Electronic Detective by Ideal (1979)
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Electronic Detective - The Computerized Who-Done-It Game
Publisher: Ideal, 1979
|Table Game||Family||2 to 6||10+ Years||No dice||No|
In our view, the best electronically-moderated game before the home computer explosion. Electronic Detective is an electronic Cluedo - but arguably better. There are more characters (20), more clues (and alibis), more suspects and more permutations (130,000 compared to Cluedo's 324). The victim is randomly chosen from the characters leaving 19 suspects for each player to question.
Seeing the tiny digits on the LED display takes you right back to the 1970s when similar segmented displays were used for first generation calculators and digital watches. If your after 70s nostalgia this game will deliver. And if you are a collector this is probably the one electronic game you need to have in your collection.
Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included).
The Condition of the Game For Sale
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The game is complete - everything listed in the contents is in the box
The contents are in excellent condition
The unit is in full working order (all keys and inputs tested; battery compartment clean with no corrosion; unit is clean and unmarked with all four rubber feet). Full pad of double-sided Case Fact Sheets. Cards bright and uncreased.
The box is in fair condition
The box has been taped in several places, including two corners. There are some tears and repairs to side panels. Internal cardboard inlay - very good.
The Mailing Costs for Electronic Detective
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Delivery Within Mainland UK is £5.75
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Buyers Guide To Electronic Detective
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Information about Ideal
The Ideal Novelty and Toy Company was founded in New York in 1907 by Morris and Rose Michtom after they had invented the Teddy bear in 1903. The company changed its name to Ideal Toy Company in 1938. After a series of ownership changes during the 1980s and 90s the company ended up in the hands of Mattel.
The company is best known for its highly original action games such as Battling Gladiators, King Kong, Rubik's Race and Tank Command. It also published some collectable board games such as Abandon Ship, Concorde Game and Electronic Detective.
Electronic Detective by Ideal (1979)
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