halloween-comethHey, Bone Daddys & Halloween Kittens! Did you know the Tiki Scene was so hip in the 50’s & 60’s that Ideal Manufacturing came up with a board game with a Tiki-VooDoo Theme??? Dig it, from 1964,

MYSTIC SKULLmystic-skull-game-box
…with the mysterious moving skull!

Ohhhhh man! This is one of my all time favorites. The graphics on the box are kookie, a little scary, and wreak of mod-tiki art from the middle of the last century. The game itself is as krazy as it looks, too, with VooDoo dolls, pins, a couldron and of course the MYSTERIOUS MOVING SKULL.

cimg1756 I had one of these when I was a kid back in the 70’s. Always loved the box. When I was 32 and we were moving to Florida, I decided to sell it (couldn’t take everything with me). I remember I paid $.100 for it around 1977. I sold if for $40 before moving. When I got to Florida, I missed it so much I started looking for a replacement. I found one on eBay a year later for $15, and scooped it up. That’s the one you see here.


The Skull hangs from a mysterious plastic branch that sticks out of the couldron. When it’s your turn, you stir the couldron with a bone, and the skull mysteriously begins to shake, rattle and roll like krazy! Old Bone Head decides your fate as you encounter snakes, spiders, shrunken heads, and of course ZOMBIES! I tell ya, just checking out the graphics of this game will transport you back to the days when life was game and games looked like they were made by the same kats who drew Mr. Magoo. So if you dig Tiki, try to get your hands on a MYSTIC SKULL Game. There’s a couple of em on eBay right now..but mine ain’t for sale, baby!



  1. Thanks for creating this page. I see no one has posted on it in a while. I own 2 of these games but the cauldron doesn’t turn well when the bone is used. It’s very sticky so you have to use your hand which defeats the spell chanting part!I actually took my game apart to see if I could repair it with little luck.
    Can you provide a video of your cauldron in action?

    1. Hello! Mine has been up on a shelf for a lot of years, not sure if it will work right (I think it’s a rubberband that moves it, right?). I’ll try to see if it works and get a video of it if it does.

  2. the poppets are made, the cursed token (glass gumdrops) are aquired, now safely in a ju ju bag.
    All we need now is to know the take and receive on a zombie token. Is thier a way to send you a pick of the final product?

    p.s. if you were able to up load a pic of the game board, top down would be great. as the one i made is kind of slanted via the pic.

    may the power of the treat tiki be with you always.

    1. I got a pick of the zombie tokens. 10 take 8 remove. almost everything is made now for the game. may the great tiki be praised daddy-o

  3. can you make the rules avaliable and a clear large pic of the spinner. I would love to have this for our tiki chilie party this 4th of july. We will make our own if we can get those two thing. I could not believe it, the game is $100 plus on ebay this is crazy man. board game geek does not have a rules nor rules review. Thanks, john

    p.s. did you know that if you have a leaky tiki you sould go see a doctor. yup, a witch docter. snicker.

    1. I found a pretty good pic of the game board. But, still need the rules big daddy.
      I have sound the take and remove for all the tokens except the ZOMBIE. could you please tell me daddy-o. thanks

    2. I found a pretty good pic of the game board. But, still need the rules big daddy.
      I have found the take and remove for all the tokens except the ZOMBIE. could you please tell me daddy-o. thanks

    3. Heh heh…a witch doctor…

      Sure, I’ll get you some pix in the next couple of days. It sure is crazy how the prices have gone up, but sometimes if you’re lucky you’ll find one cheap. Although putting your own together is fun too!

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