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Friday, December 20 2013 00:29

Holiday Gift Guide: Retro Board Games from Winning Moves Games

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With only four more days to order 'till Christmas (as of this writing), a lot of folks are still seeking those last-minute gift ideas, and one sure-fire hit is some classic board games from my friends at Winning Moves Games. Having already enjoyed their reproduction of the classic Ouija Board through the Halloween Season, this winter we've been spending time with Classic Yahtzee, Classic "Popomatic" Trouble, and Classic Sorry! Officially licensed by Hasbro, these games are quality versions of the now-retro originals that many folks had as kids. In fact, the Yahtzee and Trouble are the exact versions that I had as a kid in the 1980s. The big hit here at Rock Father HQ? Oh yes, it's Trouble...

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trouble1Chalk it up to that fun "Popmatic" bubble, or maybe just the ease of play, but Trouble is just as fun now as it was 30 years ago. Recommended for ages 5+, my four year old says it best when she tells us "this game is sooooo fun!"

Be the first to make it all the way around the board with each of your four pegs, and you win.

You can get it directly from Winning Moves, or from Amazon (among other retailers).

Curious about Yahtzee or Sorry!? Check out the videos below...

Order all of these great games and others (like MONOPOLY, CLUE and BOGGLE) in time for Christmas via my affiliate, Amazon:

For more Seasonal fun, check out my Holiday Hub right here on The Rock Father.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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