10 Board Games 80s Kids Played On A Rainy Day!

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A version of the game was released as a tie-in to the animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters, with identical play mechanics but Ghostbusters characters and cards. Which Witch? was sold as Haunted House by Denys Fisher and later as Ghost Castle in the UK.

2. Crossbows and Catapults

The action adventure game where skill and imagination win the battle! Or the person who as modified their catapults with 3 elastic bands – they should have been classed as deadly weapons!

Crossbows and Catapults, also known as Battlegrounds, is a game of physical skill first released in 1983. It has since been published by several different game publishers including Lakeside, Alga (Brio), Base Toys, Tomy and currently Moose Toys (under the name Battlegrounds Crossbows and Catapults). In the game two sides, originally Vikings and Barbarians but later other names were used, build fortifications from plastic bricks then opposing players attempt to destroy each other’s castle with rubber-band powered crossbows (similar to ballistae) and catapults firing plastic disks. In the most recent version launched in 2007, the two sides were Orcs and Knights.

In the Tomy version, the two armies are called the Impalers of the Clannic Shelf and the Doomlords of Gulch. The Impalers inhabit the Clannic Shelf, a large floating rock island 500 metres above the surface of Otherworld. The shelf has a gravitational effect on the Doomlords, causing them to have a shorter, squatter frame than the Impalers.

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