Games

Funny Bones

by Parker Brothers



If ever there was a narrator trying to convince you a game is fun by his own forced laughter, this is it. If you think this looks like a fun, hilarious game you’d like to play with family and friends, here’s fair warning: DON’T WATCH THE TV COMMERCIAL (above). On the other hand, if you’re the type who touches your canker sores with your tongue even ...

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Whirl-It Spinning Top Game

by Parker Brothers


Parker Brothers issued the Whirl-It game at a time when other games such as BLOCK, PIT, Sherlock Holmes and ROOK cost fifty cents. I know this to be true because on the Rules For Playing Whirl-It, a statement near the bottom of the instruction booklet indicates the cards for these games are obtainable from all leading retail dealers, or they will be mailed by the publishers on receipt of this price, fifty cents each.

Whirl-It comes ...

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Rebound

by Ideal


Rebound is a game first introduced in 1971 by Ideal Toy Co. The game is basically a tabletop version of shuffleboard, only more fun. The game is made of plastic, and has two rubber bands acting as the “cushions”. There are eight playing pucks, four red and four blue. The score slides on either side of the board keep each player’s score; red for the red player ...

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Monster Lab

by Ideal


In 1964 the Ideal Toy Company came out with what would become the “Holy Grail” collectible for monster toy collectors.

The Ideal Monster Lab was first introduced in 1964, and made its first public appearance on the Magilla Gorilla T.V. show. According to Popular Mechanics magazine in December of 1964, “Opponents try to keep the monster away from their end of the Monster Lab as buttons make him walk back and forth. If he reaches either end ...

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Prof. I.M. Smart Game

by Transogram


Transogram, Prof. I.M. Smart GameWhy does the hummingbird hum? Professor I.M. Smart knows. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Professor I.M. Smart knows. What is air? Professor I.M. Smart knows.

Transogram released this now vintage game in the 1960s. Intended as a teaching tool for children ages 6-10, Professor I.M. Smart makes learning fun. ...

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Go For Broke Board Game

by Selright


“The Game of Spend a Million: Losers strike back! Players will find that splurging a million dollars is harder than they think.”

Go For Broke is a game that was originally produced in 1965 by Selchow and Righter. The object of the game is to be the first player to go broke. Players are dealt $1 million to start out with and have to spend as much as they can, as quickly as they can. The money ...

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