Retro Boardgames

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Retro Boardgames

Post by tm45 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:44 am

I found an old version of Trivial Pursuit that my parents had from the 70's the other day, tried to play it with my friends but man has that thing aged poorly! But then I found a star wars themed Monopoly as well, and that game is ONLY improved with Hotels-as-Star-Destroyer and Luke-as-Boot switcheroo!

Speaking of which have you seen they are getting rid of a classic monopoly token? (Though the Helicopter sounds pretty awesome!)

Any of you guys still play classic boardgames from your childhood? Any that you thought were awesome and have are now painful to play?

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Post by merman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:25 pm

That's clever, since Trivial Pursuits wasn't released until 1982...
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Post by william » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:39 am

We still play 'Bermuda triangle' (by MB games I think) the one where each player sails his ships around the map avoiding the magnetic cloud,just makes a change from having friends round each friday playing retro games

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Post by FatTrucker » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:03 am

Play Heroquest, Talisman, Risk and Scrabblefrom time to time. Still play pictionary with the kids every now and then.
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Post by Lord Innit » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:34 pm

I still have my Escape From Colditz game from the mid seventies.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:43 am

I still have most of my old Board Games from the 80's into the mid 90's.

I have some classics of course,

Trivial Pursuit
Mouse Trap
Guess Who
Hero Quest
Ghost Castle

But I also have a few that might be a bit more obscure...

The Alley Cats
Go Fetch It
T Rex (The Dinosaur, not Marc Bolan :wink:)

I love Board Games, and I still get the same amount of fun I did when I first played them!! 8)
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Post by Sputryk » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:35 pm

Got several, just don't find much time to enjoy them anymore.

Triv - Genus (6,000 question edition)
Triv - Music 1 (extra Questions pack)
Triv - Music 2 (ditto)
Triv - Sports (ditto)

Super Cluedo

Monpoloy - Star Wars Trilogy
Monopoly - Muppets
Monopoly - US Space Program
Monopoly - Astronomy
Monopoly - Star Trek
Monopoly - Star Trek: The Next Generation
Monopoly - European Edition [square box]

There are two more Star Trek editions, apparently. And what an awesome game they make all together - make one large 'Go!' square by joining the four together and, as you pass over Go choose any of the four boards to trek around. Aye, a four-board game of Monopoly!

Monty Python
Game of Life
Stay Alive [one marble missing]

Somewhere, probably in father's loft, there is also:

Doctor, Doctor
Dad's Army [BRILLIANT fun. Hope I can find it again]

And a game I don't remember the name of. 'Board' was a large foldup sheet of stiff paper. It was a map of central London and the game involved you moving your taxi to a given location stated on a card to collect a fare and thereby obtaining one of several tokens required to complete the game. Had great fun with it, but the name....

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Post by AmigaJay » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:27 pm

Here's one I used to love playing when I was younger.


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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:43 am

This one was fun, but I don't have it anymore:

Still got Ghost Castle, The Gunge Game, The Count Duckula Game, Squelch! and The Key To The Kingdom.

The Gunge Game's worth keeping just for the monsters that are included with it!

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Post by djcarlos » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:49 pm

Oh yeah! I reckon my sister had that!

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Post by STranger81 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:24 pm

Masterpiece was always a favourite of mine. Picked it up on a whim from a car boot when I was a kid and my cousin and best friend from school were hooked. I remember we played it several times a week on the 6 week holidays.

Still have it, along with Pac Man and Monopoly. All the rest (3 or 4 big black sacks full) went into a skip about 5 years ago.

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Post by ootini » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:09 am

When I saw this in the local toy store I immediately decided it was a must have....

This too.

Both played there part in getting me into the Games Workshop stuff

Got this soon after an I still think it' one of the more novel takes on the RPG board game - You put down tile pieces which made the whole dungeon randomly generated.

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Post by Sputryk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:16 pm

Used to have:

Advanced HeroQuest
City of Chaos

Gave both away some years ago to my nephew who was just starting out in the GW world. Don't know if he still has them. AHQ was a step up from HQ in that the whole dungeon was randomly generated whilst play progressed, as were beasties waiting for a scrap. CoC I never gave enough time to, but was another randomly generated layout etc. Probably seldom seen as the company behind it folded just as deliveries were being made. Maybe worth something, now; so I should really ask my nephew for it back! :)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:56 am

ootini wrote:I still think it' one of the more novel takes on the RPG board game - You put down tile pieces which made the whole dungeon randomly generated.
Mystic Wood did that a few years earlier, though there was no board to define the play area, you'd lay the tiles on the floor and end up with a massive sprawl of a game. Don't know if it was the first to do that (I doubt it) but its the first I played.
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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by kiwimike » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:49 am

Lord Innit wrote:I still have my Escape From Colditz game from the mid seventies.
Snap! Me too, we used to play that game for literally days

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