Park and Shop game
Milton Bradley, made in Australia 1960
“Object : drive your car to nearest Park & Shop parking lot, then move your pedestrian to all the stops on the shopping list; return to your car & home before another player.” Wow! Just like the tedium of REAL shopping!
This game is new; and has all its playing pieces and instructions. And for ages 10 and up, you are never too young to be inculcated into the wonderful world that is Shopping! and Parking!
The board game is fantastic…the funky 60s graphics could be framed! All the pieces are there and I don’t think the game has been played with. I wish I’d known about this game when I was writing my urban design paper on shopping malls – I would have put this image on the frontispiece!
This game is for sale: $AUD40
Go to the Top of the Class board game
made in Australia 1956
The game -Go to the top of the Class -was originally made in 1936. This 1956 version was released to coincide with the TV program of the same name. The program had a simple question and answer format, which the game also uses. In America, the program and game was called ‘Go to the Head of the Class’, in Spain it was ‘El primero de la Clase’.
I love the 50s graphics on the game lid- there’s the laid back father, the consoling mother, the humiliated brother and the triumphant sister. Test your knowledge of 50s maths/music/and trivia with this superb game! For 2 to 9 players; age no barrier.
The game has an average play time of 90 minutes- but could be longer if your sister tends towards extreme triumphantism.
The game is for sale: $AUD25