TechnoRetro Dads: Don’t Get Bored on Christmas Vacation – Play Games!

by TechnoRetro Dads

You should be thankful if your cousin Eddie doesn’t park his new home in front of your house over Christmas Vacation this year. 

If your family’s antics are a bit more for you to deal with for two or more weeks of winter break, you can always ease the tension with a highly competitive board game like Battleship or a nerve-wracking round of Perfection.

Whether Sorry summons your inner sadist to the surface or your masochistic side years for endless hours of Monopoly, we’re all likely to break out the board games over the holidays.  So put your copy of Christmas Vacation in the VCR and gather the family for a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Celebrate thirty years with the Griswolds at their home in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  JediShua and shazbazzar recall the Vacation movies, especially Christmas Vacation as the season continues to be holly jolly in spite of Murphy’s Law interrupting this movie for a couple hours of laughs most of your family will enjoy (others will squirm in their seats, become sick, or just walk out of the room).

TechnoRetro EarBuds’ Toy Catalog

Games are on deck as Mattel Electronic Football, Battleship, skateboards, Connect Four, Mousetrap, Barrel of Monkeys, Monopoly, and Risk compete for votes from our EarBuds.  Don’t let your vote go unnoticed.  Be sure to check social media outlets every day and voice your choices in the Toy Catalog brackets this week!

Board Games

JediShua and shazbazzar thumb through EarBuds’ comments about the games they have loved from childhood and today.  Play on!

TechnoRetro Dads play games during Christmas Vacation

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Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Buck Rogers, Supergirl and more. TechnoRetro Dads creates new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just appreciate the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is definitely for you!

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