Libby Adventure Map OG Adventure Game
|Dinosaurs? Yes, apparently the radio show added dinosaurs to the cave boy's adventures, although such anachronisms don't appear in the books. The radio show also seems to have replaced Og and Ru's young sidekick Tao with a girl, Nada... for romantic interest?.|
Here is the statuette of Og for which you asked. We know you'll be pleased with it.
This statuette of Og is the first of a whole line that you can get -- statuettes of Nada, Big Tooth, Ru, and so on -- all the characters who take part in "Og, Son of Fire."
Think how grand it will be to have all of them -- standing in line on your radio, or on the bureau or desk in your room! Listen carefully to the announcements following the "Og, Son of Fire" programs; in just a short time you will hear Truman Bradley telling you how you can get a statuette of Nada.
But really -- these statuettes, attractive as they are, hardly compare with the other wonderful things Libby is offering to boys and girls and mothers. Libby's big free Gift Book shows over 300 marvelous presents -- and you can get any of them or as many as you want, without cost.
Full information about this marvelous offer is given in Libby's Gift Book. If you haven't already sent for a copy, do it today! Just print your name and address plainly- on the back of a one cent government postcard, and mail it to Libby, McNeill & Libby, Chicago, Illinois. You'll receive your own personal copy of the Gift Book immediately.
Listen for announcements of more statuettes.
Yours for the things you want,
Libby, McNeill & Libby
The Og statuette was released first, followed by Nada, Big Tooth, and then Ru.
Rex also came in a cannister, but 3-horn was delivered in a small box...
newspaper clipping (unknown source, date):
"All six Libby's Lincoln Logs metal figures from radio's 'Og, Son of Fire' serial. Original mailers include the only known Three Horn in its shipping box. A complete set, as shown, is valued at more than $3,000. A major rarity." (Thanks to Paul Neumayer)
Adventures of Og - Son of Fire © Libby McNeill & Libby 1935.
Fred Boulton, Cartographer. 15x19¾"
(click to enlarge)
The map provides the best evidence for the themes of many of the radio episodes, as it is a record of "Three Journeys" of Og and his friends.
Journey 1, the red line at upper left, more or less exactly parallels the Big Little Book version of the Og saga.
The Three Journeys (as recorded on the map)
Whitman, publisher of the Big Little Book,
produced an Og - Son of Fire adventure board game.
(click on an image to enlarge)
Under the words "Adventure Game" is printed
"Licensed by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.",
the copyright holder of the Whitman Big Little Book.
Thanks to Paul Fink for supplying the image formerly used here
(from Alex Malloy's (Krause Publication) "American Games"!).
The spinner for moving is the box top. (The center rivet shows on the cover.)
play. Highest number moves first.
Each player then spins and moves his piece the number of points indicated by
The box is the gameboard map
Og starts on a journey
Og is attacked by a saber tooth tiger
Og makes a friend
Og spears a fish
Og is lost in the forest
plays with monkey people
Og meets an enemy
Og sees a mammoth
Og wins a race
Og brings home his dinner