We had a decaying copy of Avalanche when I was a kid. It was not the most challenging games, but any game that involved falling and/or moving marbles was aces in my book. I wish I still had my copy although I am sure at this point nothing about it would work.
I have always been a a big “Wizard of Oz” fan. So when our local movie house started showing it on the big screen, I was there on opening night. Of course this triggers all sorts of nostalgia in my brain and got me looking for some Oz stuff I had as a kid. One of the earliest Oz related toys I can remember was a damaged Wizard of Oz boardgame, that was hand-me-down from my older sisters. I would spin that wheel and play for hours, each time looking at the great illustrations and reading along with the narrative, like it was my first time playing it. I am pretty sure my family thought I wasn’t right in the head, but who cares, I was in Oz.
Hake’s is selling a great looking copy of the game in what look like excellent condition (the above photos are from their copy of the game.) According to Hake’s:
9.5×18-7/8×1.5″ deep yellow box has choice color painting on lid of Dorothy and friends walking through flower field. Cadaco #406 copyright 1974 Chicago. Box bottom is factory sealed in cellophane but visible is colorful game board w/different nice painted images of characters and Emerald City of Oz. Exc. with Mint contents. Nicely done.