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Games We Played As Kids In The 70's!
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Welcome to the 1970's, a decade of electromechanical arcades, Pet Rocks, Pixie Sticks, Slurpies, Wackie Packies, Crazy Covers, Sea Monkeys, Mood Rings, Bazooka Joe, Rocket Pops, Magic 8-Balls, X-Ray Specs... oh...and a host of unforgettable boardgames we played as kids in the 70's!
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1. Board Game: Creature Castle [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
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The monster cards were cool...and what kid could resist the box cover?
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2. Board Game: Blast [Average Rating:6.22 Unranked]
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It was sure neat blasting those little ships off the board
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3. Board Game: Mouse Trap [Average Rating:4.10 Overall Rank:11036]
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This classic came out really strong in the 70's. I still remember the TV commercial: "...throw the dice, move your mice...It's Mouse Trap!"
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4. Board Game: BattleBoard [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Another 'blasting' game, this time with knights moving behind castle walls
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5. Board Game: Which Witch? [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:10823]
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Totally scary classic involving kids, a haunted house, witches, mice, spells, traps...and a 'whammy ball'
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6. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.51 Overall Rank:11033]
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EVERYONE was playing it!
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7. Board Game: Task Force [Average Rating:4.39 Unranked]
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One of those 'Helen of Toy' games you saw in comic books. This one promised 'giant battlefields.' The action-packed ads virtually assured you an entire war would be delivered right to your home!
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8. Board Game: Sub Search [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:7937]
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Underwater 'Battleship'----ships against subs lurking in up to 3 'deepness' levels!
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9. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2102]
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Another game EVERYBODY was playing in the 70's. Still remember that colonel on the box just daring you to have a good time.
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10. Board Game: Tank Battle [Average Rating:5.30 Overall Rank:10391]
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A little like Stratego, but the little tanks and the board were just too awesome for words
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11. Board Game: Chopper Strike [Average Rating:5.04 Overall Rank:10604]
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Tank Battle in 3D! Choppers vs Jeeps!
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12. Board Game: 4000 A.D. [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:10073]
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I actually borrowed this game from the local library to play it. (Did we have cool libraries back in the 70's or what!) In this game interplanetary fleets navigate between stars whose names are all actually real
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13. Board Game: Manhunt [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:8795]
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The 'crime computer' was actually a battery operated spinner
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14. Board Game: Lost Gold [Average Rating:5.21 Unranked]
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Gold prospecting game. Came complete with a comic book. The magnetic gold detector was neat!
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15. Board Game: Big Foot [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:9062]
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The latter 'Six Million Dollar Man' episodes had reintroduced Big Foot fever! But this game was just plain fun.
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16. Board Game: Carrier Strike! [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:5744]
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Little Toy carriers and planes were just too much to resist...and a lot of kids had to get it after seeing 'Midway'
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17. Board Game: King Oil [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:4288]
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Strike oil and get rich, just like the Beverly Hill Billies
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18. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9575]
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The conquer the world game! And what kid did not want to do THAT!?
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19. Board Game: Enemy Agent [Average Rating:6.16 Unranked]
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Based on all the supposed goings on near and about the Berlin Wall. All we knew was that your opponent had a whole bunch of spies crossing over and making a beeline for your secret plans! The ID checker (red transparent plastic scanner) supplied an added 'WOW' factor.
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20. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:6734]
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Another true classic everyone was playing in the 70's...box cover made it look a bit more high brow than it really was
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21. Board Game: The Sinking of the Titanic [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:6868]
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Had to abandon the Titanic, which was slowly tilting upward and sinking--sort of grim if you think about it--but we were kids and we thought it was great!
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22. Board Game: Dungeon Dice [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:4836]
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Pre-D&D. No monsters, just a race by prisoners to dig themselves out of a dungeon as fast as they can...the dice really rocked, and we got to use them ALOT!
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23. Board Game: Go For Broke [Average Rating:4.51 Overall Rank:11000]
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For some reason I just remember playing this at a kid's house and with everybody chewing tons of Bazooka.
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24. Board Game: The Fastest Gun [Average Rating:5.39 Overall Rank:9075]
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Get lots of money so you can pay cowboys to draw against each other at high noon. It was a surprise how much we really liked doing that!
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25. Board Game: Dungeon! [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:2804]
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Was played during the D&D craze of the late 70's by kids who thought D&D was too hard. But actually a great game. Let's see, go into a creepy dungeon, kill monsters, get treasure and race your opponents to the exit---WOW, somebody just pushed the KID button!
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