Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Flash Game (1967)

I love the Flash, and I love games of all kinds, so you can imagine my reaction when I first beheld the 1967 Justice League of America board game starring the scarlet speedster that was recently featured at the Idol-Head of Diabolu, Frank Lee Delano's blog dedicated to that magnificent Martian Manhunter. Wow! This one is a beauty, even if--or perhaps because--the board's layout is utterly dominated by a broad canvas of colorful comic book-style art. Crowding the limited playing squares are images of the fastest man alive teaming up with the Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman to take on aliens, robots, and a pack of nasty dragons. The gameplay was surely limited but the board itself is a beauty to behold--even if they did manage to miscolor poor J'onn J'onzz's costume! Race on over to the Idol-Head of Diabolu to have a look!


Diabolu Frank said...

I think there was a spinner with that game I didn't post. Want me to try digging up the jpeg?

Dixon said...

If you happen across it, let me know, Frank! That board game is a lovely artifact. I'm glad that you posted it.

rob! said...

Too bad Hasbro didn't go all the way and make GL and Manhunter games--a complete JLA set would've been reeeeally cool.