Archive | July, 2014

Leapin’ Letters (1969)

6 Jul

After an extended break, I return with one of the silliest games I’ve ever come across. I’ve been playing games all my life, but I’ve really made gaming a hobby in the past 15-20 years. In that time, I’ve found my favorite shopping locations to have changed dramatically. When I first started, I stuck mainly to malls, and mainstream toy stores. We used to have an awesome mall store in Columbus called Games People Play (R.I.P.) in the City Center Mall (R.I.P.). After that closed, I started to wander more to more specific hobby stores like the Guardtower and Soldiery. Until a couple years ago, they’ve been perfectly fine for me (and they still are great stores), but recently I’ve become a bit dissatisfied. Not because they don’t carry the latest and greatest…because they both do, but because the latest and greatest just aren’t exciting me right now. Even the Origins convention which recently took place in Columbus, Ohio didn’t have a whole bunch of exciting new games. I did find a booth that had stacks of 1970s games. I bought one great old board game, and one with a mechanical chicken (hellooooo future posts!)

It’s the small games, or the old games that have me interested. And that’s the main reason why my favorite places to look for games these days are antique shops. Sire, 90% of the time, all you see are old copies of Monopoly for $30…but sometimes you find the little weird games like Leapin’ Letters for $5.

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