Man in the Moon


The 1901 edition of the McLoughlin Brothers catalog of books and toys included this “new and clever strategy game.” In an interesting twist, the loser of the game is crowned as “the Man in the Moon.” This game is not a thousand years old like some in the Peg Pastimes collection, but it is a good example of how games of antiquity are resurrected in more modern forms and themes. This is essentially the game of Seega with an opening taken from Yoté; both are traditional games from North Africa. McLoughlins adapted these games to their early 20th century customers, and it remains every bit as much fun as it was over a century ago.

This game can be played by 2 players ages 8 and up. One game of Man in the Moon takes about 15 Minutes to play.

Click Here to watch a video to learn how to play Man in the Moon.