I did not own the above game, but my best friend did. I don’t know how many of you had a best friend growing up, but for those that did, you know how important it was. Sure, we could discuss the benefits of having a constant companion, co-conspirator and confident, but the most important thing about a best friend was all the extra toys to play with.
For me, every year, it was like having Christmas twice. I’d get all my presents and then the next day I’d get to see all his loot. So, not only was there someone to play all the games with, there were a lot more of them. Strangely enough, each year we got radically different gifts. There was never any duplication.
I could have chosen photos of a lot of toys to make my point, but with the impending big screen adaptation of “Dark Shadows”, I thought this one was appropriate. Take a look at the box cover. That is the real Barnabas Collins. Sorry Johnny Depp