Cory Doctorow at 9:57 pm Thu, Apr 11, 2013
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I'd be (pleasantly) amazed if the actual play in Boris Karloff's Monster Game was anything but tedious, but LOOK AT THOSE GAME TOKENS. DANG.
Boris Karloff's Monster Game
“Karloff does not deserve to smell my SHIT!” — Lugosi as portrayed in Ed Wood. (Yes, I know that in real life it was a Mozart/Salieri rivalry where the two were more or less neutral about each other but were made to be arch rivals for the sake of drama in theatre/film)
“Ages 6 to 12″ , and no older?
We needs us a commodore PET implementation running in virtualbox.
You should really check out the Smallworld games if you don´t know them yet. Some of the most awesomely illustrated and plentiful game tokens I´ve seen and great gameplay as well.
OH MY GOD, MUST OWN!
Wait, the game tokens aren’t bananas.
Looks like this is one of those rare 60′s game that are highly sought by collectors like the Munsters games
The Thing To Do would be to get a copy, scan in the monster token art, and use it to make your own game to modern standards.
That’s pretty awkward marketing since the game is about as complex as CandyLand, and few small children would know who Boris Karloff was by name
Are you kidding? I had Boris Karloff records when I was six. In 1965 (when this game came out), he was hugely popular as a campy meme.
I think marketing to kids was very localized and fragmented with very distinct regional markets. We never saw Soupy Sales, but we had Mr. Rogers from day one.
Now a truly effective cross promotional tie-in would have been to call the game “Monster Mash” after the hit novelty song. But Karloff was not on the original 1962 record, although he did perform the song on Shindig! in 1965. Ain’t Wikipedia wonderful?
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