I'm still trying to pin down this 1970's electronic game I had as a kid. It was like Operation, but involved getting pirate's treasure, one such piece was a goblet. Doing some research, I discovered that Operation was based on the old "wire-loop" games.
Is there any particular type of heading that games like Operation fall under? Has anyone compiled a list of all of the Operation-type spin-offs, like Sunken Treasure? Thanks!
It's definitely not Alien Autopsy (that's kinda creepy) nor Piraten-Schatz. Was the latter available in America? I'm strongly leaning towards the Haunted Treasure Hunt by Milton Bradley. I'll post a new thread and see what comes of it.
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Yes, it did fit the description and thank you for mentioning it. It's not the game I had as a kid, but is has opened my eyes to the plethora of games like what I'm looking for. I had no idea how many different "Operation-type" games were out there. Thanks for your help!
I like to help others. Only need help for my thread on where to find board games in morocco :(
But I did not misunderstand You? This sunken treasure or Piraten-Schatz or whatever it is game did open Your eyes for the plethora of games?
A friend of mine had Piraten-Schatz. It was fascinating for kids but looking back and being older it was a quite abysmal excuse for a game. And expensive as well. No comparison to a good german game one gets today.
To paraphrase a reviewer of Monopoly Banking: 70 USD for Monopoly Banking. One could have gotten at least two good games instead and thus many hours of fun instead of two hours of boredom.