(Milton Bradley - 1977)
The Superstition boardgame came out in 1977, and by all appearances, was the sequel to the awesome Which Witch board game. Not only was the artwork strikingly similar, but it used the exact same boy and girl pawns in the game. The gameplay had the same suspenseful feel with the four superstition traps instead of the four-way chimney drop traps in Which Witch. There is even a tip-of-the-hat to the whammy ball, as the superstitions the players can use to block the progress of another player is called a whammy in the game.
The object of the game was to get to the coffin shaped Wizard's Tomb to pick up a charm token and a whammy curse then get back to your starting spot. But to do so, you had to navigate through four cool looking, rubberband powered, superstition traps. This makes for a squealing good time complete with lots of surreptitious giggles!
The traps themselves were a lot of fun. There were many superstitions represented like walking under ladders and breaking a mirror. The traps were sprung by pulling one of two pegs from the trap... if you chose the long peg the trap is sprung and you get sent back on the gameboard. However, if you chose the short peg, then the trap doesn't go off and you are allowed to proceed in your quest. In either case, the person that pulled a peg from the trap gets to secretly reset it so nobody else knows which peg will set it off.
Once you got to the Wizard's tomb in the middle, you got to chose a whammy and a charm from the coffin, keeping your charm a secret to use against a whammy blocking your path later. At any time on any of your turns you could place your whammy on the path to block an opponent from progressing. But he has a 25% chance of having a charm to allow him to bypass your whammy!
Specifications for the Superstition Game
Basic specifications for the Superstition board game are listed below.
Suggested Age Range:
7 - 14
18"L(457mm) x 18"W(457mm)
19"L(483mm) x 9-1/2"W(241mm) x 1-1/2"D(39mm)
My Superstition Collection
These are the Milton Bradley Superstition board game items that I currently have in my personal vintage gaming collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Superstition items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Factory Sealed Milton Bradley Superstition Game (x1)
Boxed Milton Bradley Superstition Game (x2)
Yellow Girl Pawn (x1)
Superstition Items Wanted
I will buy your Superstition items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed Milton Bradley Superstition Game
Boy or Girl Pawns
Any other parts...
Superstition Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Superstition board game items that I currently have for sale/trade from my personal vintage gaming collection. CONTACT ME
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KnyteOwl | Aug 03, 2013 1:24pm
Unfortunately, I don't have any parts I can offer you, but I thought I would let you know I have seen Superstition games being parted out on ebay, and there is one currently available as a parts game. Also, there is a Which Witch fan website which offers replacement parts, and since this game uses the same pawns as Which Witch, you can find yours there.
lea422 | Aug 03, 2012 5:41pm
i had this game when i was a kid.it was awesome