I have this peg board game called Bamboozle. There is a deck of cards from zero to 99 to match the holes in the board. The object of the game was to get five in a row, and when you held a card in your hand you were only allowed to play it and place your peg equal to or higher than the card played.

But for the life of me, I can't remember how many cards you played with and what the rules were. Can anybody help? enter image description here

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This game has been produced over the years in a number of very slightly different versions, originally stemming from a sociological study done in the 1960s; so while I haven't been able to find the rules for this version explicitly, an almost identical version was sold under the name "Poo-Ka-Boo", which helpfully has the rules printed on the back of the box.


For a slightly different version, 5ive Straight (aka The Game of 99!) is still produced.

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    Thank you KMR I was leaning towards that end, but now I know for sure. Some of the cards were destroyed from playing, and as a result, one day I found another set in a garage sale and managed to use some cards from each deck to play again. Appreciate the help.
    – Mike
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 4:31
  • @MikeD - if you just need a deck of cards from 1-100 (or 1-99?), then you could buy 6Nimmt, "The Mind", or "The Game" (I would vote for The Mind, as it's also one of my favorite games to play without pegs...) Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 20:37

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