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Fantasy Island the Board Game
When my sister and I were younger, we shared a common love for certain TV shows. After school, we'd eagerly tune in to reruns of "The Brady Bunch," and in the evenings, we both couldn't get enough of shows like "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island." So, when I spotted the board game based on "Fantasy Island" at the store, I went into full-on begging mode. My persistence paid off, and one Christmas, we unwrapped a copy of the "Fantasy Island" game. Naturally, I had grand visions of my sister and me playing it every night, bonding over exciting adventures on the Isle of Fantasy.
Now, there's a bit of an age gap between us, and while I found the game incredibly engaging, my sister lost interest in its simple mechanics. The game's theme could only hold her attention for so long, and after a while, it ended up in the game closet, where it was promptly buried under the weight of other games stacked on top of it.
I don't blame my sister at all; I would eventually come to understand why the game didn't captivate her. But at the time, it was a significant letdown, and this disappointment led to me not enjoying the show itself for a while. Being a kid with the attention span of a dodo bird, my interests were constantly shifting (except for the memories), and I eventually returned to our beloved show.