Board Games: Remember These? Did You Ever Play These?
Board Games I Played Growing Up
I loved playing games as a kid and still do now. But I wanted to bring back some memories of what I think may be games that people don't always remember. We know those like Scrabble, Monopoly, Risk. And maybe even remember Careers, Battleship, Mastermind, and Stratego.
But I also remember playing Mille Bornes, Masterpiece, Clobber, Bonkers, and Dynamite Shack. Maybe you do too and want to reminisce a little.
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Games where something happened if you made the wrong move or were too slow
These games like Numbers Up, Perfection (and if that wasn't hard enough Superfection), Jaws, and Dynamite Shack all had a time limit to complete the task or else the timer would go off. With Perfection and Superfection the board would spring up and the pieces came flying in the air. Dynamite Shack made a bomb noise that scared every kid that played. Who could beat the timer with those crazy thumbs you had to wear?
Other games like Breaking Point, Don't Break the Ice, and Ker Plunk involved not being the person who collapsed the playing board.
With Breaking Point you had these balls on the tip of a stick that you had to place on these other hanging sticks (which had balls stuck to them).
It's hard to explain, but basically you didn't want to be the one that caused all the balls to fall. With Don't Break the Ice you hammered at the ice cubes but didn't want to be the one that made the guy fall.
There was another game that I can't find the name of. You blew up a balloon put it under the box that had holes in it. Then it had a hammer and spikes and everyone took turns hammering their spike into the holes. You didn't want to be the one that popped the balloon. I remember being scared when the balloon popped. If anyone knows the name, please comment below.
Move your pawn around the board type games - Do you remember these?
These are games I actually owned. Well except one. My friend had Ice Cube. As I remember it was quite a mess. Water getting everywhere and the salt station was nasty. But we were kids, we loved making a mess. Some of these other games I still have & have been playing with my own kids.
In Whosit, no one wants to be the Censor, she always has to say "No" and everyone figures out who you are pretty quickly. Bonkers is a neat game. Like the commercial used to say "Bonkers is once, Bonkers is twice, Bonkers is never the same game twice." That's because you put game pieces on the board to tell players how many spaces to go. My kids like this game.
I just pulled out Game of the States to make sure the kids know where the US states are. And Mille Borne is a fun card game (I know not actually a board game) that is still fun to play. You have to play mileage cards to accumulate points, while others try to stop you by placing accidents and other hazards on you.
The games bring back good memories of family times, camping, and just having fun as a kid. Now I can build new memories with my own kids using some of these same games.
Games I bought for my kids because I had always wanted them
It's funny, I always wants Mouse Trap and Hungry Hungry Hippos as a kid but never got them. So of course I bought them as presents for my own kids. Mouse Trap was fun, but there is no way the kids could set it up correctly at age 6. Now that they are 9 and 10 they could play the game just fine. But they aren't really interested anymore. Hungry Hungry Hippos is kind of cute. However after playing it with my kids I realized that the same problems that existed in the 70's exist today. The balls get jammed in the mouth and the heads fall off.
I never had Connect Four either, but we have it now. Only I think I bought the knock off version of it. It's still a fun game to take camping or just to leave set up on a table to see who starts playing. People can't resist.
I bought the Rockem Sockem Robots for my nephew. Apparently the heads broke easily, so I never got that one for our family, LOL.
Well feel free to browse at some more pictures, take some polls, and sign the guest book. Maybe add some games that you played that you think are obscure.
Did you own or ever play any of these games?
I'm curious how odd these games really are. Maybe more people played these then I realize.
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Poll: Did you ever buy these because you didn't have it as a kid?
Lets see if you bought any games just because you didn't have them as a kid.
Did you ever buy these for your child or someone else, just because you didn't have it?
Poll Module: Game Shows
Then there were games based on TV game shows.
The ones listed were board games from the 80's or earlier.
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Did you ever play any of these board games based on game shows? select Favorite
Games on Amazon
There are so many, but here are some you can still buy
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