Vintage Crossfire Board Game by: Milton Bradley
Vintage "1994" Crossfire Board Game More Fun Than A Sony Play Station
In "1994" The latest version of Crossfire "The Rapid Fire shoot Out Game" was at the top of every teenage boys Christmas list; Right behind the newly introduced Sony Play Station which had just premiered in Tokyo, Japan. Sega with it's wildly popular "Sonic Hedgehog Game" was calling this the year of the cartridge. Little did the family games industry know what was truly coming their way.
It will soon be twenty years since the Crossfire game was the must have gift of the year, and maybe "1994" was the last year you could find a plastic shoot-em'-up board game that was as popular as, or could compete with the electronic gaming industry. But then, in "1994" Milton Bradley, along with other well known game board manufacturers were at the top of "Their Game".
Fast forward to today... you won't find a large crowd looking to purchase the vintage Crossfire game, but those that are, are willing to pay many times the original cost of the game to get their hands on a childhood memory, (especially if it's mint in box). If you were one of the lads waiting for the Crossfire game to show up under your Christmas tree in "1994"; I'm sorry to announce you have entered the ranks of those whose childhood toys are now considered "Vintage".
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The Object Of The Game of Crossfire
The Rules of Crossfire
In Crossfire you'll find a star shaped disc and a triangular shaped disc with a roller bearing ball in the center, allowing the discs to be slid easily across the game board. Each of the competitors has a plastic gun which is mounted at their prospective ends of the Crossfire arena. Below the gun you will see a tray where ball bearings (Ammo) is collected,
To begin the opponents will decide who is playing the star and who is playing the triangle for that game. The discs are placed at the center of the arena and once the start of the game has been announced you load the top of your gun with ball bearings and start shooting at your disc trying to push it into your opponents goal. You can also shoot at your opponents disc trying to move it back away from the goal you are protecting.
Continue to load your gun and shoot until a goal is scored... then start over. You can modify the rules as you wish, however a game is generally won by the first player to successfully score three goals.
Crossfire Game Replacement Steel Balls
If you still have the original crossfire game it is common to be missing the steel balls. Here are replacement steel balls for the crossfire game.
In "1994" Milton Bradley was on top of the charts with the "Crossfire" board game. Sega was leading the video gaming industry with "Sonic The Hedgehog" and Sony had just introduced the forerunner of the next generation of electronic games.