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SPUD MAGOO

THIS IS A GAME WHICH MANY PEOPLE CAN PLAY. IT IS A GAME PLAYED
IN A CAR WHILE TRAVELING. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO BE THE FIRST
PLAYER TO GET TO FIVE HUNDRED POINTS. TO GET YOUR POINTS YOU HAVE
TO SPOT VOLKSWAGON BUGS. FOR EACH BUG YOU SPOT YOU RECEIVE FIFTY
POINTS. IF YOU HAPPEN TO SPOT A RED BUG YOU RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED
POINTS. WHEN YOU SPOT A FIFTY POINT BUG YOU SAY THE WORD SPUD AND
IF YOU ARE THE FIRST ONE IN THE CAR TO SAY SPUD YOU WILL GET THE
POINTS. IF YOU SEE A RED BUG YOU SAY SPUD MAGOO AND BE THE FIRST
ONE TO DO SO TO GET THE ONE HUNDRED POINTS.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME WAS POPULAR WHEN BUGS WERE A POPULAR CAR. A BUG IS A
TYPE OF VOLKSWAGON. FOR A VARIATION YOU CAN USE ANOTHER TYPE OF CAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.500

Date learned: 00001970S

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