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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: 80's Board Games Reply with quote

What board games do you remember playing in the 80's?

I remember Aggravation, Trouble, Sorry!, Chutes & Ladders, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Scotland Yard, Scrabble, Boggle, Othello, Connect Four, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Cooties, Life....

Lots of games. I can't think of others right now. What about you guys? Any favorites? Games you hated? Games you always wanted, but were disappointed when you finally got them?



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, when I was a kid I remember liking Trouble a lot (the game- not the state of being- though I got into that as well! Wink )
Also I remember having Chutes & Ladders, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Sorry!, Clue, Monopoly and I think I played Scrabble some. I remember seeing the commercials for Connect Four (and I still sing the jingle at random from time to time- "Go for it! Connect Four!" Laughing )
I also had Go to the Head of the Class (I still can't believe they didn't make a "Head of the Class" version of this game! Laughing )
I also had a pretty neat Checkers game called "King's Court". And of course, for that matter, I also enjoyed Checkers and Chess. And I loved playing Mastermind and PayDay. (And now that I'm a bit older, I know where the money goes indeed! Wink ) And there was also my Family Feud game and my Wheel of Fortune game (the first version from 1987! I've still got these last 2) (I got a Jeopardy! game too, for that matter- but that was in the early 90s)
I don't remember having this game- but of course, one of the biggest board games to come out of the 1980s (circa 1982, I believe) was Trivial Pursuit!
But I was having fun playing my DuckTales board game, Inspector Gadget board game and my family's beloved Bible Trivia game! (I've still got that one and most of the others in my closet! These are classics!)



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of these are from the 70s when we had them but we have had a Pac-Man board game (dots were marbles), Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Stratego, Sorry!, Connect Four, Life, an electronic Wheel of Fortune (that could get its puzzles from the TV show) (not really a 'board' game but then again, Connect Four isn't really, either), Family Feud, Pictionary, Clue, Checkers, Chess, Pickup Sticks, some game (don't remember title) in which you would build a castle tower with plastic blocks then catapult or crossbow plastic disks to knock down your opponents flag off of or from behind the castle. The disks (and flags) were red or blue. The disks had a picture of a viking head (face with beard and horned helm).



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LepricahnsGold wrote:
Some of these are from the 70s when we had them but we have had a Pac-Man board game (dots were marbles)...


Oh wow! I remember the Pac-Man board game now, too! There was a big pac-man figure that you could move over the marbles, push down, and he'd make the chomping motion and the marble would be picked up. I'd totally forgotten about that!

Does anybody remember a game that I think might have been called Dark Citadel? It was a somewhat round board with four sections. In the middle was an electronic tower that did all sorts of things. On the map there were bazaars, ruins, and other things. You could buy stuff and the tower would keep track of what you had. You could enter the ruins and other places and sometimes the tower would make up encounters for you or tell you there was treasure there. I remember having fun playing it with my uncles. Does anybody else remember that?



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found it! Dark Tower! There's an online version of it, too.

http://www.wakefieldfamily.net/darktower/

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never had it, but I remember the Pac-Man board game and playing it at the house of someone who did own it.
Hey, I've got Pac-Man fever- just like Buckner and Garcia! Laughing



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too remember "Chutes (or Snakes) and Ladders". It was my favorite when I was very young.

"Monopoly" I liked, but it took too long and needed more than two players to be fun.

I never played "Life", and never understood its popularity given how depressing I felt it was (why play a game that's all about the future miseries we were going to endure when we grow up?).


There was a board game that was super-fun! It wasn't really a board game, as it was a war-game, with a big board and each side had plastic ships (each with an open slot on the side, and a removable top held by a swtich and with a rubber-band attached).

Each player had a "submarine" that shoots little discs that slide along the board. The object is to aim and shoot those discs into the opponent ship's slot, and cause its top to "explode".

Super-fun!

Can't remember its name though. Sad

Good times though.







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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about- but I can't believe no one mentioned this classic-

Battleship!!! Very Happy Cool

I loved playing this as a kid. My brothers and I always had fun sinking each other's ships.

"You sank my battleship!" (classic commercial line, referenced by Jim Carrey as The Riddler in the 1995 "Batman Forever" movie Laughing )



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES! I forgot about that!



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in another forum, someone mentioned mystery date and mall madness.

i for some reason used to LOVE girl talk(pretty sure that's what it was called-pretty basic truth or dare as i recall) it had a spinner board, and if you didn't tell the truth or do the dare you had to wear the dreaded zit stickers! omg!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah- I remember seeing "Girl Talk" around- there was actually a book series based on the board game too-
for that matter, there was also a book series based on the Clue board game a few years back too.

(Of course, I didn't actually play "Girl Talk" being a boy and all Laughing )

This isn't really a board game- but there's a cool game I used to see commercials for as a kid and I always wanted to get it, but never did-
anyone else remember Crossfire? They still have this one at Toys 'R' Us.
Cool



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to the head of the class was one of my brother's favorites. Me and my friends were obsessed with the game of LIFE. I played candy land when i was real little. I can't believe knowone mention UNO. Every holiday my cousins and I would have uno tourniments. LOL


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also remember, although not a board game, Crossbows and Catapults. I still have one of the red disks. This is the game I tried to remember earlier.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! That definitely looks like something I would've been into as a kid. (Actually, it looks like something I'd be into now. lol Wink Smile )



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aurora wrote:
Oh wow! I remember the Pac-Man board game now, too! There was a big pac-man figure that you could move over the marbles, push down, and he'd make the chomping motion and the marble would be picked up. I'd totally forgotten about that!

Is this the game you remember?



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aurora wrote:
I found it! Dark Tower! There's an online version of it, too.

http://www.wakefieldfamily.net/darktower/

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This your game?



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LepricahnsGold wrote:
Stratego, an electronic Wheel of Fortune (that could get its puzzles from the TV show)





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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have I mentioned my love of stratego yet? 'cause I loved Stratego.

Girl talk I played and remember hating. "call the boy you like and tell him you like him". Really? Really? lame.
There was one super girly game that I did like. You had a giant phone and you had to find out which boy liked you by dialing his number. You would get cards telling you to call a number and when you called the number you would get a clue and you would use those clues to figure out who it was. I always liked a good mystery game.
I also have a muppet show game that i adored for no apparent reason (other then OMG the muppets!). The hamburger game, the barbie prom game, the barbie career game, this...marble slidy game, the beauty and the beast game (which, although lame was a cool setup) often came up. My favorites would have to be stratego, clue and 13 dead end drive.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey wait- what game do you have based on The Muppet Show? (I LOVE The Muppets!)
Dark Tower and Stratego both look pretty cool. And I definitely remember that Pac-Man board game. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one:

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppet_Show_Game

Hey, if your ever in town your welcome to challenge me to a game.



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