Posted 10 years ago
I found these '60s strategy board games, "TwixT," "Oh-Wah-Ree," and "Ploy," at the Really Free Fair outside the farmer's market in Berkeley, CA. I couldn't believe anyone would want to give them up.
What I love about these boxes, part of the 3M Bookshelf Series, is how they're designed to look like hardbound books when you shelve them. Both "TwixT" and "Oh-Wah-Ree," were invented by famous game designer Alex Randolph and published in 1962. "Ploy," a Space Age version of chess created by Frank Thibault, was released in 1970.
My brother in Texas is a board-game fanatic, so I gave these to him. We played "TwixT," and of course, he beat me. It is simple in regards to the board, pieces, and play, but actually a brain-bender to win.