November 30, 2007

Milton Bradley Board Games - A Blast from the Past

Here’s a blast form the past for all you old-school board game players. Elbow patches and Geritol not included.

Now We don’t quite go this far back ‘cause we’re all pretty young in the whole scheme of things (early to mid 30’s) and that’s why it’s even more unfathomable that most of these old school American games from Springfield Massachusetts are still on the market. We still prefer the more evolved gameplay design of modern family-friendly Eurogames and American Strategy / Party games, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to the American classics with the younger generations.

Here are all the games mentioned in their modern American glory (where applicable):

  1. Easy Money [Amazon]
  2. Park and Shop [Ebay]
  3. Chutes and Ladders [Amazon]
  4. Racko [Amazon]
  5. Pirate and Traveler - Discontinued . No booty for you!
  6. Uncle Wiggly [Amazon]
  7. Go to the Head of the Class [Amazon]
  8. Game of the States [Amazon]
  9. Candy Land [Amazon]

Sure, we've heard of and played almost all of these games, but we had no idea that they all went back that far. The 1950's were literally a completely different age! Today there are some timeless modern classics like Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, and maybe now Pillars of the Earth, but in 60 years will they all still be around, too?

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Posted by Critical Gamers Staff at November 30, 2007 2:09 PM

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