This game includes 40 cards marked with a five-by-five array of one and two digit numbers on both sides. An additional 35 problem cards (each divisible into three parts, but undivided) show a total of 100 addition problems on one side and 100 subtraction problems on the other. Numerous red flat square markers are used in play. Players can do either subtraction problems or addition problems.
The rules are like those of bingo. A problem card is shown, players figure out the correct answer and, if the number is on their game card, cover the corresponding space. The first player to cover five spaces in a straight row - across, up-and-down, or diagonally - calls out "Quizmo." Answers are checked against the answers on the problem cards that have been used. If they are correct, the player wins the round; if not ,play continues. The first player to win a set number of rounds wins the game.
In addition to the pieces described, the game has two cards with basic addition and subtraction facts, a card with playing directions, a card listing the parts to the game, and a card listing "4 steps to mastery of basic facts." The cards also could be used as flash cards.
A mark on the cardboard box reads: QUIZMO (/) THE FUN GAME OF (/) ARITHMETIC (/) ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION; MILTON BRADLEY (/) COMPANY (/) SPRINGFIELD (/) MASSACHUSETTS. Another mark there reads: MADE IN U. S. A. Still another mark reads: COPYRIGHT 1958 BY MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY.
According to trademark records, QUIZMO as a term for a board game was first used in commerce in 1949 and registered in 1954 by Alice R. Huff of Concord, California. The trademark was renewed in 1974 and has since expired.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1960
Milton Bradley Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 cm x 28.2 cm x 15.4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 11 3/32 in x 6 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Sherman L. and Marjorie A. Naidorf
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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