Thursday, March 15, 2012
Discuss: Let's Play A Game!
Karen: Ah, the joy of pulling out that cardboard box and setting up the board, picking out your playing piece...what were some of your favorite board games as a kid?
Karen: We had several in my house. There was the completely insane Mousetrap, which was more about setting up the Rube Goldberg-like plastic contraption than actually playing the game. In a similar fashion, the Planet of the Apes game had a great deal of set up (but really cool pictures on the box!). My brother had the Amazing Kreskin game, which seemed less like a game and more like a talent show. I loved the ESP cards and the pendulum, even though we never managed to hypnotize anyone.
Karen: Games I always wanted included the Green Ghost game, which you knew had to be cool because it glowed in the dark! I also desperately wanted Battleship, which Hollywood has somehow turned into a movie. What's next, a big budget Uno? A friend of mine had Clue and I really enjoyed playing that.
Karen: Of course we played Monopoly and Life, but they were never terribly exciting to me. And forget Candyland! That was for babies!
Karen: What games did you love? Which ones did you long for?