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Vintage collectible board games: Shindig 'Teen Game' (Remco, 1965), Lie Detector (Mattel, 1960), Psyche-Paths (Funtastic, 1969), Ker Plunk (Ideal, 1967), Konane, (Anekona Hawaii, c.1967), Sorry (Parker Brothers, 1934, this ed 1950), Monopoly (Parker Brothers, 1936, this ed c.1950s), and Shake Bingo, (Schaper, c.1959). From 'Board Games and such' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/games.htm
Vintage board games: You Don't Say! (Milton Bradley, 1963), Ring Toss (Transogram, c.1940), Old Maid (Parker Brothers, c.1950s), The Barbie Game (Mattel, 1960), TensegriToy 'geodesic building puzzle' (Tensegrity Systems, 1985), Pit (Parker Brothers, 1959), and 'Jump' aka 'Chicks and Checkers' (Cockamamie Ent. & Kanrom, 1965)a checker set cheesecake pix all over it(!). From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/games.htm Astro Launch 'new exciting space game' appealed to our '50s-'60s fascination with space travel. From Ohio Art, c.1959. These were the same people who gave us the 'Etch A Sketch.' From 'Board Games and Such' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/games.htm Vintage board game 'Pin the Tail' (Adultoys, c.1970). I am not making this up. It consists of several sets of breasts which blindfolded (and presumably drunk) partygoers attempt to pin into position on a life size 'paper doll!' From 'Board Games and such' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/games.htm Vintage board games: Two more 'Pit' games. The edition at the top is from the 1940s, the one below from about 1958. I've played this game. It is loud and surprisingly fun, best with four or more players. Six is ideal. From 'Board Games and such' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/games.htm

Does anybody play board games anymore? Well, they used to, that’s for sure. Here are some great ones I’ve collected.

Shindig “Teen Game” (Remco, 1965), based on the ABC TV show "tests your knowledge about the top teen entertainers,” Lie Detector (Mattel, 1960) “scientific crime game,” Psyche-Paths (Funtastic, 1969), Ker Plunk (Ideal, 1967), “a tantalizing game of nerve and skill,” Konane, “the ancient Hawaiian checker game” (Anekona Hawaii, c.1967), Sorry “The Great Game” (Parker Brothers, 1934, this edition 1950), Monopoly (Parker Brothers, 1936, this edition c.1950s), and Shake Bingo, “America’s fastest action game” (Schaper, c.1959).

Next we have You Don't Say! “based on the NBC TV Game” (Milton Bradley, 1963), Ring Toss (Transogram, c.1940), Old Maid (Parker Brothers, c.1950s), The Barbie Game “Queen of the Prom” (Mattel, 1960) “a fun game with real life appeal for all girls,” TensegriToy “geodesic building puzzle” (Tensegrity Systems, 1985), Pit “the world's livliest trading game” (Parker Brothers, 1959), and Jump aka “Chicks and Checkers” (Cockamamie Enterprises, Inc. & Kanrom, Inc., 1965)—a checker set with a difference—a board with cheesecake pix all over it(!).

Next, Astro Launch, “new exciting space game” (Ohio Art, c.1959), another Pit (this edition 1940s), and still another Pit from about 1958. Finally, Pin the Tail (Adultoys, c.1970) which consists of several sets of breasts which blindfolded (and presumably drunk) partygoers attempt to pin into position on a life size ‘paper doll!’ 

I won’t show you what Pin the Tail looks like out of the box, but here’s Astro Launch...


Astro Launch 'new exciting space game' appealed to our '50s-'60s fascination with space travel. From Ohio Art, c.1959. These were the same people who gave us the 'Etch A Sketch.' From 'Board Games and Such' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/games.htm