Over the years I have managed to come across several games from the 1950s and 1960s. Today, I would like to share two of them with you, both from Milton Bradley.
First up is the game Rack-o, which is dated 1961 inside the box. I have played this game a few times, and I actually enjoy it. For two to four players, it challenges the player to get 10 cards in numerical order. It takes some concentration to make sure that you make the right moves at the right time to be able to win. According to Wikipedia, the game is still being produced, and celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2006. You can see the whole Wikipedia article here.
Next up is the Game of the States. The date on the box for this one is 1960. I purchased this one a couple of months ago at an estate auction, and have never played it. In fact, the first time I opened the box was to take these pictures. It looks to be in very good shape, with all pieces present. The object of the game, according to the instructions is "to buy a product in one State, and haul it on a Truck to another State where you try to sell it at a profit." This game is also for two to four players. I did a quick search for it online, and while I did not find a Wikipedia page for it, I did find an online retailer selling the game new, so it might still be in production. A quick search of the Hasbro website, which owns Milton Bradley, did not list either Rack-o or Game of the States, however.