Neewollah Bingo

  • July 23, 2011 5:30 pm
bingo cards

A skeletal hand shows his hand

I’ve always loved Halloween, even as a child, and I recall being so excited to receive a grab bag full of games, records and toys. The one thing I kept from that gift was Monster Match, a game with several fun characters, like Morkel, a marshmallow like tree, Moon, a horned owl with rainbow-colored wings and bright blue eyes, and Neewollah, a craggy witch with an unforgettable name — Halloween spelled backwards!

The game was produced in 1983 by Design House Incorporated. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere since, so I’m really glad to have kept this throughout the years.

Making your own bingo cards with Halloween characters would be a fun activity to do at home.

This matching game is much like bingo, with different cards on which 25 haunting characters are printed. Players win by filling out their rows with buttons. When all spaces are filled either horizontally, vertically or diagonally, that player wins. Instead of numbers, players draw these characters and look to see if they are on their card.

Part of the fun for me was collecting the cards with the unique characters on them. Here’s to nostalgia.

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Monster Mash card


monster match

Players select cards for Monster Match


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  1. Barks - September 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    My sister and I had this game growing up and we loved it! We actually still have it. It think it came with a record too! 🙂 Good times.

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