20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!

21-04-2017, 12:02
Now the phrase "board games" is associated mainly with throwing dice. Whether it is the simplest children's game “Who will reach the grandmother faster” or games for adults like “Munchkin” or “Monopoly”, everywhere the participants throw bones and perform actions depending on the number dropped out.
But in the days of our Soviet youth, there was a much larger selection of desktop fun. For many games, not only luck, but also agility, reaction and logical thinking were needed.
How many boys gathered in the yard, arranging real table hockey championships! And how many were the gunfighters in the Sea Battle! The editors of Ofigenno.cc invite you to once again plunge into childhood and remember the most popular board games, in which no dice were required to participate in.
Hockey
Perhaps the most gambling board game was just hockey.It’s not for nothing that similar games continue to be released until now. The current hockey is much brighter and more attractive, but a wave of nostalgia rolls precisely at the sight of an old metal toy.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Let hockey sticks sometimes get stuck in the grooves and there were several zones from which the puck could only be reached by hand, as the toy sticks were a bit short, but everyone loved this game. Often, giving their child a “Hockey” for their birthday, the parents first of all accepted themselves to play it while the children enjoyed the cake at the sweet table.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!

Football
Unlike hockey, football table games were not so successful. Although they were produced completely different types. The most common was a game where spring-loaded figures stood still. When the ball hit the figure of a football player of your team, it was necessary to delay and release. Thus it was possible to strike or give the transfer. The disadvantage of such a game was a rather-crooked field, so that the ball did not reach all the figures.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
There was also a more advanced version of table football. There was no need to pull the figure with your fingers. And he should have tugged levers on his side of the game.On the back of the field, cables were stretched to the figures, with the help of which the players beat the ball.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
In another version of "Football" was not even the players themselves. There were only holes at the bottom of which there were two hammers: yours and the opponent. It was necessary to have time to press the necessary key faster than the opponent when the ball rolled into the hole. Then the ball flew in a certain direction. It was played by newbies, it was decided to agree on the alternate pressing of buttons: first the enemy beat, then you struck back.
Basketball
“Basketballs” were also several varieties, the most popular of which was built exactly according to the same principle as the previous “Football” game, only it was necessary to throw the ball in the basket. The game was very popular, in recreation parks in special pavilions there were similar slot machines of large size.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!

In the older version of "Basketball" there was no transparent ceiling that did not allow the ball to fly away from the field. But such a game could be folded in a small box.The principle of the game was the same as that of the previous "Basketball", only to strike a blow, it was necessary to pull the levers on the side.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Another type of "Basketball" squandered players in different areas. Here it was necessary to have time to throw more balls into the basket than your opponent. Here, you could not prevent your opponent, but you could even play yourself.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!

Sea battle
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
In "Battleship" was played not only in the lessons in notebooks in the box. There was a special electronic version of this popular game. Players sat down opposite each other and put ships on the field. To make your move, you had to put a special chip next field and press a button. At the same time there was a sound of a torpedo shot If the charge was accurate, then on the small screen the silhouette of the ship turned red, accompanied by the sound of an explosion.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
There was another type of “Sea battle” where it was necessary to physically sink the enemy ships, shooting at them with small balls. The ritual of aiming caused a special delight, during which it was necessary to rotate the weapon, looking for the target in a special mirror.
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!

Behind the wheel
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
In those days when nobody had ever dreamed about computer car simulators,The game “Behind the Wheel” was a desirable toy for all boys. The rotating disk created an excellent illusion that the car was really going. And the ritual of starting the game with a key, real pedals, a steering wheel and a gearbox delighted all the boys.
Mototrek
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Another boys dream is Mototrek. First of all, it was necessary to assemble a race track from individual parts, and then it was possible to arrange real cross-country competitions. Motorcyclists descended on the sloping surface of the track, and they were pulled up by a special lift that was powered by batteries.
Loom
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
While the boys had fun with cars and motorcycles, girls were offered to play with a miniature loom. There was no excitement and spirit of competition in this toy, but in the course of the game the process of weaving was very clearly and intelligibly explained. In addition, it was possible to learn to weave a cloth with different patterns.
Morse code
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Another toy with a view to raising future professionals. “Morse code” was a rather specific game, after which many children managed to inculcate a love for radio sport and in the future they grew up as excellent signalmen.
Hippo
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
The simple, but extremely addictive game "Hippo" liked both boys and girls. It was necessary to eat as many balls as possible, for which they started up all sorts of tricks. For example, they released the balls not immediately, but one by one, trying to immediately catch them with their begemotos.
Put ring
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
In this game, it was necessary to throw rings on special pins. Each successful attempt was awarded a certain number of points. In order to throw the ring, it was necessary to install it in a special slot and press a button.
Skittles
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Funny toy offered to knock down as many pins as possible, launching a ball that swayed on a string. Each of the pins had a value, so any throw needed to be carefully calculated.
Mini billiards
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Children were introduced to adult games. For example, a special pool with small balls was on sale. The principle of this desktop game was about the same as in adult billiards. Is that some varieties were completed with an unusual cue on a spring, which, before the blow, it was necessary to take it off.
Roulette
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!

Children could play more gambling games, for example, make bets on roulette.The structure of the game included a playing field and chips - everything, as in a real casino. Officially, the toy was called “Carousel-Lotto”, but everyone called it simply a tape measure.
Pinball
20 board games since the USSR. All Soviet children dreamed of them!
Of course, no one heard such a name as “pinball” in the Soviet Union. But there was no common name for such games. There was a lot of fun in which it was necessary to launch a ball and earn points depending on the trajectory of its movement. They were usually called simply “balls” or “bullet”, and no one remembered.
Yeah, at one time it was impossible to break away from these games. And now it would be great to play many of them. If you, in the form of board games of the past, were swept by a wave of nostalgia, then be sure to share your joy with your friends and introduce them to this recording.

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