Gnip Gnop

Gnip Gnop Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: June 2, 2007

Uh, backwards it's actually Pong Ping.

Durwood Bonfire

This memory was added on: May 26, 2007

I was the only kid that knew Gnip Gnop was really ping pong spelled backwards. I felt like the toy makers were trying to insult our intelligence by creating such a stupid game.

1956 yeah baby

This memory was added on: March 14, 2007

My dad used to yell at us for making so much racket with this annoying little game. I had a ball with it, but I think it's partially responsibe for my neurotic adult behavior. Still, fond memories.


This memory was added on: February 7, 2007

I had gnip gnop as a boy and we played all the time until the constant pounding finally broke the thing. It was a great simple game...


This memory was added on: January 20, 2007

It was fun but after about 30 minutes it was fairly repetitious.

Steve P

This memory was added on: January 18, 2007

The year.....I think was 1972....and all I wanted for Christmas was GnipGnop. I was 10 at the time and was doing a little 'snooping' in my parent's closet when I saw it. My heart raced- it was going to be mine!!!!!! Imagine my surprise Christmas morning when my little sister opened her new GnipGnop game!!!!!!! Needless to say, that was the last time I ever snooped for Christmas gifts!


This memory was added on: December 26, 2006

What on earth? Gnip Gnop is Old School? We just got this game gnip gnop on December 25, 2006 for our daughter. It looks a lot different, bright colors. The original version you all are talking about looks a whole lot better. Anyways, this game is FUN!


This memory was added on: December 18, 2006

I loved this game when i was a kid, me and my brother played all the time! i forgot all about it until i found you site.


This memory was added on: November 30, 2006

I'm 40 years old, and as a kid my sister, brother and I Loved it!!!! I'm buying it for my kids, I hope they have just as much fun as we did.

MOM Mott

This memory was added on: October 21, 2006

Oh sure, remember seeing this one on TV all the time. I think I actually played it during rain-outs at noon recess in grade school. It was kinda fun. Ping pong but backwards.


This memory was added on: October 12, 2006

I remember getting Gnip Gnop for Christmas one year back in the 1970s. The only detail that remains in my memory is my dad sweating buckets playing one of my many competitive brothers. This memory is especially sweet since my dad passed away this year. I have been remembering many funny things he did.


This memory was added on: July 13, 2006

I Loved my Gnip Gnop soooo much... I played everyone I could..... Then one day I was playing my dad... I lost and started to cry... So to teach me a lesson about good sportsmanship.... he smashed the bubble chamber into pieces as I cried... So forever I am traumatized by my tragic loss of my beloved Gnip Gnop


This memory was added on: May 3, 2006

My husband always comes up with some goofy nickname for me every day. Tonight it was "Gnip-Gnop". We both chuckled, and tried to remember exactly what the game was like as kids. We both remembered flipping balls from one side to another. My 13 and 10-year-old sons would have a blast with it today. Thanks for the memories of yesterday! Who remembers KaBongers? These were two acrylic marbles dangling from a string that you KaBonged together...till they started chipping and were pulled from the market for safety's sake :(


This memory was added on: April 21, 2006

I remember the tv commercial like it was yesterday!

"You keep Gniping! Your friends keep Gnoping! Gnip Gnop!"


This memory was added on: March 30, 2006

Christmas morning my parents realized their folly in buying us this toy. My Father worked very late shift hours in those days, and after the presents were all opened, they wanted to go back to bed for a few more hours. Little did they know the demon of pounding and mayhem they had unleashed. Our house was a chalet, with the living area upstairs, and the bedrooms downstairs, theirs being right under the living room floor. After the third time yelling up the stairs that we were hitting it hard enough to drive it through the floor, he gave up and went to go get a shower....


This memory was added on: March 18, 2006

Memory: Circa 1975...God bless her, my grandma, "Nanny" would play with me with her one good hand (lost the use of the left hand from a stroke a decade earlier :( and her eye covered in cataracts.

When I was bored and had no neighborhood friends to play with, she'd always be willing to play! So for me Gnip Gnop reminds me of how wonderful she was, always there for me as much as she could physically be! I am sure there were times when she didn't really feel up to it but she'd never turn me down!


This memory was added on: February 10, 2006

I had totally forgot about Gnip Gnop but the picture brings it all back. I remember hands slapping and heart pounding contests with all of my cousins. We were also sent out to the yard with this toy but wasnt the phrase "Its Ping Pong spelled backwards" in the advertising?


This memory was added on: February 10, 2006

My brother and I got a Gnip Gnop at my father's company Christmas party. We enjoyed playing the game, but my mother absolutely hated the noise that it made. One day while we were not in the house she either threw the game away or turned it into a melting,burning puddle of plastic.