Thursday, June 28, 2012

Green Ghost board game








Sometimes I get fascinated by the strangest things and this certainly qualifies. 'Green Ghost' is a game that was first published in 1965 and much like the old 'Life' and 'Mouse Trap' games it was played on a 3D board assembled for each session. The gameboard was Glow In the Dark and the commercials apparently encouraged you to play it in the dark to get the full efect. I wonder if that ever resulted in harmful accidents? In 1997 Marx Toys produced a 30th Anniversary edition of the Green Ghost which means I had more than a few chances to see this game but somehow never, ever did! How did I miss this sucker? I would have loved it as a kid and in the late 1990s I would have found it to be kitschy fun. I may have to locate a copy just to see it for myself.

5 comments:

Kal said...

I had this game as a kid and I have been looking for one for years now. I didn't know that they did a 30 Anniversary edition. I think that's the route I want to go.

Rod Barnett said...

I suspect I would never play the game but I'd still really like to get a look at it. We used to set up Mouse Trap just to spring the trap!

Rhatfink said...

We had that one as a kid. It was fun to play in a half-darkened room. However, it always paled in comparison to the Dark Shadows game where you built a skeleton.

Stevie B. said...

Wow! My older sister had this game. Unfortunately by the time I inherited it most of the pieces were missing.

Rod Barnett said...

I still haven't found a copy! Might have to put it on the Christmas list.....