Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Trouble Board Game

Trouble was developed by the Kohner Brothers and initially manufactured by Irwin Toy Ltd., later by Milton Bradley (now part of Hasbro). The game was launched in the United States in 1965. Players compete to be the first to send four pieces all the way around a board. Pieces are moved according to the roll of a die

The most notable feature of Trouble is the "Pop-o-matic" dice container. This device is a clear plastic hemisphere containing the die, placed over a flexible sheet. Players roll the die by pressing down quickly on the bubble, which flexes the sheet and causes the die to tumble upon its rebound. The Pop-o-matic container produces a popping sound when it is used, and prevents the die from being lost. The captive die allows for quick dice rolls, and players' turns can be performed in rapid succession.

70's Trouble Commercial

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2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I just found your site via youtube because my 2-year old daughter wanted to hear "We are Santa's Elves" on the computer.

    Just thought I'd share a Christmas story with you: We bought Don't spill the Beans and Gnip-Gnop for our 4 & 6 year old niece & nephews.
    They excitedly ripped open the wrapping, and when they saw it was an old-school game they didn't recognize, they quickly dropped it and moved on to the next present.
    But the next day when they actually played it, they liked them.

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  2. Boy that board sure was tiny!

    I think my best friend had that game but we all liked playing "Sorry!". It was basically the same game minus the nifty pop up thingy.

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