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    Many games that were initially launched in the '70s have never gone away- they're still being made today, and remain as popular as ever. Also, some have been re-introduced in a 'retro' context after an absence of 20 years or more.
    Two that have never left us are Connect 4 and Mouse Trap; Ker-Plunk and Twister have also reappeared after about two decades in the wilderness. Can anyone name any others?
    (I would have included Cluedo as well, but just found out this actually came out in '65!!)

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    i do not think scrabble has ever left us.
    Snakes and ladders is surely still with us.
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    • #3
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      When were things like guess who invented? That is still around, although I noticed an electronic version being advertised which is just wrong.
      1976 Vintage

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        I think its really funny that there is a current TV advert for the Hasbro toys at the mo! Some of you may have seen it, for Twister, Mousetrap, etc (advertises 5 games).

        I find it funny and eerie at the same time, I mean, they were games I played in the 80s as a kid, and its funny to see them advertised for today's young generation as all I can visulise is that they are more into their Wii and consoles, etc. LOL, it would be rare surely to have kids of today play those boardgames nowadays?

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        • #5
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          My girlfriend's nephew & niece like playing board games from what I've seen.
          The Trickster On The Roof

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by darren View Post
            i do not think scrabble has ever left us.
            Snakes and ladders is surely still with us.
            We have a winner!
            Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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            • #7
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              Thnx.LOL

              hard to believe theyre still going and there just so basic as well.

              Connect 4 started in 1974 and trivial pursuit surprisingly as early as 1979.

              From what ive found out both are no longer in production.




              Originally posted by zabadak View Post
              we have a winner!
              FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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              • #8
                Re: '70s board games still in production

                You can still get the large Garden versions of Connect 4

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                • #9
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                  The classic one has to be Snakes and ladders which usually has Ludo on the other side of the board
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                  Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                  • #10
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                    Garden versions never heard of such a version of the game.

                    Good to see its still going.


                    Originally posted by fynger View Post
                    you can still get the large garden versions of connect 4
                    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Twocky61 View Post
                      The classic one has to be Snakes and ladders which usually has Ludo on the other side of the board
                      How about tiddlywinks

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                      • #12
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                        Wow really so you mean s and l of the eighties has them two games on the same board.
                        Modern s and l of the last 15 yrs does not.


                        In all the time i played it i never turned the board over to find out.




                        Originally posted by twocky61 View Post
                        the classic one has to be snakes and ladders which usually has ludo on the other side of the board
                        FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                        • #13
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                          HI I collect 70's board games, you may want to look on ebay and boardgamegeek.com ones that are still going have changed they are more PC now like Ideal;'s Crossfire so small and Operation.

                          Here is list for you to say OMG I had that

                          Haunted House
                          Treasure of the Pharaohs
                          One for the Cup
                          Spyring
                          Tank Battle
                          Tank Command
                          It's a Knockout
                          On the Buses
                          War of the Daleks
                          Ghost Train
                          Sky Battle
                          Gunfight at the O.K. Coral
                          Rebound
                          Bumper shot
                          Jaws
                          buckeroo
                          Stratego
                          Battling Gladiators
                          Alley Cats
                          Game of Life
                          Colditz
                          Escape from Colditz
                          Buccaneer
                          Microdot
                          Scream Inn
                          Dads Army
                          Up Periscope
                          Wing-it
                          The fastest Gun

                          Thats a few I know off the top of my head ;/

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                          • #14
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                            I'm pretty sure "Risk" was around in the 70s. The game is still around today in various more modern and revamped forms for shorter and versatile play, but the game I remember playing didn't have mission cards and such; the only objective was complete world domination.

                            Would take about 3 hours and at least 1 permanently damaged friendship to finish those original games if I recall correctly

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                            • #15
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                              I remember me & my brother were once given some games, including a set of Risk which were too young to understand how to play.
                              The Trickster On The Roof

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