Board games from “back in the day”.Nostalgia at it’s best.

Today marks the first entry into a monthly segment dedicated to board games from our youth.

Ahhh Dark Tower. A game that well and truly shaped me as a gamer. Today we are going to look back at a game that is near and dear to my heart. I would stay up late and play this game with my parents and siblings all throughout my youth. Lost pieces be damned!

Somewhere in a dusty corner of my mother’s house this game still sits in its battered box waiting. Waiting for the day one of my nieces or nephews uncovers it and is curious enough to see what’s inside.

I remember the fear of having brigands turn up and take your gold, the joy of finding the odd bit of treasure or having a Pegasus show up. The thrill of taking over my brothers keep. And the trepidation of not knowing what the bazaar had in store for me.

This game published by Milton Bradley in 1981 marked a turning point in my life as a gamer and a fantasy nut. Today it’s rather hard to get ahold of, as unopened copies range in price from 2-300 dollars. But if you have some D batteries, and disposable income I highly recommend you pick up a copy. See what the tower has in store for you…….


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