Trivial Pursuit Paediatric Nursing Teaching Aid

Circa 1985
A teaching aid developed by Murial Fielding, the nurse who set up the first Paediatric Nursing Course at the Women's, based on the popular board game Trivial Pursuit. The neo-natal paediatric in-service nursing course was introduced in 1973. The game consists of the original board and pieces however the cards are cut down white index cards with typed questions on one side and a blue, red, yellow, green or orange adhesive dot on the other side. The dots presumably identify the different learning themes. The cards are housed in a blue disused file box labelled "Anaemia in the first week of life".

The game includes a board, 6 playing pieces (1 x orange, 1 x green, 1 x yellow, 1 x pink, I x red, 1 x brown), 5 differently themed question cards, 33 small plastic wedges to fit into the playing pieces (6 x orange, 6 x green, 6 x yellow, 6 x pink, 6 x red, 3 x brown), and a die. According to the game rules: "The winner is the player who first returns to the hexagonal hub and correctly answers a question in a category chosen by the other players. Before attempting a game-winning question, a player must land in each of the six category headquarters and correctly answer a question".

Object detail

Paper, cardboard and plastic
7.0 x 29.0 x 23.0 cm (box)
6.0 x 10.0 cm (each) (cards)
1.5 x 3.2 cm (diam.) (pieces)
25.0 x 25.0 cm (folded board)
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