It’s the first day back at work after the long weekend for most of us, so let SeriouslyBoard provide you with a bit of light entertainment…
1963 was an unforgettable year for New Zealand. Keith Holyoake was Prime Minister, Tauranga became a city, and North Shore United beat the Nomads of Christchurch 3-1 in the Chatham Cup final. (And that’s about it!)
1963 was also the year that a classic board game was launched. Its name: Mouse Trap.
I’ve never played Mouse Trap. Oh, sure, I put the trap together and set it off numerous times, but the game itself? I can’t say that I’ve actually read the rules.
Launched with the fanfare befitting a 1963 media swarm, Mouse Trap had this original commercial:
Almost 50 years later, someone decided to make a life size version that weighs more than 11 tonnes! And, true to the original, it rarely works. This was one of the few successful attempts: