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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mall Madness: The Board Game

Mall Madness is a shopping mall- themed board game that was released by Milton Bradley in 1988, at the height of the 80's shopping splurge and the creation of the stereotypical socio-economic class of women high on shopping power and characterized by there colloquial Southern California dialect, known as Valleyspeak, and brought on by vapid materialism. 
Valley Girl, the film from 1983 starring Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman 

The board game was made primarily for teen girls, ages ranging from 11 to 16, and in 1989, an electronic version of the game was released. In 1996, the game was re-designed and again in 2004.

The game has a three- dimensional board made to look like a mall with two stories and had 18 stores (Much like most malls have today!), they were very vague, each names end in either "store", or "shop". The object of the game is to be the first to purchased six items from another players shopping list and get back to the parking lot. 

A very interesting concept, there have been more ridiculous games made before, this one is very cool and now considered a collectors item if in good shape, not missing any pieces, its 80s and its rare.   

What looks like to be the German version of the game?

The latest version of the game
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