This week’s game is one of those childhood favorites that barely has rules, and really doesn’t have a point: Hungy Hungy Hippo by Milton Bradly.

The game is very simple. A bunch of white marbles are released into the center of the board all at the same time (typically 5 or 6 marbles per player) and you have to use your lever-activated hippo to eat as many of the marbles as possible. The player with the most marbles once they’ve all been eaten is the winner.

Well, that’s how it’s supposed to go. 99% of the games I ever played as a kid quickly devolved into eating the marbles and then quickly tossing them back into the center again. After about 5-10 minutes of furious marble eating, everyone would be all hippo’d out and want to do something else. Ah, memories.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

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