The Game of Jaws
The Game of Jaws is a 1975 board game by Ideal
Ideal Toy Company
Ideal Toy Company was founded as Ideal Novelty and Toy Company in New York in 1907 by Morris and Rose Michtom after they had invented the Teddy bear in 1903. The company changed its name to Ideal Toy Company in 1938...

. The game is based on the blockbuster of the same name
Jaws (film)
Jaws is a 1975 American horror-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In the story, the police chief of Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, tries to protect beachgoers from a giant man-eating great white shark by closing the beach,...

. Today, the game is very rare and is a valuable collector's item.


Jaws features a Jaws toy as well as 13 junk pieces. The junks pieces are things like tires, human skulls, etc.


The players put all of the junk pieces in the shark's mouth. Afterwards each player takes out of Jaws's mouth with a gaff hook. The first player to successfully remove four junk pieces wins. However, if a player takes a wrong move, Jaws's mouth will snap shut. If only two players are playing, the final player to successfully remove five junk pieces wins.

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