New York: Kangaroo Corporation; Gray Lith. Co., 1915. A large laughing female kangaroo with a joey in her pouch who says "Be Happy at Home!" to another young kangaroo asking "Why such joy?" decorates the triangular box lid of this amusing bright orange and purple 1915 peg board game. The playing board itself is framed with the text, "You can't be blue if you KANGAROO.... No trouble troubles you."
The unusual triangular box features three kangaroos on the top lid, with edges decorated with horse shoes and shamrocks on a purple ground. The instructions are printed on the under side of the top lid, including the offer of a $500 reward. The Kangaroo Corporation offered the prize for any correct solution to the game, which involves landing the King in Goal No. 14. "The above prize to be awarded January 15, 1916."
25 numbered holes on the board, with 12 small wooden pegs. The object of the game was to jump holes so that only the King remained in hole number 14, in the manner of Chinese checkers.
Each side of the triangular box measures 9 1/4". The box printed by Gray Lith. Co. N.Y.;1915 copyright by the Kangaroo Corporation. The top lid with little scratch in the lower edge, corners repaired with sticky tape. Previous owner signature verso of lower box. The board interior with color more vivid, just a bit of wear around numbered peg holes. Not found on Trove. Item #20568