Home Forum Columns Galleries Archives About

It is currently Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:44 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: favorite childhood boardgames
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:42 pm 
User avatar
wears suits so fine they make Sinatra look like a hobo
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 8989
Location: Colorado
No not video games - board games, remember those? I'm currently in the process of trying to reacquire some of the great ones I had when I was younger, and it got me wondering if anyone else played the same funky old games I did...

Here's a few of my favorites:

Carrier Strike

My brothers and I would play this WWII game all the time. It had cool miniature aircraft carriers and airplanes. I found this at my parent’s house a few years back and brought it home, and made my family play it a few times. My kids are bored with it, but I still love it.

Image


Turn the Terrible Tank

This game had a long platform with gun stations on each side, pointing at each other. In the middle of the platform was a battery-operated tank that would rumble towards one gun station. You had to shoot the tank with BBs, and it would turn around and head toward your opponent’s side until he shot it and it turned back toward you. So you’d go back and forth until you drove the tank into your opponent, or you ran out of BBs and were toast. I think I used the tank in battle with my Joes, and it’s long gone now.

Image


Superman Match II

I love this game. I think I got it at a garage sale for $1, and somehow I managed to keep all the pieces intact. It’s a basic match game, but it had all the Silver/Bronze Age DC characters on the tiles, so I was hooked. Great game. I also rediscovered this one at my parent’s house a few years ago, and my son loves to play this one all the time.

Image


Dogfight

This one is my hands-down favorite. My family would play this game together in our summer cabin in Missouri, so it holds a great deal of sentimental value. And it’s just a great game. I’ve tried to take it from the cabin, but my folks insist on keeping it there. Bah!

Image

What about you guys?

_________________
Keep up with the latest news on the AFi facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/ActionFigureInsider

Take a walk on the Sunny Side of the Street
http://www.facebook.com/SunnySideNews


Last edited by The Superfly on Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:49 pm 
User avatar
Daniel Pickett
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 8266
Location: So Cal
I used to love DARK TOWER! I never had it but buddy did. I can't believe they never updated it or rereleased it.



Image


A working, complete copy is REALLY expensive.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:51 am 
Tis' but a pup
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 45
Location: Connecticut
Julius knows what time it is. I love Dark Tower! As a matter of fact, I still have my childhood set. The "hum" of those spinning lit up Tower windows is forever ingrained in my head.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:37 pm 
User avatar
wears suits so fine they make Sinatra look like a hobo
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 8989
Location: Colorado
My folks visted last weekend, and brought a few more with them...

the old Mousetrap
Image

Chopper Strike
Image

Flinch
Image

_________________
Keep up with the latest news on the AFi facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/ActionFigureInsider

Take a walk on the Sunny Side of the Street
http://www.facebook.com/SunnySideNews


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:29 am 
User avatar
3 3/4"
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:14 am
Posts: 638
Location: The cultural wasteland of Miami, FL
Fireball Island!

http://www.fireballisland.com/

I was an only child so I can't say I played it a ton but I remember all the cool pieces and craziness. It was practically a playset. For a gaudy theme board game, it wasn't bad but I remember it left me a bit unfulfilled at the end. It was pretty simple. The playset/board was the big draw.

Monopoly and Scrabble were my actual favorite board games. Still love 'em!

_________________
When you don't know what you really want, you end up with a lot you don't.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:53 pm 
active in the community
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:31 pm
Posts: 86
Location: Michigan
How about "Escape from the Death Star" by Kenner. Our family used to play with that game for years.

Image

But "Dark Tower"...man I remember seeing the commercials for it and wanting that game so bad. Unfortunately, I never did play it. I never got one nor had any friends that had one. I had forgotten all about it till you mentioned it here. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

_________________
Kenner 4 ever!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:03 pm 
User avatar
Daniel Pickett
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 8266
Location: So Cal
Oh yeah. I had that one too!

Welcome to AFI Kenner Kid!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:54 pm 
active in the community
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:31 pm
Posts: 86
Location: Michigan
JuliusMarx wrote:
Oh yeah. I had that one too!

Welcome to AFI Kenner Kid!


Thanks, y'all have a great board here. I look forward to posting in the future.

_________________
Kenner 4 ever!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:24 pm 
User avatar
Knows his stuff
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 521
Location: North GA
I remember that Mousetrap game, lots of fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:47 pm 
User avatar
Shifts It Into Overdrive
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:53 pm
Posts: 2602
Location: Anaheim, CA
Cool pics!

I was never a huge board game guy, but my female cousin would play stuff like Chutes N' Ladders or Candyland and I'd be forced to join in since it was just the two of us. I remember my dad loved playing Connect Four instead of cards. I was into that for a while 'cause it didn't look like your typical board game.

Dark Tower looked very cool in those ads, though. I was starting to collect fantasy/sword & sorcery lines such as MOTU and LJN's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons at the time, so Dark Tower looked mighty interesting.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:06 pm 
User avatar
Loose, Missing Package
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 10739
Location: Cox's Creek, KY
I remember having one of those really bottom of the line games based on the Grape Ape, loved that game but I don't remember a thing about it otherwise.

Mousetrap and Clue were favorites that I never owned (still kicking myself for not getting the last edition of Clue when Walmart had them for $10 over the holidays, back up to $15 now). Always enjoyed Life, Monopoly and Operation. Battleship was great, too. Then there was Othello and Backgammon... I remember buying that GI Joe board game that could use the figures for game pieces just for the stands that were in the box but that game was a lot of fun, too (and I was in college when I got that one!). I guess I liked board games just because it was so rare that I ever had anyone around to play 'em with...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:11 pm 
HEY! New guy! GET HIM!
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:39 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Toronto Canadaland
i had this game when i was a kid, and i never knew the actual name of it.
maybe someone here remembers it...
Y'see...there was a cardboard monkey, and you fed it orange marbles...*think this game would fly nowadays?)
and the marbles rolled down into one of his hands, and part of the game was guessing what hand it was in...
that's all i remember about it...that and i liked it.
any ideas?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:39 pm 
User avatar
Collector Inspector
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1372
Use to love these:


[img][img]http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee320/COOKIE_AUSTIN/1961-box-a.jpg[/img][/img]




[img][img]http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee320/COOKIE_AUSTIN/pic62237_t.jpg[/img][/img]

My friends and I way back in 85' would play both games at once. When ever someone went to conquer a country in Risk, we had to battle it out in a game of Stratego. These games would last for weeks. Oh and yes that is the exact same Stratego game I had. My Mother was a Garage sale nut!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:51 pm 
You hear that? We're using CODE names...
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:52 am
Posts: 61
Location: Northern Virginia
Where is the love for Operation? I loved that game as kid. Gave me some great "skills" for my adult life.. 8)

_________________
Jason West
MADBROWNZ


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:23 am 
Still ahead of Mudd
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6341
Location: Shelbyville, KY
My favorites revolved around the large scale battles.


TOrpedo Run was great (even though the ships didnt always pop off like they were supposed to.

Also used to create massive scale games with the crossbows and catapults game system. Whats best was my dad did fixed them up with heavy duty rubber bands- and you could get the catapults to shoot those caroms well over 15 feet.... My brother and I use to set up large scale games in an unfinished room-- the game surface used to be well over 25 feet across

_________________
Fastest know derailer of threads in the know universe...expanded or otherwise.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: