I can still remember seeing my first Foosball table. My grandparents where “dorm parents” for a college in Kansas. (This was back when adults monitored students in dormitories. I think a few colleges still do this.) Anyway I was visiting my grandparents in the late 70s, and I went to the dorm cafeteria where I first saw a Foosball table. The students quickly showed me how to play and I was quickly beaten. (lol)
But I was amazed at how fast some of those kids where on those tables. In a blink of an eye they could send that speeding like a bullet into a goal.
I remember seeing this game being advertised on TV and it always seemed odd to me that it was called Ants in the Pants. You are flipping objects into a pair of pants. To me it would have made more sense to be called Grasshopper in your Pants. I guess that name isn’t as catchy. 😛
I have no idea which of the games may still be around. I just like to post things that I remember playing or seeing commercials from when I was a kid, which is the case for Don’t Pop Your Top. I remember watching the commercial but alas I could not find one posted online.
Have a great weekend everyone. See you all on Monday.
Have you noticed that the staple of board games from our childhood are still around today?
Life, Sorry, Monopoly, Trouble, Clue, Scrabble, and many others. (Though I don’t remember Headache.) Monopoly was always one of my favorites.
What was your favorite game?
Here a few fun Wiki facts:
Monopoly – There have been some changes to the board since the original: the colors of Mediterranean and Baltic Avenues (which changed from purple to brown),the colors of the GO square (which changed from red to black), the adoption of a flat $200 Income Tax (formerly the player’s choice of $200 or 10% of their total holdings, which they must calculate before making their decision), and increased $100 Luxury Tax amount (upped from $75).
Life – The late 1980s version areplaced the familiar convertibles from earlier versions with Chrysler-esque minivans.
Clue – The North American versions of Clue also replace the character “Reverend Green” from the original Cluedo with “Mr. Green.” This is the only region to continue to make such a change. Minor changes include “Miss Scarlett” with her name being spelled with one ‘t’, the spanner being called a wrench, and the dagger renamed a knife. And until 2003, the lead piping was known as the lead pipe only in the North American edition.