Thursday, December 30, 2021

Blockbusters In The 20th & 21st Centuries

During a Christmas of the mid-1980's, my aunt bought me a Waddingtons card game called Blockbusters Gold Run.

The game - based on the popular quiz show at the time: Blockbusters - had a plethora of questions that the players got to take turns in answering.

I have to be fair, I was quite young at the time and may not have appreciated that gift as much as I should have done. With that said, my aunt and I would watch Blockbusters whenever I would stay with her or she would be here with us. So - to her, it was perfect for me.

I don't know what has happened to the game, but - if you know what I am like nowadays - you'll probably guess that this would now be considered THE perfect gift because of my enjoyment of quiz shows and trivia.

While searching for gifts this year, I came across a new Blockbusters game. This one came in a tin case and had a Blockbusters question book and a small board which allows players to have their own game of Blockbusters.

I've gotta have that, I thought to myself. So I bought it.

I played it yesterday with my nephews and one of their girlfriends. I was the host. None of them had ever heard of Blockbusters, so I had to explain the rules before the game.

It was fun, but I couldn't help but wonder what my aunt would have thought of this  21st Century edition of something she bought me back when Blockbusters was at its peak. I am sure she would have enjoyed it. I know for sure she would have played along and I would not have been surprised if she was the one who would have taken over the question duty just to test that brain of mine. 

Just like she always did.

Blockbusters Game

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