Bored Games? Hell, No!
I have a friend who hates puns. Like, despises them. Which of course means that I will assault her with one every chance I get. The title of this article, then, is for you, Tina. Smooches.
No, I’m talking about BOARD games. They still make them, right? I know they still make the classics. Candyland. Mousetrap. Clue. I see them in the stores. Do they still make board games of pert-near every pop culture franchise, though, like they used to do when I was a kid? I had the The Six Million Dollar Man board game, and the Frogger and Pac-Man board games, and a The Monster Squad board game, and Wheel of Fortune, and WWF Wrestling Stars. I even had the Jaws game, although it was more like Operation than a standard board game. All the latter are basically the same; they’re counting games. Great for kids, but adults tend to find them kinda dull.
This nifty article from the fine folks over at bloodydisgusting.com, one of my personal favorite websites, offers a retrospective of Horror-related board games from yesteryear. I’d never heard of any of them, as they were all a bit before my time. If they were re-released today, though, I’d buy ‘em, just because they look so cool. (How did I miss the ALIEN game?!) One classic game of yesteryear is missing from the list, though: the official DARK SHADOWS board game! THAT is the one I most want to see make a comeback!
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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