By Liz McCall
From: the Vintage Toyshop Series
Author: Barbara Early
One might think murder is nothing to play around with, but it's funny how many toys and games around the vintage toyshop have some kind of mystery connection. Of course, there are the ubiquitous (and multiple) versions of Clue, but here are a few of my other favorite finds.
Nancy Drew has also spawned board games. Now, of course, Nancy is flying high with her very popular computer games from Her Interactive, but before that came...
Frank and Joe Hardy apparently didn't want to be outdone by the girl sleuth... (Frank was my favorite! Who was yours?)
TV has spawned a lot of mystery games. How about a little time with your favorite boys from the 12th precinct? (BTW, a retired detective friend of mine insists that Barney Miller is hands down the most accurate betrayal of the police department, even today.)
And it goes back even further before that. How about this black and white favorite?
(Snidely. Snidely! You untie Velma from the railroad track right now, you hear?)
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