Games From Childhood You WISH You Had
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Just a jaunt down memory lane. What games do you wish you still had (or maybe do) from childhood. If you don't mind list the decade or year you played these.
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1. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:232]
Preston Fuller
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Ashland
New Hampshire
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Oh, how I loved this game. Playing it with my 8 year old brother. It realy was a Euro-Game way ahead of its time. Bought it at a local toy store in 1982.
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2. Board Game: Wizard's Quest [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2937]
Preston Fuller
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I used to play this with my best friend and older cousin in Wyoming in the early summer's of the 1980's. My cousin would crush us but we played this thing all the time. The orcs are so funny looking.
 
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3. Board Game: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1619]
Preston Fuller
United States
Ashland
New Hampshire
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Only played it once or twice in 1981 but it holds a memory of sleep-overs with my friends around the fourth of july.
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4. Board Game: Time Tripper [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:7297]
Preston Fuller
United States
Ashland
New Hampshire
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I was WAY to young to know hoe to play this game. My mom got it for me because a grad student she had in a course that she taught said it was a great game. I used to try and read the rules and loved looking at the chits and wondering, "what if a soldier from Vietnam (not that removed from when the game came out) fought a squad of Roman legioneers. Sealed my love for ALT. History books like "The Guns of the South" and Islands in the Sea of Time"
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5. Board Game: The Sinking of the Titanic [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:8601]
Preston Fuller
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Ashland
New Hampshire
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What the titanic was doing in an ocean that had tropical islands, I have not a clue. Yet, we played this game silly one summer when I was around 12 years old. We used to pride ourselves, in our adolescent sexuality, to see who could save the hot looking maid and have her in our life-boat ooo, la, la.
 
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6. Board Game: Careers [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:4929]
Steve Bennett
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Grinnell
Iowa
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I played this in the 60s, and after reading a review that said it was ahead of its time and more sophisticated than most people remember, I'd love to try it again.
 
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7. Board Game: Sub Search [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:8427]
Mike Banks
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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Forgot all about this one until someone randomly posted it in another list (that *might* just be me in the photo on the box)

...mebbe i'll trade for it someday..
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8. Board Game: Foto-Electric Football [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:11897]
Mike Banks
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Harrisburg
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This was my dad's when he was a kid in the '50's -- I started playing around 1970, and it has been a regular at family Thanksgiving gatherings ever since.

Still have the one in the photo
 
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9. Board Game: Which Witch? [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:15077]
Mike Banks
United States
Harrisburg
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Wow -- a classic from the early '70's!


Fetches a pretty penny these days on E-Bay, too -- which is (mostly) why I wish I still had it..
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10. Board Game: Air Trix [Average Rating:4.82 Unranked]
Mike Banks
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Harrisburg
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OMG!!! *ANOTHER* lost classic from the mid '70's

It was a toss-up as to which was my favorite -- this game or my VertiBird

I want it back! <sniff>
 
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11. Board Game: Ice Cube [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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Stratford
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I had completely forgotten about this one until I stumbled on it in a thrift store. Paid a buck, then saw what it goes for on Ebay!
Memories, Shmemories, I went for the cash! ($130 if I remember correctly)
Still, it was a fun stroll down memory lane while I had it.
 
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12. Board Game: Ice Cube [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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I had completely forgotten about this one until I stumbled on it in a thrift store. Paid a buck, then saw what it goes for on Ebay!
Memories, Shmemories, I went for the cash! ($130 if I remember correctly)
Still, it was a fun stroll down memory lane while I had it.
 
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13. Board Game: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Game [Average Rating:5.19 Unranked]
Scott Nelson
United States
Draper
Utah
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This game I remember fondly after watching the movie, I had to get it. I got it, and eventually lost it years later. I have no idea where half of my games went to, but I fear my parents unloaded them to the local thrift store. This one and Bermuda Triangle.
 
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14. Board Game: Bermuda Triangle [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:12455]
Scott Nelson
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Draper
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This one was the first game with the mechanics of using magnets I believe. For me it was, anyways. It was a simple pick up and deliver game, or rather just pick up, while staying away from the bermuda triangle. I have all of this game except the board - cut it up once for needed cardboard for additonal roborally boards.
 
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15. Board Game: Laser Attack [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:11169]
Scott Nelson
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Draper
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Still have this game except the board, same result as the bermuda triangle board. But on the flipside, those additional boards for Roborally are great additions.
 
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16. Board Game: Dungeon! [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:3535]
Michael Pennisi
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Carpentersville
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This started me down the road of gaming. There isn't much to it but it would be fun to have.
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17. Board Game: Dark Tower [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:2125]
David Tolin
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Beaumont
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I'm surprised this one hasn't been added yet. This game was played into complete submission (i.e., it was totally broken by the time we were done with it) by me and my friends in the early 1980's.

I don't know how well it's held up over the years since I no longer have a copy, and I guess I'll never know. This is one of those games that is selling for prices that are just stupid.
 
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18. Board Game: Dark Tower [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:2125]
David Tolin
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Beaumont
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I'm surprised this one hasn't been added yet. This game was played into complete submission (i.e., it was totally broken by the time we were done with it) by me and my friends in the early 1980's.

I don't know how well it's held up over the years since I no longer have a copy, and I guess I'll never know. This is one of those games that is selling for prices that are just stupid.
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19. Board Game: Getaway Chase [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Ken F
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Fort Wayne
Indiana
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For me it was the Red Box version of the Getaway Chase Game. Not much of a game, but boy did I love it!
 
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20. Board Game: Barbarian Kings [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:8778]
Preston Fuller
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Ashland
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I do own this game, in the original magazine form no less. The magazine has an article about how we will one day explore space in this thing called a "space shuttle". There is also a sneak-peek review about "The Empire Strikes Back" im the mag. I would love to play it again but fat chance in hades I will find someone who wants to play.
 
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21. Board Game: Go to the Head of the Class [Average Rating:4.58 Overall Rank:15188]
Russell Gifford
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South Sioux City
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I remember this game because it was impossible to get the answers at the age I was trying to play it. The ONLY ones I remember getting were television - this was in '64 or '65, I think. But there were only a few I could get even in that category! Who would believe less than 20 years later, Trivial Pursuit who make knowledge 'cool' and 'trendy!'

 
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22. Board Game: Slapshot [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2765]
Graham Smallwood
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Santa Ana
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One of three games my older brother would play with my younger brother and me. Best childhood memories I have. Found a beat up copy of Dragonmaster at a game store in Ann Arbor. Second one was Wizard Quest (mentioned above) that I got on eBay. Third is Slapshot, that I am still looking for (the edition pictured). Don't intend to ever play any of the three, but they'll make me happy forever.

 
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23. Board Game: En Busca Del Imperio Cobra [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:14198]
Juan Bascuñana
Spain
Barcelona
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When I was a kid, about 10 years old (or perhaps younger), I played in the school. In a corner of the court of the school. Long time ago "sniff!" that I can't remember of all the whole game: the cards, the mechanic... well, the game is simple. Only when I talk about the game with my friends come to my mind some aspects of the game.
I wish some day play again
 
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24. Board Game: New Orleans Big Band [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:9641]
Werner Stangl
Austria
Graz
Styria
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I wished for a long time and now will probably get it from ebay.
 
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25. Board Game: Star Reporter [Average Rating:5.81 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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I loved this game!
 
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