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!
on the NBC TV Game” (Milton Bradley,
1963), Ring Toss (Transogram,
c.1940), Old Maid (Parker
c.1950s), The Barbie Game
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...