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
Life: A Depressing reflection on Reality
Chutes and Ladders: Nothing you do matters
Splat: Literally Crush your little sister’s Dreams
Forbidden Bridge: Weird Architectural decisions
Don’t Wake Daddy: You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Woken
Candyland: A Game Where you don’t need counting or reading
Connect 4: Fill it up just for fun
Fireball Island: Because the INDIANA Jones License Is Expensive
13 Dead End Drive: Get Really Excited about Murder
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.
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