Monday, August 29, 2005

Does your person have a hat AND glasses?

Me and my sister spent most of the early 1980s playing a game called Guess Who, where you had to guess which person your opponent had, by asking a series of questions about their facial features and eliminating those who did not apply. It was fairly simple so we usually played with 3 or 4 people each.

What made the game rather camp was the fact that the faces were somewhat odd - and many were a bit sinister and suggestive.

Alex and Eric - early gay prototypes. Alex is somewhat "theatrical", whereas Eric can be found in the dark room of the local leather bar.

Claire - the local transvestite. She may look like butter wouldn't melt, but meet her gaze for a second too longer and she'll let rip with a stream of foul-mouthed abuse.

Bernard - just a mean old man really.


Mr Kenneth said...

How can you miss out Herman: The man with the curliest ginger hair and the most ludicrous face in board game history!

Lubin said...

I think Alfred was probably scariest on reflection. He looked like he was hiding a syringe full of heroin in his hair.

Trashbinder said...

Just be thankful that you didn't own the Islamic import version of the game.

"Is she wearing glasses?"

"I don't know, it's hard to tell as her head is completely covered."

Along with Misfits, Ker-Plunk, Countdown and Operation, I loved 'Guess Who'.