This memory was added on: February 18, 2007
I LOVE this game. I got it for Christmas one year. My sister always had to have Poindexter. I usually got stuck with Tom which bothered me as he look OLD. Alan is the one I'd pick now. I still have the game and if my friends are nice to me I bring it out to play. :)
This memory was added on: January 4, 2007
Thanks all. It's good to read that I'm not going nuts. A friend of mine never heard of Poindexter and I too remember him being in the Barbie board game. Right now, there's not s trace of either on ebay. I knew I remembered a guy named Poindexter, who was nerdy looking and everyone dreading getting him in the board game.
This memory was added on: May 29, 2006
I had to laugh at all the mentions of Poindexter! I thought my sisters, friends & I were the only ones who thought he was "icky" (someone said he had "throw-up hair" because of the color - that still comes to mind whenever I see the name, lol). They wanted Ken, but I thought Bob looked like more fun (wearing what looked like a Beach Boys/sailing shirt vs. Ken's coat & tie - how dull). I still remember the blue prom dress, it looked lacy & delicate. Great fun for a 6 year old!
This memory was added on: February 9, 2006
My sister and I used to play this all the time. We hated getting stuck in school. We used to have the green prom dress that was pictured in the game. My husband's senior picture looked like that Poindexter dude. He looks better now.
This memory was added on: December 9, 2005
My sisters and I loved this game in the 60's and would play it over and over again. We recently found it again, a "re-release", and have enjoyed playing it with our daughters. We get a kick out of the perspective of that time vs. now and so do our daughters. Even back then, at first we hated to get Poindexter, but after awhile, we decided he was pretty cute and so we would vie for him. If you look at Poindexter now, you would swear it's a picture of Pres. Bush in his teenage years!
This memory was added on: November 1, 2005
The classic line, "Have a headache, return home" is still bandied about between my sisters and me. Very useful for all kinds of situations.
Well, the guys our age had "Risk, the game of world conquest" and "Battleship." Us girls got to vie for who would be Queen of the prom.
Poindexter was so dreaded. We always used to scream when we got him. In real life, Poindexter would have become billionaire Bill Gates, while Ken would have peaked in high school and become a drunken car salesman.
This memory was added on: September 17, 2004
When I was up at a friends cottage we found this board game, shoved in a bag. it was so fun to play, and see the stereotypes. Poor aynsley, Bob sent her to get her hair redone 5 times before he would go steady with her. The funny thing was went I picked up an issue of vogue in one of the pages it had all of the boyfriend cards blown up, as a piece of fashion inspiration.
This memory was added on: August 31, 2004
I loved his game.I can remember wanting to have this game as a present when I was 12 years old. I would play this endlessly with my girlfriends. Now my granddaughter is a big Barbie fan and has MANY dolls and I would love to have this game for her. DOes anyone know where you can get one?
This memory was added on: July 10, 2004
I, too, remember playing this (together with Miss Popularity) endlessly on rainy days with my sister (Maribeth, 1951). Occasionally, we got some of the neighbors to play, too. I remember one particular rainly summer afternoon playing this on the living room floor with Maribeth and the Follis girls and eating way too many BBQ Fritos. (I don't think I ever ate those again!)
This memory was added on: July 9, 2004
Older memory - playing this endlessly with my sister on rainy afternoons; we vied fiercely for Ken, but at least she liked the pink dress and I envisioned myself singing torch songs in that slinky, sparkly little black number! More recent memory - my sister sending me a repro of this game for my 50th birthday, and my husband and two of my FOUR sons stoically spending the afternoon of my special day playing the game with me! My dear husband really got into it for my sake: In one go-'round, Ken was his "boyfriend;" when I drew the Surprise card that said Ken offered me a lift home, hubby pretended to burst into hurt, jealous tears and screamed at the Ken card, "You slut!" Crazy!
This memory was added on: July 6, 2004
I had a friend who had this game, and I enjoyed playing with her and my sister while we sat and waited to see who got Poindexter. It was a riot when we found out that each time we played, we each had our chance to go steady with the dreaded boyfriend, but we always enjoyed playing the game.