Four different colored buttons, reset and option controls.
Skills required / taught:
Remember and repeat sequence of
flashing lights and sounds.
Simon is an electronic game of memory skill invented by Ralph H.
Baer and Howard J. Morrison, with the software programming being
done by Lenny Cope 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 became a pop culture symbol of
How it Works
The game unit has four large buttons, one each of the colors red,
blue, green, and yellow. The unit lights these buttons in a
sequence, playing a tone for each button; the player must press the
buttons in the same sequence. The sequence begins with a single
button chosen randomly, and adds another randomly-chosen button to
the end of the sequence each time the player follows it
successfully. Gameplay ends when the player makes a mistake or when
the player wins (by matching the pattern for a predetermined number
Memory – Simon required its players to remember colors in sequence.
What might a player of your game need to remember? Perhaps a numeric
password to open a locked door, A secret phrase to identify an ally,
or a shape to reconstruct with a puzzle pieces.