Brian's World: Fads Of The 80s - Remember These Toys?
The 1980s had to have been the most fun decade ever. Enjoy scanning through the lists of popular and not-so-popular TOYS and GAMES from the Eighties. A * signifies that it was one of my particular favorites.
-- TOYS AND GAMES YOU PLAYED --
Atari 2600/5600 Game Systems * (see video games)
Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls
Colecovision Game System * (see video games)
Erector Sets *
Garbage Pail Kids Trading Cards
G.I. Joe figures
Matchbox Cars *
My Little Ponies
Picture Play Lite
Rubix's Cube *
Rubix's Snake: The follow-up to the Rubix's Cube.
Rubix's Missing Link: The follow-up to the Rubix's Snake-It's starting to get out of hand at this point.
Shrinky Dinks *: Color the plastic sheets and then melt them in the oven
Simon : An electronic game which mainly played "Memory".
Star Wars figures *
Stomper 4x4 cars *
Ants in the Pants
Barrel O' Monkeys
Battleship *: "You sank my battleship!"
Chutes and Ladders
Cootie *: Build a bug
Don't Break the Ice
Don't Spill the Beans
Dungeons And Dragons
Hungry, Hungry Hippos *
-STREET/SCHOOL YARD GAMES-
Red Light, Green Light
Truth or Dare
Kick the Can
Spin the Bottle
Capture the Flag *
Four Squares: (From Sheila in Massillon, Ohio) "Four squares was one big square divided into four smaller squares
painted on the asphalt. I played it with a playground ball and one person would stand in each square. you would have to bounce the ball to others for them to catch with the ball bouncing only in their square.
the person in the main square called the game (little bounces, around the world, or really hard bounces I forget what that was called, etc) If you fail to catch the ball you were out, then you moved to the next square, trying to get to the main square. It sounds more complicated than it was."
Netball: (From Trista Amos in Auckland, New Zealand): "A game mainly played by women, seven on each team. Similar to basketball, although is played outside and and you cannot bounce the ball, only throw it, you have to be quite fit, and at the end of the game you wish you were dead as your body seems somewhat broken."
You can help me expand this page!! If you know of anything that added (or distracted) to/from the 80's culture that aren't listed here then let me know... Or feel the wrath of Mr. T! Please allow up to two weeks for your items to be added before re-sending them. Thanks!
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