Vintage board games on Gumtree

Jumanji

There’s something beautifully nostalgic about board games; remembering rainy days indoors with the family, fiercely competing in a battle of Snakes and Ladders. It was a simpler time, back when your biggest concern was whether to be the dog or the thimble for Monopoly; back before Netflix was your main source of entertainment. So if you are feeling sentimental about your childhood years, why not take a trip down memory lane and get back into board games? Not only are they a fun way to pass the time with friends and family, but some of the old classics are so good they belong in the display cabinet rather than tucked away in the closet. Here is a list of our vintage board game finds from the Gumtree board game category.

Vintage 1956 Treasure Island board game – $40

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

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Not many people have the chance to show off a sixty year old board game in such good condition. This rare game from 1956 will have you hunting down pirate treasure for hours on end. Fun for the whole family and cool enough to display proudly on the shelf.

Vintage Jumanji board game & DVD – $50

Jumanji

Jumanji

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Who didn’t love Jumanji? Arguably one of Robin Williams’ funniest movies is also a super fun board game. Watch the movie with the kids first then play the game afterwards for an entire afternoon of wild animal fun.

John Sands Cricket – $15

Cricket

Cricket

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This blast from the past was a popular board game in the 70s and 80s. Fast becoming a rare commodity, this old school game is best played during summer cricket season with the cricket on TV in the background.

The Flinstones 1971 board game – $15

The Flinstones

The Flinstones

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Flinstones, meet the Flinstones, they’re the modern stone age family! You’ll have a yabba dabba doo time playing this vintage children’s board game – if you have children you can pretend you bought it for them but everyone knows you really got it for yourself!

Retro Idiot Box – $10

The Idiot Box

The Idiot Box

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The theme for this retro board game is still as relevant today as it was back in the 80s. You’re a millionaire producer in a madcap race to get your show on the air first! Drawing cards to impersonate celebrities and answer quiz questions makes this the perfect after-dinner game to play when you have friends over.

Hang on Harvey vintage game – $20

Hang on Harvey

Hang on Harvey

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The box from this retro 1969 board game looks so cool it could be framed! The object of the game is to be the first player to get any part of his Harvey to hang below the bottom edge of the playing field; if your Harvey falls to the bottom then you have to start again. Loads of fun for the whole family!

Vintage Cluedo – $20

Cluedo

Cluedo

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Was it Colonel Mustard in the living room with the candle stick? Or perhaps Mrs Peacock in the conservatory with a rope? This popular murder mystery is an awesome choice to pack on a weekend away with friends.

Monopoly – $25

Monopoly

Monopoly

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How can you have a vintage game collection without the most iconic board game of all? A game of Monopoly should sit proudly front and centre in any board game display.

What are some of your favourite vintage board games?


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