Is Mouse Trap a Rube Goldberg machine?
Mouse Trap (originally Mouse Trap Game) is a board game first published by Ideal in 1963 for two to four players. Over the course of the game, players at first cooperate to build a working Rube Goldberg-like mouse trap.
Who invented the game Mouse Trap?
Rube GoldbergMouse Trap was inspired by Rube Goldberg. When toy design firm owner Marvin Glass wanted to create a three-dimensional board game inspired by Goldberg that could be built vertically, he turned to employees Gordon Barlow and Burt Meyer. The two conceived the Mouse Trap concept and had it ready for the 1963 Toy Fair.
What happens when you get trapped in mouse trap?
Any Cheese pieces held by the captured player must be turned over to you. If the trap fails to capture the mouse, the opposing player immediately moves his or her mouse to the Safe space. If more than one mouse is on the Cheese Wheel space, they may all be captured (or missed) together.
How do you beat the mousetrap game?
SAFE SPACE: When an opponent's mouse is on the Safe space (located on The Loop), you cannot try to move that mouse onto the Cheese Wheel space. If your mouse is the last one left uncaptured on the gameboard, you win! Once the Mouse Trap is complete, use it to try to capture your opponents' mice.