Sunday, June 20, 2010

'SPOOKS' A spooky 'Snap' card game

Waddington's 'SPOOKS' spine chilling card game [as it says on the box] is a nice take on the classic card game 'SNAP' in which the players have a share of cards that are face down, the players each take a turn and place a card on the table face up and continue to untill another card with the same picture is revealed on the pile, the first player to shout "SNAP' wins those cards and then the game continues again untill a player wins all cards or no matches can be made. Anyway I'm sure a lot of you knew that already. 'SPOOKS' is basically the same game except that the game has a spooky theme of a fold out board with Vampire with bat wings and creepy castle in the background for the cards to be placed upon, and the wonderful spooky cards featuring cartoon monsters - Mr.Ghost, Mr.Hyde, Mrs.Vampire, Mrs.Gorgon, Mrs.Witch, Wolfman, Mr.Vampire, The Mummy, King Kong, Mr.Frankenstein, and Dr.Jekyll. Instead of the winning players shouting "SNAP" in this game they blow a whistle which I think is more fun. Nice game with ghoul...I mean cool graphics.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Here is an interesting and unusual peice of Horror Bags memorabilia, it is a A5 peice of paper of which as you can see below:one side is a short comicstrip entitled 'The Uninvited Guests' and on the reverse is an offer for a 'Horrible' Horror Bags T-shirt. The 'Scary Tale' comicstrip #2 is basically a promotion for 'Fangs' in the horror bag range, there is no date on this promotional flyer but going by the new Fangs snacks [2nd in the range] it must be round about 74/75. Love to see what the first 'Scary tale' was like and if there were also any more. The Horror Bags Dracula T-shirt offer looks wonderful, for 4 empty packs of Bones or Fangs and 69 pence you could send for this stunning and Scary T-shirt of Horror Bags token vampire going "AAARRRAGH!" Boy I would love one of these. As far as I'm aware the promotional flyer were slipped into particular comics such as Fleetway's 'Buster', 'Whoopee' etc.