Board Games

The Golden Age of family game night revisited through thoughtful explorations of classic games.

Tiger Island from Ideal (1966)

With a player experience that clearly pays homage to B-grade horror films of the 1950s, Ideal’s Tiger Island game makes me wish I had been privy to the conversations of the product design team that released it back in 1966.
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Maniac from Ideal (1979)

Combining lights, sound, and music, Maniac by Ideal is a classic example of the microprocessor-controlled electronic games popular in the late 1970s.
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Gnip Gnop

Gnip Gnop from Parker Brothers (1971)

Released in 1971 by Parker Brothers, Gnip Gnop isn’t one of those games you could play quietly with a friend in the wee hours of the morning while your parents were sleeping – a fact I can attest to from personal experience!
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