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Remember This…?

March 16, 2007

mousetrap.jpgEveryone born in the past 40 years has probably, at one point in their life, played “Mouse Trap”. I remember absolutely loving this game, but I have no actual memories of ever actually playing it properly. I know we used to set up the mouse traps and then proceed to set them off for hours upon hours.

Mouse Trap was first created way back in 1963 by The Ideal Toy Company. The object of the game was simple; build a trap to trap the other mice in the game. A simple idea, which helped make it so popular among young children.

Here’s a fun fact, thanks to Wikipedia: “San Francisco artist Mark Perez has created a 30-foot (10 meter) tall version of the Mousetrap. An actual bowling ball travels through the various contraptions and causes a crane to drop a cast-iron safe. It has been used to smash giant pumpkins for Halloween. Operators wear old-timey carnival outfits with hardhats to protect them from the rather-dangerous mechanisms.”

A timeless game, Mouse Trap is still going strong after 44 years.

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2 comments

  1. Wow, that was definitely one of my favourite games ever!
    You’re right about not playing it properly, I remember me and Trev just skipping ahead to our favourite areas of the game. It would be fun to get this game honey! Although I doubt it’s as much fun as I remember.


  2. Haha yeah, I was thinking the same thing… it’d be fun to get it again, maybe actually play it the way it’s supposed to be played. Although, as an adult, I can seeing it being the type of game you play once and well, that would be enough. Sometimes it’s good not to try to play or watch things you loved as a kid, because it’s never quite the same as you remember. Almost better to keep the good memories in tact.



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