Match The Red Ball

Match The Red Ball

Match the Red Ball was a promotional game issued by the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company in 1967. This was a collect-and-win game with instant winners. With each visit to a participating Atlantic gas station, customers received a game envelope. The envelopes contain a game piece; a slip of paper with two images. Each image is one-half of a cash or merchandise prize. The goal was to collect game pieces and try to match two halves of a prize in which case the player won that prize. There were also 'Instant Winner' game pieces in some envelopes in which case the player won a prize without having to collect two matching halves.

Prizes ranged from $1.00 cash to a new 1968 Chevrolet Camero.


Match the Red Ball

Above: The left game piece is the common half of the $1.00 prize. The right game piece is the scarce matching half.


Match the Red Ball

Above: Front and back of a game envelope that contains a game piece. Each game piece has two prize halves.


Match the Red Ball

Above: On the left is game piece 'a.' On the right is game piece 'c.'


Match the Red Ball

Above: On the left is game piece 'e.' On the right is game piece 'f.'


Match the Red Ball

Above: On the left is game piece 'g.' On the right is game piece 'h.'


Match the Red Ball

Above: Game piece 'i' which contains the scarce matching half of the $1.00 prize.


Match the Red Ball

Above: The back of a typical game piece showing the rules.


Match the Red Ball

Above: This is a promotional flyer for the game which was designed to be displayed at the gas stations.


Match the Red Ball

Above: A newspaper ad for the game printed in 1967.


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