Retro Radio Memories Podcast Ep. 058 (The Player)

Welcome back to the Retro Radio Memories Podcast! Each week we will briefly talk about an old time radio episode before presenting it for your listening enjoyment. Today I have chosen an episode from 1948’s The Player entitled “Murder at Tamerlane”. This is a rather unique series as every single character in the story is voiced by the legendary Paul Frees!

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Haunted Mansion Board Game

Do You Remember Disney’s The Haunted Mansion Board Game?

About three years ago I shared my memories on the 1975 board game for Walt Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It was a game that was developed and published by Lakeside Toys. That was not however the only Walt Disney relate game they released as in 1972. They also created the Haunted Mansion board game!

Haunted Mansion Spread - Lakeside Catalog - and everything else too Blog

Haunted Mansion Blurb - Lakeside - and everything else too blog

Haunted Mansion Blurb 2 - Lakeside - an everything else too Blog

I had the pleasure of playing this board game in my youth. My Father being a single parent had to sometimes ask family members to watch me after school or during summer breaks. One of my favorite places to spend the afternoon was my Aunt Jeanie and Uncle Ricky. Mostly because my Cousin Chip was an amazing artist and had awesome board games like Dark Tower! Chip happened to be about 10 years my senior. So a lot of times that meant I was lucky enough to receive hand me downs in the form of comic books, clothes, and board games. On of those games was Disney’s Haunted Mansion Board Game.

How to Play the Haunted Mansion Board Game


The object of the game is 2 to 4 players attempt to travel through the Ghostly Galleries of the Gracey Manor and it’s grounds. But beware the rotating discs that are embedded in the game “board” can halt that progress or help. Then there is the Wrathful Raven who can swoop down from it’s perch to block your progress.

Haunted Mansion - 3 D model

It was a fantastic game and one that I honestly wish I still owned. Oddly enough, I do not recall ever getting rid of it. Perhaps one of those 999 ghosts from the Haunted Mansion took it to play with his friends?

Thanks


Thanks to the And Everything Else Too Blog for the wonderful Lakeside catalog images you see in this post. Make sure to visit that site by following the link provided because it’s owner, Karswell, happened to take them from a catalog he actually purchased from a former employee of Lakeside!