Aggravation game Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: January 8, 2010

We have been playing Aggravation on the same board with the same marbles for over 35 years. I played this with my parents as a kid, my son still loves it and now our grandkids love it. We are very emotionally attached to this game. 4 generations of our family have played this game on this gameboard. It is getting worn and I will eventually replace it with another vintage one just like ours. We have so much fun playing aggravation. It is about the only thing that can get our 15 year old granddaughter to stop texting. It is such a simple game and yet so much fun. Our family plays a very cut throat game. No mercy whatsoever is shown. We also have a saying such as "code blue" or "code red" depending on which player is the closest to getting all marbles home. As someone gets closer to winning everyone yells "code blue, etc and then everyone goes after that person. It is hysterical.

No matter how many new games we buy it is always Aggravation that is the hit of the night.

Lita Swinson

This memory was added on: January 23, 2008

My own children grew up playing Aggravation and loved every hour of it. I have an original game, from CO-5 Company, Benton Harbor, Michigan, dated 1962. the box is brown. I now own a daycare, and have started an Aggravation tournament. I have 4 "new" games, but the kids refuse to use these boards, and wait to use the original 4 player board. This is such a neat, fun game, answer me this: Why would the owners of this games rights change the rules and the board? Why fix something that isn't broken. Really stupid as far as I am concerned. I hired a carpenter to reproduce the original board in oak, then I painted it the original colors, it is the centerpiece of my coffee table and is in big demand with my grandchildren.

Sharon Sarlo

This memory was added on: May 17, 2007

Oh yes, I remember Aggravation. My parents still have the game. Even my nephews, when they were younger, wanted to play and bugged their Grandma and Grandpa to get the game out and play.

Tim W.

This memory was added on: May 11, 2007

I remember when I got married into this family. All we did was get together to play aggravation and eat. We had a million laughs, and at times I was pretty aggravated! That was in 1975 until the present day. Some of them are gone now that I played with and I miss playing this game with them. I still play with my kids and I will play it with my new grandbabies when they are old enough. I just wish the game's quality was as good. Thank you for all the fun times!


This memory was added on: March 5, 2007

This was our family favorite! Saturday night at our grandparents house, you could hear the rolling and hollering and laughter in the kitchen as the adults played Aggravation. Us kids loved playing with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, I wish they would bring it back in its original form for Family Game Nights for families now!


This memory was added on: November 19, 2006

I two like playing this game my childen like playing just like i did the new game now isnot the same

laura balmer

This memory was added on: December 28, 2005

Love Love Love this game. My husband bought me a new one a couple of years ago. I was SO disappointed at the quality of the "marbles" and the graphics of the board are bad. I was thrilled to find an original at the thrift store. My boys are in college now but it is still a MUST play game on game night.


This memory was added on: December 22, 2005

I love the game!! I wish they would release a Classic version of Aggravation, complete with real marbles and the 6 tiny dice. Of course, it has to have the original board, plain blue background, colored home, etc. I would buy it in a second!!!! The newer versions of Aggravation have lost the charm - bring on the old!!!!


This memory was added on: November 18, 2005

I am now 32 years old, but the best memory as a little girl was to go visit my grandmother and we would play aggravation over and over again. It never got boring, I am hoping to create those memories with my own children and someday my grandchildren.


This memory was added on: November 14, 2005

Aggravation was just that for me aggravation LOL! I loved this game. I remember playing this game with the entire family. I even think my family still has one put up somewhere.


This memory was added on: August 7, 2005

LOVED THIS GAME. My daughter loves it now too.

PJ Hedrick

This memory was added on: April 13, 2005

My Mom still has my Aggravation game I got as a gift when I had to have my tonsils removed. One of the yellow marbles fell off the table and rolled under the fridge so we used a yellow M&M for a while... I bought the new version for my kids when they were little and found that the marbles were stupid plastic. We ended up playing the old game more then the new one...


This memory was added on: March 28, 2005

This game became a family tradition at my Grandparents house. The kicker was that my Grandfather used to cheat all the time, but still lost! A lot of happy hours spent as a kid playing this game.


This memory was added on: January 28, 2005

Loved this game. The glass marbles were beautiful; sometimes I would just play with those. Years after our original set got lost we bought a replacement, but the marbles had been replaced by cheesy plastic ones.