Gallop! The Game


The creator of the Lifetiles in our Museum, optical effects designer Rufus Butler Seder here uses the scanimation motion process he pioneered in his book Gallop! to create a simple yet exciting board game for youngsters 3 and up. In a race between a horse, cat, rooster, sea turtle, and butterfly, players choose which animal each one thinks will win (no arguments necessary—more than one can guess the rooster, for example). Turn the knob and open the book mounted on the board to randomly see one of the animals moving with realistic animated motion. When an animal crosses the finish line, everyone celebrates by imitating that animal.  

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