Retro Toys and Games Making a Comeback
Old School Goes High Tech
Like the Rubik's Cube, other popular games of past years have also had makeovers that are proving popular this season.
Simon Flash takes the popular memory game, once blinking colors on a circular game board, and splits it up into four, movable electronic blocks. Technology dubbed by maker Hasbro as "wonder-link" allows the game pieces to be shuffled about and re-ordered, adding multiple variations to the already challenging game.
Other games getting a new lease on life include smartphone and iPad variations of classic board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue (the latter has a best-selling "Secrets and Spies edition").Battleship Live, available at limited retailers in the U.S., features an electronic talking tower that calls the plays as well as sensing motion, "surprise game-changing events" and the use of spy planes "to keep tabs on the enemy and coordinate attacks." -- Written by Joe Mont in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joe Mont. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/josephmont. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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