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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Planet of the Apes (1974)

Planet of the Apes (1974)

Ratings

5.78333 out of 10 with 21 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The game is based upon the movie Planet of the Apes.

The object is trap all of your opponents in a cage in the center of the board. On each turn, you roll two dice and move yourself with one and an opponent with the other. If you land on a space that matches your pawn's color, that pawn is considered safe and cannot be moved by an opponent. If an opponent moves one of your pawns to a "Captured" space your pawn is placed on top of the cage and the trigger knob is spun and pressed. If the top of the cage opens, your pawn falls into the cage and is out of the game. If the cage remains closed, your pawn may be rescued if you can move one of your pawns to a "Captured" space.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Milton Bradley
  • Year Published: 1974
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 45
  • Category: Dice, Movies / TV / Radio theme, Science Fiction
  • Mechanic: Dice Rolling
  • Family: Animals: Apes / Monkeys
  • Alternate Names: Planet of the Apes

Reviews

By
Seems complete. Cage is functional but tired. Tape repairs.

3 out of 10
By
Standard roll-and-move game, with great pictures from the Ape movies. The most interesting thing about it was the 3-D cage ("the Forbidden Zone") that hapless humans could plunge into and disappear forever....

By
game board only - signed by Charleton Heston!

7 out of 10
By
Rating reflects how much I enjoyed this game as a child.

5 out of 10
By
Funny dice rolling game with luck. Capturing others to win.

6 out of 10
By
Parcheesi with apes. Only reason it gets a 6 is because it's a Planet of the Apes boardgame

8 out of 10
By
Complete

By
The little do-dad is broken on my copy

5.2 out of 10
By
1974

8 out of 10
By
Loved it when I was young & still enjoy it now. Has a memorable 3-D cage that occupies the centre of the gameboard. This is one of the better TV-based games simply because the designers put a little thought into the theme they were working with. Roll-&-move that involves some very basic strategic choices.

By
Another childhood fave.
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