You may remember my "vintage toys" Smash pages I showed a little while ago. One reader commented on board games which lit a light bulb in my little mind. My family played board games quite a bit when I was a kid. These are some of my favorites of the era.
Ever hear of Which Witch? The board was probably more fun than the game. It was 3-D and included a plastic staircase and different rooms of a creepy house. I unloaded this somewhere along the line and am sort of sorry I did. I think my daughter would like it, and it's not cheap to buy today if you can even find it. I think a lot of families had "Clue." I have The Simpsons' version today. "Careers" was one of my favorite games-- a long one like Monopoly.
The girl, horse, and apple were scanned from an old Memory card game I bought at a thrift store several years ago. We had the same version when I was a kid. Not sure if my dad still has it or not. "The Inventors" was another favorite of mine. You bought these weird, but real, inventions and tried to end up with the most valuable ones. It also had the coolest dice roller thing on the market (see the thing in the middle of the page on the right). "The Guiness Game Of World Records" was fun. There are different stunts to try and world record questions to answer. "Masterpiece" might have been my all-time favorite. You bought photos of actual well-known paintings, trying to get the ones with the highest value. The man and woman pictured were two of the characters/players you could choose to be. Once in a while my dad would pick Millicent Friendly, just to make us kids laugh. Incidentally, I always thought Millicent Friendly would be a great name for a Beagle.
With the exceptions of Which Witch and the original Clue game, I still have all these games in pretty good condition too. What was your favorite childhood board game? Do you ever play any today?
Thanks for reading. Now, pass "GO" and collect 200 hundred dollars!!