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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by themightymartin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:38 am

As far as board games go, NOTHING beats this classic...

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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by Lord Innit » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 pm

kiwimike wrote:
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
Yep, if played to the rules it could take days. Some of the kids (including me) would get tired of it, then it was Do or Die time!
Mostly though, it was set up and played during the summer holidays on rainy days and stayed set up until completion. Great game.

Other games I had
Spy Ring
Magic Robot
Rat Race
Up Periscope!
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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by parappa » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:02 am

I had ghost castle. My friend had a cool Toxic Avenger board game I always wanted. There was a another Ghost Castle ish one I saw once, a kind of Indiana Jones lava island type thing.

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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by stayAwhile » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:56 pm

heres some of my faverates

-Laberynth
-oh no whats its called i need help here that vhs one with the gate keeper
-Ludo(i have travel and 3D ludo
-monopoly i have many computer andd console versions and i haver CHAV!
-Bobs full house
-subuto if its classed as a boarcd game(guess parlour game is a better word)
-games compendioums i have a 50 game set from a charity shop with ludo drafts backgammon and lots more
-chinese checkers
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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by thebear » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:31 am

parappa wrote:I had ghost castle. My friend had a cool Toxic Avenger board game I always wanted. There was a another Ghost Castle ish one I saw once, a kind of Indiana Jones lava island type thing.
Lost valley of the Dinosaurs?

used to love that

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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by stayAwhile » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:19 pm

themightymartin wrote:As far as board games go, NOTHING beats this classic...

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"Ghost train's coming, kiddies... Listen to it scream!"

is that atmosphere?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:46 pm

Atmosfear. I've always thought it a clever title given the game's USP at the time.
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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:54 pm

Ah, I loved my Hero Quest.

Also loved -

Game of Life (with the roulette wheel in the middle).
Crossbows and Catapults.
Tank Command.
Super Cup Football (I still have this :)
Crossfire.

Not strictly boardgames though.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:29 pm

greenberet79 wrote: Crossbows and Catapults.
Still got that! Not the box, but all the pieces.
We used to play it in the sixth form common room (until someone brought in their N64 and spoiled all the fun).
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Post by MrGrimstone » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:17 pm

I'm currently replaying my old board games with my son, including:

Herqouest
Knightmare
Key to the Kingdom
Cluedo
RISK
Monopoly

...but also *some* new stuff: Batavia and Ankh Morpork are both great.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:14 pm

MrGrimstone wrote: Key to the Kingdom
Great game that :D
Re-acquired it fairly recently.
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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by piginapoke » Sat May 04, 2013 9:11 pm

Talisman was a great game. I had all the expansion packs for it. Wish i knew what happened to it.
Chainsaw Warrior was good too
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Post by rainbird rich » Wed May 29, 2013 8:37 pm

We had loads of board games when I was a kid growing up in the 70s...

Connect 4
Frustration
Battleships
Escape from Colditz
Monopoly (a 1960s edition)
Scrabble
Mastermind
Mini-Mastermind
Star Wars
Doctor Who
Space: 1999
The Six Million Dollar Man

... and between myself and my siblings I think we've still got all of them somewhere.
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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by Treguard » Fri May 31, 2013 2:33 pm

thebear wrote:
parappa wrote:I had ghost castle. My friend had a cool Toxic Avenger board game I always wanted. There was a another Ghost Castle ish one I saw once, a kind of Indiana Jones lava island type thing.
Lost valley of the Dinosaurs?

used to love that

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Bought that again recently. Takes aaaaaages to set up and quickly devolves into attacking each other with the Pteranadon. Someone mentioned the Knightmare board game, which is really annoying as it takes ages to complete if you don't have the right items in the right order before landing on a certain square you have to go all the way round the board again. I also had the Football edition of Trivial Pursuit, complete with VHS video you had to forward to the right part for certain questions.

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Re: Retro Boardgames

Post by piginapoke » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:20 pm

Enjoyed Talisman and all the expansion packs. Anyone remember Chainsaw Warrior?
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