January 17, 2006

Madcap Marathon - A Game of My Youth

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There's nothing quite like finding a game made in 1982 because you get a cover image that is just too funny looking. Madcap Marathon comes with a family of four that all seem to have red hair (I guess that was the cool thing in 1982) and a father and son combo that both have obscenely dated frames.

Besides the box, you also get an awesome game that is so much fun and that I still play really well. There's Bumpin' Basketball, Maniac Maize, High Hurdles, and Wavy Waters, each testing a different finger skill while being timed. My favorites have to be Maniac Maize and Wavy Waters. Clearly I need to break out this game and maybe Uno at the next sock party.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 7:54 AM



what a coincidence, i was almost about to call you last night to ask if you knew any good places to buy board games in the city. I ended up doing a fruitless search through a number of chess stores, K-mart and a Games Workshop (think Warhammer 40,000), all without finding the game I was seraching for - Acquire. Any thoughts on places to find semi-obscure board games?

Posted by: mike at January 17, 2006 9:07 AM

it cant possibly be as cool as Hungry Hungry Hippo.

Posted by: christina at January 17, 2006 9:16 AM

i think the sock party needs to become semi-annual! or, just a board game night...

Posted by: janelle at January 17, 2006 12:15 PM

mike, is acquire a recent game? i've never heard of it before. what about ebay?

christina, it's so much better than hungry hungry hippo because there is more than one repetitive action. it's really a test of skills.

maybe i will janelle. just not much room right now.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2006 1:18 PM

actually, Acquire (the game of mergers and acquisitions) is about 50 years old, but it just never got that popular. i equate it to Monopoly without the chance factor (I mean luck, not the "you win a beauty pageant" cards). it's an awesome game though, i'll let you know if i get it.

I know it's available on ebay, but i hate waiting!

Posted by: mike at January 17, 2006 1:31 PM

We will also need Battleship.

Posted by: Jen at January 17, 2006 2:16 PM

i hear ya - i planned on having board game nights at my last place (which was huuuuge) but now: no room for parties. :(

Posted by: janelle at January 18, 2006 11:40 AM

thank you soooooo much. i have been trying to explain this game and all i could remember about the title was madcap. my boyfriend was sure i had made it up after looking for the last 2 month on ebay. thank you for proving me right and that im not a loon who made it up

Posted by: michelle at December 17, 2006 3:00 PM

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