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memories of the ’80s – TV show board games

In the 1980s, board games were still popular, as was the inspiration to create them based on your favourite television and radio shows of the day. In 1982, the daytime soap opera General Hospital has been on the air for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – TV show board games

For pop culture obsessed kids of the 1970s, there was many ways to celebrate their favourite TV heroes. And one of the most fun – the board game. Debuting in 1973, the police detective series Kojak became a hit with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Pizza Party board game

In this decade, an Italian staple became so integral to North American culture, that it even morphed into a board game: Pizza Party. Created by Parker Brothers, the game debuted in 1986 as a new interpretation of a memory game … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game

Board games weren’t just for kids – in 1970, Parker Brothers released a unique game: Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game, designed by Martin Glass. Three to six players compete to bid on paintings and can also trade, build a portfolio … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Nerf

How many times did Mum have to say “Take it outside!” when you were playing? In 1970, kids were all asking for Nerf, the first indoor ball. Toy company Parker Brothers was developing a polyurethane foam ball when they were … Continue reading

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