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j.nc 12-03-2007 11:27 PM

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Do y'all remember the labyrinth that was impossible to win!? You had to rotate that board around with those little knobs and try not to let the marble drop in the holes! No way!:nono:

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Bravo Pocs - labyrinth - thx for the memories!
Chess - had a friend, Jim M. in HS that played me and 3 others all at one blind folded. He beat me and I think the others too. Look up Byrd Chess Club 1975.
Backgammon -A GF loved to play that and Go. We'd always play it on the floor. Her mother used to wryly comment that it was not typical for ruthless opponents to play a game snuggled together on the same side of the game board.

Then there's that... not a board game... thing my wife does with the neighborhood ladies. Google the string "women dice loud" and BUNCO is one of the top hits. I swear, when she hosts the bunco night at our house the cackle [helped along with wine and booze] is so loud we can't hear the TV on the 2nd floor. So now the boys and I learned to clear out.

Pocahontas 12-04-2007 07:31 AM

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This game frightened me! There were always scary stories related to it!:nono:

There's this other contraption/game thing that I can't recall the name of.
You had this wooden base with circular slots in it. Above it were two metal rods that you manipulated in and out to make this large steel marble roll up and down then you tried to drop it into the slots. It got harder the further apart you pulled the metal arms. I think one version had planet names on it and others had numbers for points value. Oh well I haven't been able to find a pic. due to not knowing what to call the thing.

Isaac-Saxxon 12-04-2007 07:40 AM

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This game frightened me! There were always scary stories related to it!:nono:

There's this other contraption/game thing that I can't recall the name of.
You had this wooden base with circular slots in it. Above it were two metal rods that you manipulated in and out to make this large steel marble roll up and down then you tried to drop it into the slots. It got harder the further apart you pulled the metal arms. I think one version had planet names on it and others had numbers for points value. Oh well I haven't been able to find a pic. due to not knowing what to call the thing.

Pokie is burning the midnight oil with familiar spirits :rolleyes: Anybody ever play battleship ??

j.nc 12-04-2007 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Pocahontas (Post 25980)

There's this other contraption/game thing that I can't recall the name of.
You had this wooden base with circular slots in it. Above it were two metal rods that you manipulated in and out to make this large steel marble roll up and down then you tried to drop it into the slots. It got harder the further apart you pulled the metal arms. I think one version had planet names on it and others had numbers for points value. Oh well I haven't been able to find a pic. due to not knowing what to call the thing.

Shoot the Moon!
Ours had the names of major world cities.

Pocahontas 12-04-2007 02:47 PM

Yes that is most certainly it! Thanks j.nc!:D

I loved Battleship too IS! The original one with the pegs was much better than the electronic one later!:)

Isaac-Saxxon 12-04-2007 05:48 PM

Then came computer games. Duke Nukem, Doom, Heretic, Descent, Quake, Quake II and Hexen. I gave it up for reading and enjoying the outdoors. The board games I must say would much less stressing. I will still go with Chess.

rhertz 12-04-2007 06:29 PM

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Anybody ever play battleship ??

I'm sure every boy from our generation played battleship at least once. I even remember the tv commercial.. "You sunk my battleship".. :(

How about "operation"?

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And "Mousetrap"?

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Al Swearengen 12-04-2007 07:09 PM

How about Risk? Now there was a saga of a game! Could take days to finish. Or how about Stratego? That was a crowd pleaser.

Pocahontas 12-04-2007 08:26 PM

I loved Operation but it made me jump everytime that buzzer went off so I wasn't very good at it due to jittery hands!:laugh:

rhertz 12-04-2007 09:22 PM

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This game frightened me! There were always scary stories related to it!:nono:

Me too Pokey! A neighbor had one of these and we would have sayonces (sp?) in the dark with a candle and I would always run away...

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Originally Posted by Pocahontas (Post 25980)
There's this other contraption/game thing that I can't recall the name of.
You had this wooden base with circular slots in it. Above it were two metal rods that you manipulated in and out to make this large steel marble roll up and down then you tried to drop it into the slots. It got harder the further apart you pulled the metal arms. I think one version had planet names on it and others had numbers for points value. Oh well I haven't been able to find a pic. due to not knowing what to call the thing.

I remember that thing. I have no idea what it was called. This pic is as close as I could find.

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Pocahontas 12-04-2007 10:48 PM

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Me too Pokey! A neighbor had one of these and we would have sayonces (sp?) in the dark with a candle and I would always run away...



I remember that thing. I have no idea what it was called. This pic is as close as I could find.

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I hated seances too!:nono:

j.nc already posted me a link to Shoot the Moon and his pic was the exact same one I had. Fun to think back isn't it?

j.nc 12-04-2007 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Pocahontas (Post 26040)
j.nc already posted me a link to Shoot the Moon and his pic was the exact same one I had....

:p

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more board games from my dim past and maybe yours too.

Candyland [just recalled always cheating my little bro by faking a 7 roll fromthe starting point so i could take the "rainbow bridge" shortcut]
http://www.eatingliberally.org/files.../Candyland.jpg

Uncle Wiggly (this one ws kinda freaky for a little kid - click to look at some of the graphics! The Skeeziks in our version looked like a mutated crow)
http://gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/Virt...y/wigolder.jpg

Chutes and Ladders: Don't hitsquare 87!!!!
http://vip.cs.utsa.edu/classes/cs477...dderssmall.gif

Pocahontas 12-05-2007 09:39 PM

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I never did quite "get" Uncle Wiggly! It seemed complicated and it seems like we just skipped over several parts and made up our own rules!:confused:

I thought of a couple more remember Trouble and that plastic dome that you clicked to roll the dice? And what about Sorry?
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rhertz 12-05-2007 09:57 PM

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I thought of a couple more remember Trouble and that plastic dome that you clicked to roll the dice? And what about Sorry?

Yeah those were old classics... Played them both many times.

This isn't a board game, but I used to love the Mattel Thing Makers... There were several themes. The one below as called "Creepy Crawlers" which was my favorite... You would squirt "goo" into a mold and bake it and presto, a rubbery thing is born!

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Pocahontas 12-05-2007 10:06 PM

Great memories rhertz!!! I loved those creepy crawlers. I can't tell you how many times I burnt myself baking those guys! It's amazing what toys we were allowed to play with back then.:eek:
Remember those home Chemistry sets and those wood burning tools? It's a wonder we didn't blow up or burn down the neighborhood?:laugh:


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