previous post, I talked about the possible origin of Chicken Fever. One of the sources I referred to was a paper board game played with a pair of dice. Here are a few more of these colorful, portable games which seem to have enjoyed some popularity in the 1970s. I'm not sure of the rules, but they're still fun to look at.
The above pic is of an Ultra Seven game. It's got a lot of action sequences and kaiju illustrations. Here are some closeups:
|I guess you got points as you moved across the board. (?)|
|Maybe landing on 105 got you fried and you had to go back some spaces? I dunno. My guess is kids made up the rules, which is a lot more fun anyway!|
interview with Mel Birnkrant (the creator of the Outer Space Men toys), he mentioned that after 1969, when astronauts basically found nothing on the moon, interest in space toys plummeted in the USA. Well, things went quite a bit differently in the 1970s in Japan, with the release of Henshin Cyborg, Microman, etc.
|The title reads "Space Kaiju Game."|
|Kong in space? Oh, yeah.|
|Wouldn't it be fun to take out a game like this at a coffee shop and start playing? Even a small table would be enough space.|
|With the way the numbers are laid out, it looks like there must be some rules. Maybe you had to role a certain combination or sequence to defeat each kaiju?|
|I like the way the names are written. Here's Gonga.|
|Talk to the hand, Gomess!|