Thursday, March 5, 2015

..."puke path"?!

During these 'short', cold days of Winter, it takes 'little' to amuse me, but I 'think' you may get a chuckle out of some of my recent finds, too!

The fabulous Miss R (my roadtrippin' buddy) joined me on Wednesday for a leisurely breakfast,  some 'errands' and a little Thriftin'. My Wednesday thrifting finds ran the gamut from the 'Usuals' (Part of a Sweater Clip -2015#3, some shell jewelry parts and enamel pins)

To GAME LAND.
NOT a place I venture often, but sometimes you gotta do, what you gotta do. I had never heard of ANY of these games before...

The first game- 1971 'CAREERS' by Parker Bros.
The cover has Seriously Retro 'flower power' graphics - the box was sealed at the edges by 'someones' diligence with clear packing tape.  Thus, I couldn't check out the playing pieces, or actually know 'For.Sure.' what was within.
I came home and carefully sliced the seal.  As I was preparing to lift the cover, my thoughts roamed...
Did a previous owner do this, and even the Thrift has no idea as to the contents?...
Did the Thrift do this to keep a TON of UNIQUE playing pieces from getting pocketed?...
and here's what I found...

A COMPLETE game with fun cards
and
almost .65¢ ! (one penny is Canadian, so technically we can't count that as a full cent.)

The 2nd game 'MixMax' is missing it's dice, but has FUN GRAPHICS!
1982 by: OTTO MAIER VERLAG RAVENSBURG
 The third game really had me scratching my head ~ TIPSY LAND!
It has the rules of 'Shutes and Ladders', but instead of a 'shute' there is a 'puke path'.  The final destination 'BAR'.  It does have adorable GLASS shot glasses and a wonderfully graphic GLASS playing board...  But, really?  Mixing this many GLASS objects with intoxicated people can't possibly end good!!!

3 comments:

EM said...

I had an older version of the MixMax game. It was fun. My brother and I used to sit around and try to make the silliest mixes we could. Tipsy Land looks like the ultimate party game. It's now on my list of things to hunt for!

Shara said...

I always hit the game department. I am a sucker for the old game boards and wooden or metal game pieces. I think I remember some sort of mixed up card game like that. Not so sure I want to go down the Puke Trail though....:D

Diana Petrillo said...

Hey there--thanks so much for visiting my blog the other day. Love your finds, especially the enamel pin, and that last game is too much :) I went to Wells College, so I'm familiar with your area.