Thursday, January 29, 2015
Game Of Kings!
Once upon in the dim past board games were a nigh ubiquitous aspect of marketing nearly anything in the popular culture. And so it's hardly surprising that King Features comic heroes like The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and Flash Gordon would have their own games.
The Phantom's "Ruler of the Jungle" game from 1966 looks especially keen to play. I love the board design and play pieces too.
If anything Mandrake's board from 1966 is even more visually striking, though the play pieces seem a bit more generic. Still looks like a lot of fun to play.
This Flash Gordon game from 1977 is rather bland comparatively. Though I appreciate the nifty atomic design, it still falls somewhat short. On the upside the play pieces look a tad more sturdy.
Wouldn't mind having any or all of these lovely mementos of days gone by.