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Subject: Finding old "mousetrap" like game about a circus... rss

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Charlie Cleveland
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Hey everyone,

I've been passionate about board games for my whole life. I've been fortunate enough to transition my passion into a career making video games. I just love everything about games! I just stumbled across Stop Thief on someone's shelf and immediately brought up a mental/emotional image of a game I've been trying to find for a long time.

The game was one from the 70s or 80s, which was a contraption game, not unlike Mousetrap. All I remember about from my childhood was that it took place at a circus, had these flat plastic figures for characters (with stickers on each side) and there was a shark tank. I remember that some character (named Casey I believe), and at the culmination of the "game", the character could be launched across the set and land in that shark tank.

Every time I see a stack of old games in a 2nd hand store, I find myself looking for box that has Casey in it. I can't remember what it's called and I can't seem to find it with Google searching. But if there's one forum anywhere that would attract the attention of someone that DID know this game, it would be here...

Anyone?wow
 
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I'm a a loss.

All I can suggest is browsing the Circus theme category to see if something jumps out.
 
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Chuck Meeks
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And the answer is.............

Flying Finnegan

Here is a video of it I found on Youtube:


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Oh my gosh, yes Flying Finnegan is it!!

Thank you so much!
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You are very welcome!
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I think Mr. Dressup can be blamed for your confusing Casey with Finnegan
 
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I can't believe this. The paragraph you wrote is basically a copy of one I wrote on Stack Exchange. Except I had a fleeting memory of the twirlers on the pole.
Thanks to everyone - I swear I thought I had invented this game in my memory after a while. I think my Mom bought it at a garage sale and it did not feature in my youth for very long... I've been trying to figure this out for years.
 
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