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The Alternative Radiographer

21 August 2006

Crap Things A Radiographer Used to Do In The Days When You Had To Make Your Own Entertainment...



In response to Swipey Bob's most recent post; well I'll see your "Track and Field" and raise you a Waddington's "Formula One". A game of skill and judgement...the dice were only used to decide whether you spun off or not, apart from that YOU decide how fast to go through the bend and what line to take; the more your speed was over the "safe" speed the more loaded the dice were to indicate that you were in the "kitty litter" as Martin Brundle would describe it. Each player had a cardboard dashboard which indicated current speed, tyre and brake wear and what lap you were on. You could get ahead early in the race by driving wreckless Ericly but you would trash the brakes and when you got to 5 on brake wear you spun off on every corner, had to accelerate from zero each time, and when inevitable your more conservative opponents overtook you on the final bend they would play their "Swivel on This" card as they roared past.

I retrieved this game from my parent's loft a few months ago and forced a randomly selected 9 year old PS2 owning daughter into a game; she loved it. Amazingly priced at £59.99 here. What a bargain.

next week; the Matchbox Motorway with extension set.

3 Comments:

At 9:46 pm, August 23, 2006, Anonymous John Cancer said...

Formula One took over from Monopoly and Mousetrap as the boys' game of choice on the last day of summer term at primary school (so we're talking 1971 and 1972). At £59.99, it's very tempting...

 
At 12:25 am, August 24, 2006, Blogger Stray Photon said...

I happen to note that there are a couple of sub £15 examples of the genre on eBay even as I type. Were you to acquire one such we could indulge in some email based online play simply by pencilling in reference codes on the various squares of our respective boards and transmitting our racing line to one another by email. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Now, "that's entertainment..." ("Oooh ooh ooh etc.) never mind your LAN parties and MMORPGs etc...

 
At 12:32 am, August 25, 2006, Anonymous John Cancer said...

It has a certain steam-punk charm, I admit. The radiographer and i hope you get cancer™, how "ironic" ho ho...

 

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