Thundercats, the board game

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Board games based on TV shows are almost always brilliant. Either they are fun to play and use the property wisely, or they are so kitsch that they have you scratching your head about how the concept was ever conceived.

Thankfully, MB Games executed the concept perfectly in 1985 with the Thundercats game. At least it seemed perfect when I was 7 years old.

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The game is a simple affair, tasking you with defeating the evil Mumm-Ra at the Onyx Pyramid. Using the cards dealt to you, each player moves their ‘cat pawn towards the finish, battling mutants along the way. After traversing such locations as the Forest of Silence and Bridge of Light, you’ll eventually take on Mumm-Ra using the Sword of Omens.

Milton Bradley did a great job with the artwork for this game and I have fond memories of my time spent playing. Such a shame that I no longer have it.

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Images and further information can be found here:
Boardgame Geek
Thundercats Wikia
Thundercats Fans Merchandise Gallery

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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