Fleas on Fred is another game in a long line of games from the early 1990’s that implement weird gameplay mechanics in order to appeal to children. While the game should be enjoyable for children, due to its’ easy difficulty level, the game is nothing more than a curiosity for adults.
Growing up in the early 1990’s I have fond memories of playing Grabbin’ Grasshoppers when I was young. After so many years the question becomes how well has the game held up? I think the game would still be quite fun for children, but it is only a quick distraction for adults.
In Maximum Throwdown the object of the game is to throw cards in order to increase the number of symbols showing on your cards while covering up your opponent’s symbols. While the game can be fun at times, it is not a particularly deep experience.
Are you ready for some Pig Pong? No not Ping Pong but Pig Pong. Pig Pong is a 1986 game created by Milton Bradley where players use a pig in order to blow air to push the ball onto the other side of the net. Pig Pong may be a children’s game but is is surprisingly more enjoyable for adults than you would expect.
In 1970 Parker Brothers tried to create their own version of air hockey with the game Buckshot. Buckshot is billed as the “world’s fastest indoor game.” Unfortunately the game is slower than advertised and is just plain boring.
Before Jenga hit the markets in 1983, the Ideal Corporation made their own tower building game. In 1967 Ideal released Careful The Toppling Tower Game. With its’ huge tower, Careful had the potential to be a great game. Unfortunately due to some issues with the components, the game never reaches the heights that it could have.