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Ghost Castle / Which Witch Board Game

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Watch the Video Ghost Castle was a 1985 board game released by MB Games in 1985 int the UK. It also went under the names (with slight style variations of), Which Witch (US, 1970), Brivido (Italy) and the rather hilarious Spookslot in the Netherlands. Reminisce over this family favourite with glowing skulls, scared stiff masks [...]

Matchbox Cars Old vs. New

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Watch the Video Looking at Matchbox, Corgi and Hot Wheel cars past and present, including road structures and the cars themselves. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube If you were anything like my brother and I as a child, you will have undoubtedly played with toy cars, otherwise known as dinky cars or more commonly [...]

HeroQuest Review

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Watch the Video Like it's sister game, Space Crusade, Hero Quest is a fantasy board game, but this time set in a much earlier land, akin to Warhammer vs. Warhammer 40k. You'll find Skeletons, Wizards, Warriors, Goblins and much more inbetween down these eerie corridors. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube So, with Space Crusade [...]

Space Crusade Review

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Watch the Video Space Crusade Board Game review Halloween. This is part 1 of a 2 part review, the second based around another fantasy horror game, Hero Quest. Released in 1990, Space Crusade was a collaboration between MB and Games Workshop. Here I look at the board game with a sneaky peak at the video [...]

Escape From Atlantis Board Game Review

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Watch the Video Escape from Atlantis was a classic 1986 Waddington's board game, which still survives (geddit?) today, in a slightly different form: SURVIVE Escape from Atlantis. In this episode, I - of course - play the original 1980s version I had as a wee snapper. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Have you ever [...]

7 Obscure 80s Toys

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Watch the Video You could argue that most toys from the 80s are pretty obscure, but in this episode, I've isolated 7 particular toys which I consider strange or obscure, and most likely, you've forgotten entirely about them. Join me on this voyage of 1980s toys. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Ahhhh, the 80s... [...]

Tomy Tutor Play Computer Tear Down

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Watch the Video The Tomy Tutor Play Computer is a pre school style toy computer, with orange keys, a red return button, yellow space bar and a variety of on screen images/programs. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Back in 1977 Tomy produced the Tomy Tutor Typer, a plastic toy designed to mimic Mum or [...]

Paint Programs Though the Ages

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Watch the Video A retrospective from Etch-a-sketch up to Paintbrush for Windows 3.1.. a look at how we started with one and ended up with the latter. Featured: Deluxe Paint 3 (Amiga), Tyco Magic Copier, Mario Paint (SNES), The Image System (C64), Lights Alive (Tomy), vTech Video Painter and of course, the etch-a-sketch. Painting! Everyone [...]

Key to the Kingdom

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Key to the Kingdom is a lightweight fantasy RPG game produced by Waddington's from 1990 onwards, available in several markets including the UK and America, where it was released by Golden Games. In Europe the cover art was toned down from the "Scary" UK box by replacing the Demon King with the Wizard of Plenty, [...]

Boglins

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The wonderful creatures known as Boglins arrived on our shores during the late 1980's, piggy backing on the craze of Ghouls, Critters and Gremlins, each having their own respective film, which were widely popular at the time. Consisting of a range of small gobliney, mostery type hand puppets, they were brain child of Tim Clarke [...]

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