Someone scanned an old Parker Brothers catalog: Monopoly to Ouija: Parker Brothers Games of 1972.
Quick, how many of these games do you currently own?
Here’s the list, with my current possessions in bold:
- Dealer’s Choice
- Square Off
- Gnip Gnop
- Bug Out
- Spill and Spell
- Winnie the Pooh
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- The Uncle Wiggly Game
- Birthday Cake
- Soma Puzzle Game
- Mille Bornes
- Nerf Games
- Johnny Horizon Environmental Test Kit
- Ouija Talking Board
I’d put the ones I used to own in italics, but I’ve never owned any of the others even in my eBaying days when I’d buy old board games at estate sales to sell on eBay.
I’d underline the ones where I have all the pieces, but I think that would just depress me. On the other hand, I have an idea for a great 3-D printing business: Print part sets for out-of-print games. Don’t steal my idea, now. I CALLED IT FIRST.
I suspect I do better than most of the population, though. And this list provides a handy shopping guide for estate sales in the future should I decide that I’m collecting Parker Brother games from 1972. And I’m just crazy enough to do it.
(Link via Ace of Spades HQ.)