Mouse Trap by Milton Bradley
I was walking through a local used bookstore and discovered the used board game section. Andrew and I have been trying to play more non-technical games together in an effort to keep me sane. I love playing cards and board games but my closet consists of about 15 Monopoly varieties mixed in with about 10 Trivial Pursuit boards, so it’s not exactly varied.
A mouse waiting to Turn the Crank
When I saw Mouse Trap for sale for the bargain price of just $7.00, I had to take my chances on whether all the pieces would be in the box. After all, this is one of those bookstores where people trade in their old stuff for store credit. I gambled a little and bought it because I have never played Mouse Trap before. It’s one of those games I always wanted to try but never wanted to pay full price for.
When we opened the box, it actually appeared the game had never been played before. The cheese pieces were still all stuck together. We guess that some kids put the board together and decided it wasn’t fun, then it was sold off by their parents.
It turned out to be pretty fun the first time, but doesn’t appear to have much replay value. It took us three or four tries to get the entire sequence to work right, but after that we had it going several times just for the heck of it. Marbles flew, kitties ran away… Fun was had by all tonight.
Maybe I’ll sell it back to the bookstore and pick up another game for us to try next.
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