Friday, June 3, 2011

Snow White Bagatelle Game by Chad Valley

Box cover image via Hake's.

This Snow White "Bagatelle" pinball game was manufactured in the UK by Chad Valley circa 1938. The game itself sits in the base of the box and is made of tinplate. It comes with 5 colored balls--3 green and 2 blue. A book or other object would be placed under the top end so that the board would slope downward towards the plunger.

A simple game for younger children, the winner would be the one who scored the highest points by propelling the balls into the numbered metal cups. The white balls pictured below might not be the originals (or the colors may have faded).

Snow-White Bagatelle instructions.


A later edition of the game from the 1940s featured new cover artwork and a redesigned game board. Box measures just under 19" x 8.5" (48 x 22 cm).

Instructions on the inside cover refer to the game as Seven Dwarfs Bagatelle rather than Snow-White.

Box cover images and info courtesy of the Cheryl Ridge Collection.


  1. Nice item! I'm guessing something like this wouldn't keep the kids of today interested for very long.

  2. No, not a lot of bells and whistles on this one. Definitely from an earlier era.