Who’s up for a board game?
This is the King Kong board game released by Ideal in 1976. It’s “The game that pits you against the most terrifying monster of all time!” I think I would have preferred playing as Kong rather than the people fighting him, but what are you gonna do?
This has to be the best spinner ever included in a board game!
The game includes a deck of cards with these images, but there is only one Special Mission card.
After 9/11 King Kong items, such as this game, saw a spike in values due to their featuring the World Trade Center towers. Personally, I try to mentally disassociate that tragic day from the 1976 movie, but items like this make that a difficult feat.
“Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.” All month long, I will be showing off King Kong collectibles from my personal collection in a series called KONGTOBER, so if you’re a fan of King Kong and movie monsters, I think you’re going to like what you see.