Dating board game retro
This is another one I never played, but always wanted to.Players would take turns sticking their finger into Dracula’s mouth with the possibility of him biting you every time you did it.Hell, they could have put out a version of checkers with some LEDs and electronic explosions, thrown a price tag on it and had the hottest Christmas item that year. But the fact is, my seven-year-old mind just couldn’t compete on a professional trivia level.It didn’t matter that Battleship was possibly one of the most boring games ever created, if it could induce a seizure, kids loved it. Trivial Pursuit – You know, I never really cared for this game. My grandmother went through a brief phase where the immediate family had to come out every Saturday night and play Trivial Pursuit. I usually lasted about ten minutes or so until the adults gave me the boot.It featured a pretty damn good reproduction of “the wheel” and was actually fun to play for a suped-up hangman game.Granted, it wasn't a game made for an only child, which I was. Connect Four – All of you should remember Connect Four.It’s surprising that a kid hasn’t gouged an eye out with the tweezers, or electrocuted himself on the massive D battery, or that a concerned, overly religious parent hasn’t spawned a letter writing campaign about the naked dude plastered on top of the thing. Deluxe Wheel of Fortune – It’s just like having Pat and Vanna in a two-foot wide cardboard box you can store under your bed.So for the sake of sheer longevity, Operation earns the number nine spot. I was never much into game shows as a kid and definitely didn’t care for their board game counterparts, but this game was just cool.
Yes, it may seem like the dark ages compared to today, but there was always one thing that we could depend on to ease the pain of our primitive existence… Granted, the board game was not a tool you used often.The winner earned the right to flip the little switch on the bottom of the plastic rack, dumping the pieces all over the floor.The loser had to sort the red pieces from the black. I Vant to Bite Your Finger –Without a doubt the most obscure entry on the list.They only needed to beat the living shit out it and collect the most plastic balls. Mouse Trap – I know it(as well as a couple other games on the list) pre-dates the 80’s, but I spent countless hours with this game as a child, never once actually playing it.And what six-year-old doesn’t love beating the living hell out of a little plastic hippos ass? I mean, after you spend all that time setting it up, balancing the cage on top of that pole, setting the diver on his platform, putting the ball in the bucket etc etc, who actually has time to play the damn thing.