Games of the 80's that we still love today

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA/GMT

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 11 at 3:42 PM

These games were hot in the 80's and still popular games that are now called "retro" games for adults and children.

The Rubik's Cube, Electronic Battleship, Trivial Pursuit, Uno and Simon all date back to a time when card games, puzzles and board games were taking on a new dimension. Each games was pushing the brain to think a little harder, to solve harder puzzels, figure out the right answer or pull out critical thinking skills. 

The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by a professor with the same last name. The puzzle was originally called "Magic Cube". The six faces, covered with nine stickers reached its height of popularity in the 1980's.

Electronic Battleship is a guessing game created for two people to play. The original version was created in 1930. The electronic talking version was introduced in 1989 by Milton Bradley.

Trivial Pursuit was another game of the 1980's. In 1984 more than 20 million games were sold. The question cards are organized into themes. The goal of Trivial Pursuit is to move around the board by correctly answering trivia questions.

While it has a Spanish name, Uno is a card game created by an Ohio barbershop owner. Uno has 108 cards, with 25 of each color (red, yellow, green, and blue). 

Simon is an electronic game that was launched in 1978 but gained popularity in the 80's. The game cost $24.95 when it was first introduced and it cost roughly the same more than 30 years later. 

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