Texas Instruments Check Out with TI-1400

Date of introduction:  1976 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  11" x 20" x 1.5"    
Weight:  1 pound 9 ounces Serial No:  B0025783
Batteries:  9V  Date of manufacture:  wk 41 year 1976
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMS0972
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 4.0 MByte)

This game was published in 1976 by Texas Instruments.

It inlcudes:

A TI-1400 electronic calculator
4 individual 15" x 10.5" game boards
Organizer tray with spinner
Money (paper and coins)
73 Food cards in 4 groups and Bonus foods
26 Blank food cards for "Do-It-Yourself" fun
54 Pot Luck cards
7 "People" cards for advanced version
Check Out Booklet


The game is intended for 2 to 4 players ages 11 and up.  CheckOut_3.jpg (100334 Byte)
The organizer tray and spinner. CheckOut_1.jpg (82014 Byte)
The game board. CheckOut_2.jpg (90291 Byte)


The funny Check Out game combined the guidance of nutrition and consumer shopping experts with the ability to shop on budget and sharpens skills at calculator math. 

Other educational games using calculators manufactured by Texas Instruments are:

Calculator Squares
Check Out
Rechen-Spiel und Rechen-Spass
Spass mit Zahlen

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Joerg Woerner, October 4, 2002. No reprints without written permission.