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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:27 AM

 

When did Mystery Date get a cell phone?



Jeez... Does it dial 911?

Who needs this game when Craigslist is free?

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Reply When did Mystery Date get a cell phone? (Original post)
jberryhill Jan 2013 OP
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #2
jberryhill Jan 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #7
jberryhill Jan 2013 #8
Frank Cannon Jan 2013 #3
gkhouston Jan 2013 #5
orleans Jan 2013 #4

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:25 AM

1. For inquiring minds,

does it dial the 900 area code?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:55 AM

2. Don't we teach our children to avoid talking to strangers?

just sayin'


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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:44 AM

6. Better than opening the door for them

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:46 AM

7. And yet, that is exactly what this toy suggest.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:51 AM

8. Knock knock

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:17 AM

3. The original Mystery Date was too easy to cheat at.

The injection-molded plastic doorknob had a very fine seam down the middle of it. If you knew the angular position of the doorknob for all of the dates, you could avoid "the dud" and get the date you needed 50% of the time when it was your time to open the door. Hasbro's replacement of the door with the "cell phone", aside from providing a fresh 21st-century touch, fixes that fatal design flaw, adding true randomness and an air of REAL mystery to this timeless game of fast thinking, strategy, and romance.

I played (and won) many games of Mystery Date when I was a kid. It was always the last resort at holiday family gatherings when my cousins and I got fucking sick of Monopoly, Sorry, and Life.


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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:31 AM

5. Somehow, it doesn't have the same cachet as slamming the door on the wrong date. n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:25 AM

4. now you can spread germs the quick & easy way by

talking on the same phone with all of your friends

phone rings. it's *him*
"i'm afraid i'm gonna be a little bit late"
"have to work late at the office. can we get together another time?"
"i have a flat"
"how bout if i pick up a pizza and some beer and we hang out at your place?"
"are your parents home?"
"i'm really broke this week"
"sorry i have to cancel. oops--can't talk--my battery's about to die"

what a fun game!

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