Growing Up Disney: Mickey Mouse Yahtzee
Welcome back to Growing Up Disney! In our last post, we revisited the awesome Disney Channel series Disney’s The Adventures of Gummi Bears. This month, let’s take a look at a classic board game with a Disney spin.
One of my favorite things growing up, besides Disney, was board games and one in particular was frequently featured on my family’s game nights. Mickey Mouse Yahtzee came out in 1988 and was played the same way as normal Yahtzee but featured everyone’s favorite Disney characters. It was aimed for children ages five and up, and was perfect to play with the whole family. There were five dice each featuring a different character (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy), and the same five characters featured on the playing board.
Aside from some that special Disney touch, my favorite part of the game looking back are some awesome eighties graphics. In particular, my favorite image can be found on the back of the original box and features Mickey in a dinner jacket and bow tie surrounded by what appears like pixie dust leading up to Cinderella Castle. It’s a great example of some classic Disney artwork, and a great small detail on something as simple as a board game!
I’m so glad to have held onto this great board game through the years and have added it to my Disney collection. Nowadays Disney makes their own counterparts to many board games including Clue, Monopoly, and Life. There are versions to please fans of both the Haunted Mansion and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. No matter what game you love, there is likely to be a Disney version to collect!
Did you ever own Mickey Mouse Yahtzee? Have a favorite Disney board game that you still love to play? Let me know by leaving a comment!
Posted on August 6, 2014, in Articles and tagged #DisneySide, 80s, Board Games, Caitlin Corsello, Disney, Disney Side, Fun, Mickey Mouse, Modern Mouse Radio, Yahtzee. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.