Archive for category: Games

Our First Loves: George Jetson and a Mushroom?!

Ah, young love. We all remember our first, whether or not they were an already married cartoon character or maybe a fungus. Sometimes first loves don’t really work out so well. In discussing stories for the latest episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast: Strange Things We Believed As Kids, Linz opened up about her first love. If you’ve listened to...

6 Travel Board Games that are Awful if Actually Played While Traveling

We grew up in a time where playing “I Spy”, “Punch Buggy”, or “Having Conversations With Each Other” while on car trips wasn’t necessary. We didn’t have DVD players in the car (maybe a Walkman or a Game Boy if we were lucky), but chances are you had a few hunks of plastic that you dragged across the country to...

7 Inappropriate Toy Names

The 80s and 90s were a different time, a little less politically correct, that’s for sure. That, coupled with lax marketing departments (or some really good trolls), are likely the reason why these toys were so inappropriately named. 7 – Kidgetts Even Wikipedia knows what’s up. Kidgetts hit the market in 1989, around the same time as Polly Pocket. They...

Return of the Franchise

There are many deep questions encountered throughout life.  Honestly, though, the most thought provoking ones have recently been coming from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers.  They ask the big ones, such as “Why?” and “What piece of pop culture did you hate as a kid?”.  This time, the league wants to know “What product or media property would you like...

Knight Rider Board Game

This is another thrift store find from a few years back, when I was obsessed with KITT. I still am, but I’ve calmed down a lot, which most people can appreciate. Players control poorly made rubber cars. The object of this game is to go around the board and clear up “trouble spots,” with the player clearing the most trouble...

7 More Catchy Board Game Jingles

Up, down, left, right, start, and A, board game jingles were everywhere in the 1980s and 1990s and these games didn’t require memorizing some complicated code to win.  In fact, you will notice a young man often declares himself the winner at the end of each commercial.  Admit it, you are a surgeon now and it’s all due to the...

6 Catchy Board Game Jingles

“I win!  Let’s play again!” and again and again and again…  Board game commercials have always gone over the top to make the games seem much more exciting than they actually were.  In the 1980s and 1990s, it was all about which game had the catchiest jingle.  Do you find yourself still whistling the Pizza Party jingle every time you...

Ms. Pac-Man Board Game

This is a little treat I picked up at a thrift store quite a few years ago. Don’t let the yard sale tag fool you though, I’m pretty sure I paid less than $3 for this bad boy. I’m not sure what made Milton Bradley think the Pac-Man concept would transfer well to the board game sector– it’s tedious to...