Grunge-Loving Bubble Gum Pop Boy Band Early 90s Games
Wow, did you get your tongue tied up just now. Me too! During the 1990s, there were a lot of crazy games based on popular music, television shows, and well let's just dive in. If you wanted to throw a party themed around games of the 90s, I'd suggest requesting people come over with their hair unwashed in their finest flannel shirts with hiking boots and cargo pants. Ladies can wear sundresses over white ribbed t-shirts. Here are some games that will have you giggling as you listen to Nirvana, Soundgarden, New Kids on the Block, Vanilla Ice, and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
Beverly Hills 90210 Survey Game - The point of this game was to answer a question that asked what percentage of teenagers answered yes to that question. You set your percentage dial to what you think the correct answer is. You'll laugh at some of the questions that were from what they call "90210 situations." And if you haven't watched the classic 90210 (not the new one on TV) you might want to check it out.
New Kids on the Block Board Game - Oh the nerdity! This game was also a blast from the past in terms of bubble gum pop. If you find it, grab it. It's selling for between $60 and $200 online. The point of the game involved making your way around the board and collecting pictures from different board spots. It's good for a laugh if you find it now (or to resell online)!
Careers for Girls - Okay, this game is so not politically correct by today's standards. You can become a veterinarian, a supermom, a rock star, a fashion designer, a school teacher, or a college student in this game. Yeah, feminists everywhere are screaming. I actually owned this game. I still own this game. (In fact, I've owned all three games thus far mentioned). It's fun to play, but it very much reinforces gender stereotyping of girls.
Mind Trap - This game certainly made you feel as though your mind were in some sort of vice press. The game featured brain teasers, and many people enjoyed this game, however, many people got annoyed too. I was one who enjoyed the game. I'd begged my parents for it. Guess who I would walk around stumping on a boring and rainy Saturday?
Clue Museum Caper - Oh this game was a lot of fun. I never owned it. Some guy I dated in high school did. We played it one rainy day at his parents' house. It was the only time I played it, and I still remember it. What does that say? It was a 3-D game. There were tiny paintings. If you find it, grab it!
Disorderly Conduct - This game...this game was labeled "For adults!" It was quite risqué for the time, and it was meant to be a teen party game - for when the parents were out and the teens were in the basement. In my case, I think my parents bought this game, then realized in horror that it was a kissing game. If nothing else, you'll get a kick out of the great 90s couples on the cover.