9 Unusual Vintage Milton Bradley Board Games

I take a look at 9 Milton Bradley Games from my collection that I never knew about when I was growing up.

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Goren's Bridge for Two 1964

This is a two-player version of Contract Bridge.

Each player gets a "Dummy Rack" that holds a hand of 13 cards (seven face-up and six face-down) to act as his or her partner.

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Easy Money 1974

Like the game Monopoly, the game is based on The Landlord's Game in the movement of pieces around the board, the use of cards, properties that can be purchased, and houses that can be established on them.

When I originally found it I thought it had something to do with the Rodney Dangerfield movie "Easy Money". It does not.

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Rack-O 1966

Rack-O is a sequential-matching card game with the objective of obtaining 10 numbers, in numerical order, in one's hand. The score may be kept on a separate piece of paper, based upon either a custom system or the system provided in the rule book.

Milton Bradley also advertised the Rack-O and Easy Money together on TV in one commercial.

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Smurf Ahoy 1982

I was an avid watcher of the Smurfs cartoon and I had no idea about this game! 

The concept was there was a big ship structure in the game and you would take a spin and then place a Smurf on the matching color of the ship... watch out you don't tip the ship or you lose!

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The Hollywood Squares Board Game 1980

I was familiar with the TV show but I guess I never knew that there was a home version. This one from the '80s was illustrated with kind of a mad magazine style of characters.

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Casper The Friendly Ghost Game 1959

This game based on the Casper cartoons was actually pretty simple. The object is to be the first player to move four ghosts around the spooky path and into the haunted house.

But the artwork for it is amazing and worth having just for that!

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Margie - The Game of Whoopee! 1961

This unusual game is based on an unusual TV show called Margie from the '60s. I actually found a few episodes of the show online and the best way to describe it is - It's like Happy Days but instead of a show that was made in the 1970s pretending it's set in the 1950s. It's in the '60s pretending it's the 1920s.

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Ring Toss

The excitement of a carnival prize game but in your own home! Each player in turn will take the three plastic rings and try to throw them over the post. Most successes win. 

It's more like an outside toy, but it was packaged in a board game box.

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Big Birds Nesticks 1977

One part Ker-plunk one part pick up sticks. Big Bird is placed on a nest with colorful sticks these keep Big Bird upright. The object is to pull the sticks out of the nest without making Big Bird fall. The player who makes Big Bird fall is out, and the other players win. The end :)

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