C. Carey Cloud created the Cat and Mice Game for Cracker Jack in 1941. Measuring 8 inches long, and 1
⅞ inches wide,
it is printed with red and green ink.
Fun Fact: There is a green mouse on the red disc, and a red mouse on the green disc. When red and green inks are combined, they create brown. It's a very clever way to only use two colors to create three different colors. The cat's fur is also brown.
To play, simple tear off the instructions, at the perforation. Bend the top back, on the Fold Here marks, near the cat's ears. Lift the cat's tongue, to make room for the mice, then place it on a flat surface. Punch out the two discs with the mice on them. Then place one of the mice on the start circle. Using your index finger, flick the mouse into the cat's mouth. An alternative way to play, hold the Cat and Mice Game down with your fingers, and attempt to blow the mouse into the cat's mouth.
Directions printed on the game: Push up mouth first. Then, press out mice. Lay one at a time on red starting spot, flick with finger and see if you can make it slide into cat's mouth.
Copyright 1941, Cloudcrest Chicago