus to move balls through various mechanisms and cause a basket to drop over a mouse.
* From "Timeless Toys" (Tim Walsh, 2005): @
* From "Warman's 101 Greatest Baby Boomer Toys" (Marc Rich, 2005): @ 
* Entry from BoardGameGeek: @ 
* Early TV commercial: @ 
* rubegoldberg.com: @ 

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