Tuesday, July 9, 2013

80s game night: Heartthrob

So about a month ago, I was cruising Goodwill, per usual, and found maybe my favorite find to date, one that I forced Jamie into carrying around the store in a basket full of purses and ladies shoes. [Tangent: He's a trooper, but honestly I've seen much weirder sites at Goodwill...like the lady, with the cat patches on her mom jeans, who put an oversized teddy bear in the child area of her cart and put a straw hat on it.]

This game has been sitting in my bedroom for a month waiting for the perfect time to play, so I decided Friday night was the perfect occasion since I would be hanging out with Binkley, Beth and Alli and they are the same crew that I had 80s game night with a few months ago. [Tangent: In the last installment, we played my Full House board game and 1984 Juniors edition Trivial Pursuit, which was increasingly difficult because you had to mentally add the suffix "...in 1984" to every question. Ex: Who is the top olympic medalist? etc.]  All I needed was people who had the will to take on the ridiculous with me and tackle the best dream date game EVER MADE.


 [Tangent: As a youth, I didn't have a lot of ultra girly board games because most of them were hand me downs from my older brothers, so a lot of these games are totally new to me. I may not have had Heart Throb, but I could sink your battleship like no one's business. Not so secretly, I pined to own Mall Madness, but my mom refused to spend $25 on a board game. Womp. Womp.] Now I am really making up for lost time...I mean look at these 1988 style hunks!

bolo ties for days!
Although, I had checked out all the suitors previously [Tangent: As in, we had shuffled through all the dates before shelling out the $2.99 at Goodwill.], I was still excited to play. The game basically centers around you choosing the best of 3 suitors [Tangent: Spoiler Alert- I was totally smitten for Duckie Neil. What can I say? I love a gent in a chapeau!] and then guessing which ones your friends will go for. I'm not sure if I am proud of the fact that I was better at betting on who my male friends would wanna "go steady" with.  [Tangent: Yeah...I know the game clearly states it is for "any girls that like boys," but this is 2013 people and my heterosexual male friends wanted to play a dream date game aimed at 12 year olds, dammit!]


You then draw traits for each gent and have to decide if you wanna stick with them or jump ship to another dude. It's pretty awesome. I learned that my boyfriend is not turned off my a rat tail or a guy that picks his nose. These are all good things to know. Then I felt bad for the guys no one was into...like Rocky, who slept with a teddy bear, was captain of the football team and had dreams to graduate high school before the age of 20 [Tangent: Nevermind that he wore suspenders and a belt on a pair of elastic waist pants.].


I sincerely cannot wait to play it again. It may surpass Cards Against Humanity as my favorite party game. Anyway, that's how I spent my weekend. How did you spend yours?

15 comments:

  1. Funny! I enjoy the photo of Jamie!

    This post made me thing of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-YuyCgd2os

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    1. He may enjoy the game more than I do

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  2. I wish I still had Mall Madness. I loved that game.

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    1. If I see a copy at goodwill- ill grab it for you

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  3. I soooo wanted Mall Madness when I was a kid, but we got stuck with some knock-off board game called "Fun City" with some kind of fake bank with a clock that stopped working well into our second game.
    Very jealous of this find. Excellent Goodwill Hunting. I like them apples.

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  4. I soooo wanted Mall Madness when I was a kid, but we got stuck with some knock-off board game called "Fun City" with some kind of fake bank with a clock that stopped working well into our second game.
    Very jealous of this find. Excellent Goodwill Hunting. I like them apples.

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    1. That sounds terrible. That reminds me of when this big girl from my class broke my beloved crocodile mile. I still hold a grudge

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  5. OMG, I had TOTALLY forgotten about this game. My cool friend Ashley had it and I felt so grown up playing it!

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    1. Well I now own it, so if you and Phillip ever wanna play....

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  6. I'M COMING OVER!!
    i was going to argue about how it couldn't be better than dream phone but then i watched the commercial and i was wrong!!i need to play it!!!!!

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  7. I love that Simpsons clip. It's one of my favorites.

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    1. "YOU GOT THE DUD!" - that is all I could think when playing heart throb

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  8. Oh wow, I'm dying to play this - though I do have to admit that you might have some competition for the Duckie looking guy! I wish that you'd said hello when you saw me in Goodwill. Teddy and I would have loved to have met you.

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    1. well, my boyfriend was definitely checking out the cat patches on the ass of your jeans. I was too busy seething with jealousy! :) I have told Rae that we need to get together to play this game ASAP. you must attend.

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