Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thrift Store Games - Stuff Yer Face



As each new month begins, One Zillion Games takes a look back to the games of yore (or, at the very least, the games of the Breakfast Club-era). One of our favorite games - Can't Stop - is a game that we were lucky enough to discover at a thrift store. Who knows what other treasures are hidden in the mysterious world of thrift stores and garage sales? Let's take a look...

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"Clowns are scary!" is the response you will get from most people when the topic of clowns come up. I think they are full of it. It is just one of those things people are conditioned to think. Coulrophobia is the term that was made up in the 1980's to describe the irrational fear of clowns.

Why the modern history emergence of coulrophobia? I have 4 guesses:

Poltergeist (1982)

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

It (1990)


Stuff Yer Face



Publisher: Milton Bradley (1982)
Players: 2
Ages: 6-10
Thrift Store Price: $3.00

How does the game work?

You are the puppetmaster to a hungry, hungry clown and you are racing to be the first clown to stuff yer face with 3 red balls. Not so fast. You can't start stuffing red ones in yer face until you have cleared the field of your color balls first.

Here is a video of the gameplay that I found on YouTube:


Why don't yo see this game around any more?

One word = Coulrophobia.

Was it worth the thrift store price?

My son says it was worth the $3. I disagree, but can you really put a price tag on your child's happiness? Yes. Yes you can. $24.99 + shipping on eBay is too much!

2 comments:

  1. One of the best games ever.. I got this as a kid and I still play it as an adult, with my children! It's a simple, fun, wacky game. If I found it for $10 I'd buy a backup copy easily!

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  2. One of the best games ever.. I got this as a kid and I still play it as an adult, with my children! It's a simple, fun, wacky game. If I found it for $10 I'd buy a backup copy easily!

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