The amazing...POP-O-MATIC BUBBLE!!
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This list pays homage to one of the greatest inventions of our time. An invention that left us much too soon without ever really realizing its potential. Imagine a pop-o-matic bubble with a 20-sided die. Or...5 pop-o-matic bubbles in 5 denominations for Commands and Colors battles.

So I present to you the few shining examples of the brilliance of the pop-o-matic bubble. We thank you, pop-o-matic, for the comfort in knowing we'd never lose a die...and for the satisfaction of that faithful *POP*. Hopefully one day you will take your rightful place in the Board Game Hall of Fame.
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1. Board Game: Trouble [Average Rating:3.79 Overall Rank:19280]
Board Game: Trouble
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Who among us has not enjoyed the satisfying POP of a game of trouble? No, it didn't get stellar reviews here. But we cannot blame the bubble. The bubble did its job. And it did it well.
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2. Board Game: Pop-O-Matic Bingo [Average Rating:4.40 Unranked]
Board Game: Pop-O-Matic Bingo
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Pop-o-matic Bingo really showcases the amazing engineering of the bubble. Apparently, it was able to remember it's most recent pops to ensure that there were no duplicates during the game. How else would pop-o-matic Bingo work?
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3. Board Game: Headache [Average Rating:4.37 Overall Rank:19043]
Board Game: Headache
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This game does a spectacular job of displaying the true beauty of the bubble. Headache was nothing less than a work of art.
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4. Board Game: Side Track [Average Rating:4.02 Unranked]
Board Game: Side Track
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Side Track is a shining example of how the bubble could really carry a game. Not a lot of gameplay here, but the bubble made up for that.
 
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5. Board Game: Yipes! [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Yipes!
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During its early years, the bubble was subject to Hollywood exploitation. It was young, and needed the money, so it tacked on a cheesy theme and tried to make a few bucks. Years later, we're left with the classic game YIPES. Even in times of desperation, the bubble's brilliance shines.
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6. Board Game: Robo Force [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Robo Force
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With it's futuristic appeal, and the fact that it was actually manufactured using space age polymers, the bubble and a robotic theme was a natural marriage.
 
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7. Board Game: Clobber [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
Board Game: Clobber
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Some say this was the start of the bubble's downfall. Low production value and weird robotic men named Mr. Clobber did not do much for the bubble's image.
 
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8. Board Game: Tonka Search & Rescue Game [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Tonka Search & Rescue Game
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Every player gets their own pop-o-matic...on wheels! I'm surprised that Dr. Knizia hasn't taken advantage of this technology yet.
 
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9. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:379] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
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If only Settlers had a Pop-O-Matic desert tile...
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10. Board Game: Choco [Average Rating:4.59 Overall Rank:18798]
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It's too bad they couldn't have made the pop-o-matic look like a piece of poo, too.
 
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11. Board Game: National Geographic Geo Bee Challenge Game [Average Rating:2.88 Unranked]
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Alex Trebek is on the cover of this game. If only Jeopardy utilized the pop-o-matic...
 
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12. Board Game: Double Trouble [Average Rating:4.76 Overall Rank:17811]
Board Game: Double Trouble
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Why limit yourself to just one?!
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13. Board Game: Chipmunks Superpopomatic 3-D Action Game [Average Rating:4.25 Unranked]
Board Game: Chipmunks Superpopomatic 3-D Action Game
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Oh the memories. I had this one as a kid, and it was way better than the standard Trouble. The board was a big treasure map with a maze of tracks printed on it that you moved around, guiding your Chipmunk (I was always Simon) to pick up the cool little treasure boxes. They had variable treasures inside, and you opened them at the end of the game. In addition, this game had a bunch of cool toys attached, the best being a falling palm tree that knocked your guys off the board. Chipmunks + Pirate theme + Pop-O-Matic = great kid's game, if you were a kid in the 80's.
 
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14. Board Game: Cross Over The Bridge [Average Rating:5.39 Unranked]
Board Game: Cross Over The Bridge
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This game came with 4 individual Pop-O-Matics, one for each player. I still have the copy I got for Christmas when I was 9 or 10, but only have 1 Pop-O-Matic left. I remember sometimes filling the moats on the board with water, just for fun.
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15. Board Game: Pop-Cheks [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Pop-Cheks
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(1973) Kohner Bros. The 6-sided die determines which player gets a turn.
 
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16. Board Game: Dicey Dunces [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Dicey Dunces
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17. Board Game: Soda Pop [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Soda Pop
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I just found this one on eBay and added it to the database. It's by Kohner Brothers, so it's a genuine Pop-O-Matic. It's a very simple color-matching game. The die in the Pop-O-Matic has two sides each of red, green, and yellow.
 
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18. Board Game: The Lollipop Tree [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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I remember having this game as a kid - and I remember its Pop-o-Matic as well. There wasn't much to the game - moving a lollipop token to the top of a tree and then back down again... but the Pop-o-Matic made it worth playing! The die inside was unusual in that it wasn't numbered but had three sides marked with red, yellow and green discs, and three sides with half-and-half red/yellow, yellow/green and green/red discs.
 
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19. Board Game: Zotto [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Zotto
Die in Pop-o-matic bubble has letters
 
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20. Board Game: Pop-A-Word [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Pop-A-Word
 
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21. Board Game: Poppo [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Poppo
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I've never played this game, but I own it because it comes with 5 Pop-o-matics that can be disassembled with a standard phillips screwdriver, so you can add your own dice.
 
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