Pictionary, that game your parents played but didn’t know why, was first released in 1985 and involved gamers who played with two opposing teams. Each team was asked to identify specific words that their teammates would draw. On their turn, a team had to move a piece on the game board that was formed using a sequence of squares. The goal was to be the first team to reach the last space on the board.
Who doesn’t remember the Super Soaker? This powerful pressurized gun was a favorite for many young boys and girls. Even Michael Jackson considered the Super Soaker to be one of his favorite toys! And how could it not be? Safe, harmless fun awaited every summer day with this cool contraption.
How fast can you solve the Rubik’s Cube? Have you ever tried to solve one? If you haven’t, you should, that way you can see why this colorful little riddle box has sold over 350 million cubes worldwide and it is still considered to be one of the world’s best-selling toys.
The Pogo Ball saw huge mainstream success, even with adults, in the ’80s. To play with it, one stands on the plastic platform, balancing one’s weight on the bottom portion of the rubber ball, and jump or hop around in the same manner as if using a pogo stick.
My Little Pony
This game was extremely popular in the ’80s due to its one of a kind concept. Instead of selling human shaped toys, the creators designed magical ponies. Players combed their hair, bought them lots of accessories, and built them little horse doll houses. They’ve recently made a comeback with people that call themselves “Bronies.” We’ll just leave it at that.