Friday, April 1, 2016

I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken

Okay, no April Fool's pranks here today, I promise, just a funny game from a 1980 Montgomery Ward's catalog called I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken (produced by LJN.) The catalog description says "...challenge this whimsical chicken to see who will outsmart whom. Try Tic Tac Toe a new way, with electronic sounds and motions! Beat the chicken and hear "Old MacDonald Had A Farm." Lose and this learned chicken laughs at you! Or try Tune Memory and try to beat both the chicken and the computer! Or play Total Recall-- where the chicken selects a number series to be added up before time runs out! But you better be quick! 4 "C" batteries, for ages 5 and up." Anyone remember this thing? I sure don't. And with a name like I Took a Lickin From a Chicken how could I miss it? Look it up on youtube to see the chicken give some nerds a lickin'!

5 comments:

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

This is hilarious!

I'll play Total Recall against the chicken, if Sharon Stone joins the party.
I'd rather play with Maria Conchita Alonso, but she was in "The Running Man".

Mr. Karswell said...

My favorite game with chickens involves 11 herbs and spices and a bucket ;)

Craftypants Carol said...

oh my god that is hilarious. it looks like a modified Merlin - which i had and loved dearly. i would have loved to have had this!

Mr. Karswell said...

In '81 they released a follow up "boys only" game called I Choked My Chicken For a Livin'... very popular

Unknown said...

Has anyone got this for sale my partner is 61 and I loved to get it as he had one when he was a child
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