10 Insane Commercials for Board Games.

The 80’s and early 90’s were a weird time for television, and it didn’t help matters that companies like Hasbro, Parker Brothers, and Pressman had money to burn on ridiculous board game commercials. Lets take a look at a few of them, shall we?

Mouse Trap: Good Luck Setting it Up Right

Weird cat mascot tries to get children to play a game.
I bet you forgot about the weird cat mascot.

Life: A Depressing reflection on Reality

Everything about this commercial screams “normal”. Right?

Chutes and Ladders: Nothing you do matters

Splat: Literally Crush your little sister’s Dreams

This child takes no pleasure in it, but the murder must be carried out.

Forbidden Bridge: Weird Architectural decisions

Let’s protect our jewels with a giant stone mech that shakes a pretty rickety bridge?.

Don’t Wake Daddy: You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Woken

Tiptoe to the fridge for a snack? Or tiptoe to escape?

Candyland: A Game Where you don’t need counting or reading

Can I get a fact check on whether or not this is Nancy Wheeler?

Connect 4: Fill it up just for fun

You will never be as happy as these Connect 4 pieces.

Fireball Island: Because the INDIANA Jones License Is Expensive

13 Dead End Drive: Get Really Excited about Murder

Later these children proceeded to murder their parents for the inheritance money.

I also just want to take a quick moment to appreciate the truly horrifying muppets used in the 13 Dead End Drive commercial that they’ve paired with equally horrible puns.

See you “ladder” chef.
It’s Knighty Knight for the Hair Dresser
Lights out for the “boyfriend”.

Did I miss any of your favorite board game commercials? Are you perplexed as to why Crossfire isn’t on this list? Come to our Reddit Forum to get into a fight about whether or not Crossfire counts as a board game.

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