Spotlight: Planet of the Apes Game by IDW

This past week when I went to my local shop, (World’s Collide BTW)  I was presented with this Planet of the Apes tabletop game by IDW.  I like games and if you pair them with an established property, well I’m an easy mark, so even though I didn’t sincerely recall ordering it, it sounded like something […]

Monster Hunt Game

I found this game at a toy show a while back, it’s dated 1977 and is made by Hasbro but I have no recollection of ever seeing it before.  The vendor was a friend and told me to take it for five dollars, i hadn’t bought anything that day so it was a pretty quick […]

War of the Daleks

TOTALLY TRUE STORY: When i was 15 years old I found a copy of this game at a “Toys and Wheels” store at the mall in Canada. I don’t know how it got there but this store used to buy a lot of close out stock like Action Jackson uniforms and the like so maybe […]

1978 Mattel Electronic Games Catalog

Electronic games have come an incredible way since 1978 but it’s hard not to fondly remember the simple pleasure of these awesome hand helds by Mattel. Without the sophistication available today, these games were not only fun to play but affordable as well. 1978 was a year of modest but popular offerings including a game […]

Chutes Away!

Gabriel’s Chutes Away was one of those games I often requested but never received. It’s pre video game functionality is something we don’t see much anymore.

Spoooooky Games

While Monster Toys often get the shaft in department store catalogs for being too seasonal , the one place where that doesn’t seem to happen is the games section which always have a few monster items in for good measure. Take this 1971 spread for instance, we’ve got the classic Green Ghost game , something […]

Da-Dun Da-Dun Da-Dun

I got the Ideal Jaws game one year for Christmas, the movie itself made me to timid swim in the ocean, lakes and even pools. I never said I was a bright kid.It was a pretty inventive game but I really only remember playing it once or twice before Jaws became a supervillain for my […]