Booby Trap game

Booby Trap game Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: January 8, 2010

My brothers and I had this game, and we had blast with it till our mom got tired of sucking up the pieces that rolled under the sofa.I'm guessing she gave it the old heave-ho. We the switched to Reboun,d another oldie but a little more laid back.

Larry L

This memory was added on: October 26, 2008

I remember going with my Parents to our summer cabin, no one around but adults most of the time. I found a lot of Adults (in the 60s and early 70s) actually liked this game, once they tried it, and would play it with me.


This memory was added on: May 31, 2006

To Play:

Pull back the spring rod, and place all the colored disks behind the "wall". Slowly release the rod until the disks are firmly packed together behind the wall. Take turns removing disks one at a time: I don't remember the exact scoring, something like 5, 10, 15 points (small discs worth less). The idea is to remove the discs without letting the spring'ed wall pop back (which makes the disks fly out). Whoever has the most points at the end wins. Looking back now, it could be a dangerous game - someone could get a finger crushed or broken by that thing! I could be a bit off on the rules - been over 30 years since I've played it!

Jerry W

This memory was added on: February 3, 2006

i had this game as a kid and i probably played it every weekend (along with hungry hungry hippos). it was great until the rubber band broke.


This memory was added on: January 30, 2006

The most annoying thing about Booby Trap was the huge amount of time it took to "set up" the game itself....but i still have my original game...think its worth anything today??

Mike in NY

This memory was added on: December 28, 2005

This was such a cool game. I really enjoyed playing it. It was another one of those great Christmas gifts!


This memory was added on: December 1, 2005

This was my older brother's game which made it that much more enticing to me. He is 7 1/2 years older than I am. He would always set it up and magically it was my fingers that would always get pinched! Then, I would cry and mom would yell...he would get in trouble...he may have been older, but who was smarter???

I vividly remember the color and feel of these game pieces.


This memory was added on: June 22, 2005

I got the Lakeside version of this when I was about 9. I spent hours playing w/ it. I bought one for my classroom a few years ago, but my kids didn't like it b/c they replaced the rubber band w/ a metal spring. If you moved one piece, they'd all go flying.

Sharry A.

This memory was added on: April 12, 2005

That was a fun game(at first) but I might as well just played with a mouse trap for as many times as I got the dreaded PINCH... After a few pinches no one wanted to play with it anymore.. lol


This memory was added on: October 25, 2004

I remember mostly playing this game with my brother Joe..He was eight years older and it was one of the games (along with "Tip-It" and "Hands Down") that we always played together when he came home from college. I still have all of these games,with all of the pieces.I've been teaching Phys. Ed. for nearly 30 years and I bring these games out at the end of the year when we do quiet activities.

Mary Langert

This memory was added on: August 14, 2004

I remember getting my fingers pinched in this game, but, Oh Boy what great fun! So I bought it for my son to get his fingers pinched!! :)


This memory was added on: July 2, 2004

My uncle used to play this game with me all the time. Definitely fun first, fingers second.


This memory was added on: April 11, 2004

The wooden dowel rod made a great weapon!


This memory was added on: October 1, 2003

I remember playing it. You always know you were in trouble when the parts would shift just a hair. The next thing you know, POW! Wooden pieces everywhere!


This memory was added on: July 21, 2003

Another great toy that was designed for fun first and safety second. That spring-loaded bar would snap shut with amazing force and if your fingers got in the way... Yeowww! But we'd keep playing it!


This memory was added on: July 3, 2003

The only thing I remember about this game is that the little wooden pieces (yes, they were actually WOOD!) were always all over the house...