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    Wink '70s board games still in production

    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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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    i do not think scrabble has ever left us.
    Snakes and ladders is surely still with us.

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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    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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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    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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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    My girlfriend's nephew & niece like playing board games from what I've seen.
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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    Quote 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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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    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.




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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    You can still get the large Garden versions of Connect 4

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    The classic one has to be Snakes and ladders which usually has Ludo on the other side of the board

    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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    Default Re: '70s board games still in production

    Garden versions never heard of such a version of the game.

    Good to see its still going.


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