Donkey Kong from Milton Bradley (1982)

Released in 1982 by Milton Bradley, the Donkey Kong board game mirrors the storyline, characters, and obstacles of the Nintendo video game that inspired it.

Dingbot from TOMY (1982)

In 1982, TOMY released Dingbot, a small toy robot whose design was heavily influenced by the fictional film character E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Tornado Bowl from Ideal (1971)

Released in 1971 by Ideal, the Tornado Bowl game had players battle the frenzied forces of a tornado inside a tabletop arena. 

Magic Lite from Hasbro (1969)

In the late 1960s, Hasbro released Magic Lite, a creative toy that allowed children to design using a psychedelic mix of kaleidoscopic patterns and multi-coloured light.

Barnstormer from MARX (1975)

Barnstormer players compete to build a flight tower one block at a time in the unpredictable flight path of a circling biplane.

Flip and Fold Fashions from TOMY (1981)

In 1981, TOMY released Flip and Fold Fashions, a toy that let children play fashion designer by mixing and matching fabrics and accessories to coordinate a custom outfit for their model.

Mosquito from Milton Bradley (1966)

Released in 1966 by Milton Bradley, Mosquito was a skill and action game that required a steady hand and even steadier nerves.

Dark Shadows from Whitman (1968)

Released in 1968 from Whitman, the Dark Shadows board game was based on the cult Gothic soap opera television series of the same name, which aired on ABC from 1966-1971.

Magic Copier from Tyco (1991)

In 1991, Tyco released Magic Copier, a kid-sized equivalent to the adult-office version.

The Archie Game from Whitman (1969)

Released in 1969 by Whitman, The Archie Game called upon players’ alertness and quick reflexes to avoid capture by Archie and progress up the scoreboard.

Gaylord the Pup from Ideal (1962)

Long before Sony’s AIBO robotic dog hit the scene, Ideal released Gaylord the Pup, a mechanical pet.

Inspector Gadget from Milton Bradley (1983)

Released in 1983 by Milton Bradley, the Inspector Gadget game players assumed the role of the iconic cyborg detective and tried to stop the nefarious activities of M.A.D. (Mean and Dirty) villains.