Literally a pocket-sized clone of the original tabletop Simon (provided that you had a fairly generously sized pocket). The games are exactly the same as the full size version, although those that are designed for multiple players are perhaps less effective with everyone gathered around this small device pressing with fingertips rather than sitting around the full-size device with their whole hand on the pads. Other variants to appear include Super Simon (also from 1980) and Simon2 (a 25th anniversary version released by Hasbro in 2003). Milton Bradley released a clear plastic ('See through') version of Pocket Simon in 1995.
Milton Bradley, 1980
Donated/on loan from: Prof. Steven Furnell, Plymouth University
Simon is an electronic game of rhythm and memory skill, invented by Ralph H. Baer (also responsible for the first TV game) and Howard J. Morrison, and manufactured and distributed by Milton Bradley. Simon was launched in 1978 at Studio 54 in New York City, and became an immediate success. It beca... (read more)Milton Bradley, 1978