Family Game Night

I couldn’t be happier that my boys are now old enough to play board games. With that said, what could be better than vintage ones? A few weeks ago I picked up this board game not knowing anything about it. I figured for $0.50 it was worth the risk. I will not lie, it is super hard for me to get my husband to play board games, but when I read the description on the box I knew I could persuade him into playing.

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Doesn’t it just scream Star Trek? Although I’m not a huge Star Trek fan, I have watched more episodes than the average Joe growing up. I may have been a little addicted.

The game has a copyright date of 1970 on it and was manufactured by 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. The box draws you in with its discription, “Ploy is the stimulating space-age strategy game. The object—to eliminate the opponent’s Commander or all of his forces. Since pieces only move along paths in line with the indicators radiating from their centers, the strategy lies in knowing when to move and when to rotate a piece to change direction.” Cool!

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It was an extra bonus to find it in brand new condition. All the game pieces, which resemble little space crafts, were all sealed tight in plastic.

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Ploy is a little like checkers or chess. It was a perfect game for my boys, and surprisingly kept their interest until the very end. I highly recommend snagging this 1970s board game.

Garage sales can be a great place to find all kinds of board games new and old at great prices. Older games almost always have better graphics, better story play and are better constructed, so be on the lookout!

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