Thundercats, the Board Game

Thundercats, the Board Game

A daring race game of magic and mischief!

If you loved Thundercats during the eighties, this game was for you.


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.


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 the 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.


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

Find more Retroist posts about Lion-O and his pals here:
Fan-Made Movie Trailer
Thundercats Reborn!

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.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I guess it would be easier to clean himself during a lull in the battle…..

  2. Looks basically like a redressed Candy Land with a few extra play options? I think I might want to track this one down…

  3. I managed to get this one a long time ago… Still have it in my closet!! It’s VERY cool looking!! :)

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