Operation – the game
One of the games I had as a kid was “Operation”. Remember his name? Do you remember the game pieces? Read on for an Operation Nostalgia Trip.
It was a board with a cartoon guy named Sam. There were little game pieces that you would have to extract from Sam depending on who was holding which cards. You would try to remove the pieces with a pair of tweezers. If the tweezers touched the edge of the cavity, Sam’s nose would light and a buzzer would sound. I don’t remember actually using the cards but I do remember trying to get the pieces out.
The pieces were
- Adam’s Apple
- Broken Heart
- Wrenched Ankle
- Butterflies in Stomach
- Spare Ribs
- Water on the Knee
- Funny Bone
- Charley Horse
- Writer’s Cramp
- The Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone
- Wish Bone
- Bread Basket
- Brain Freeze (added in 2004, about 45 years after I last played Operation)
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