Invite The Gang Over For An Old-Fashioned Automobile Party
Because Clowns Just Plain Ol' Scare Me
Posts Of Halloween Past
I've been busy this Halloween; here's a round-up of the Halloween posts I made this year:1. Vintage Halloween party recipes
, from this issue of The Royal Neighbor
Halloween's a blast! Back when you could shoot children who annoyed you
My review of the retro skeleton game based on Dark Shadows' vampire, Barnabas Collins
My review of a gravedigger's memoirs
Did you see the antique vampire killing kits
up for auction?
Labels: antique, books, ephemera, games, Halloween, illustration, retro, vintage
Answers For Those Questions You Asked Your Erudite Friends
Vintage Bridal Shower Party Games
Mess Around With One Of The "Mediums"
From that Scholastic Crosswords for Teen Agers book
, one of the "medium" puzzles called This Or That
Click for a larger scan; I'll post the answers in a few days.
Labels: 1960s, books, children, games, puzzles, quiz
Using Peer Pressure To Hook Teens On Crossword Puzzles
The back cover of Scholastic's Crosswords for Teen Agers
not only uses the "C'mon, join the crowd!" to push the crack of word games that is "crossword puzzles", but employs sexual dance euphemisms to lure the teens in:
Dozens of delightful puzzlesCrosswords for Teen Agers
Tailored to your taste...and your tempo
Pick up speed as your do along:
Enjoy yourself with the "easies"
Mess around with the "mediums"
Tangle with the "toughies"
, by Murray Rockowitz, copyright 1958 (TAB Books, published by Scholastic), 6th printing, May 1963.
Labels: 1950s, 1960s, books, children, games, hip lingo, puzzles
The Game Of Stickerchief
Found in The Book of Knowledge
, Vol XL, The Game Of Stickerchief:
A splendid game that can be played by any number of children is "Stickerchief." It is quite as exciting as hockey or lawn-tennis, and it has the advantage of not requiring expensive balls, racquets, or sticks.
Stickerchief is played with a handkerchief and some short pieces of bamboo, of the sort used by gardeners to hold up tall flowers. A dozen of these bamboos can be bought at any florist's for one shilling.
One shilling? What am I, made of money?
Who compares hockey to lawn-tennis? Well, I might; I find neither "exciting."
Labels: books, children, games, handkerchiefs, snot funny, Victorian
The Sands Hotel First Annual Domino Tournament
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Marquee
Why Mom Never Let Us Play Billiards
Not Playing With A Full Deck Myself...
I'm listing in the store, and as per the usual I get all excited over the
It doesn't matter what it is really, but I have to stop and enjoy it while listing it. I rationalize that buyers want to know all about it, but really it's just because I love stuff.
When playing What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls
I coincidentally drew the heart-shaped personality card shown here. It reads:
You get too excited
Bad for: Surgeon, Lawyer and Astronaut
Yeah, well, I don't want to be any of those things anyway. I don't want to be anything which has a threshold of 'too excited.'
But the reason I'm telling all of you this is that the posts might just be coming all fast-and-furious like. Just one vintage magazine could keep me here for 24 hours -- and maybe you too, huh.
Labels: collecting, games, toys