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Headache, Trouble, Tension

tensionI collect old board games, and found one over the weekend at Savers that I was completely unfamiliar with. It's from Kohner, the same company that created Headache and Trouble. It's called Tension, and instead of a  Pop-o-matic dice it has something called a "Spin-o-matic. " It came out in 1971, which was a big year for me and games, so I'm surprised I never heard of it! Apparently the way to win is to get rid of all your color discs, by quickly matching the color on the Spin-0-matic. I'm kind of bummed because when I got home and did inventory on my purchase, I was missing several discs (two yellow, and one each of the other colors.) So now I've got to try and find another incomplete game and combine the two! And since I've never seen this game before anywhere, I'm afraid it's going to be a tough task. You could say this whole incident is giving me tension headache trouble. Here's a commercial from the game Trouble...Kohner's Pop-a-matic game. See if it brings back any old memories.

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05/11/2009 8:54AM
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