This memory was added on: August 18, 2009
I was about 11 or 12 when I received Paddle Pool for my birthday, My parents recently divorced it was just my mom and me, when my cousin would spend the night we would play paddle pool for hours with my mom would get so excited she could not make the paddles work and us kids would laugh until we fell over. This game has such wonderful memories for me, it makes me think of my mom and I smile.
This memory was added on: March 30, 2007
Got this game when it first came out. Was on active duty as a Marine at the time. A bunch of us and our girlfriends (now wives) played for hours and hours. Even more fun than drinking - although one COULD do both.
This memory was added on: December 24, 2006
Came from a family of 6 kids. At the time we were 16-6 years old. Paddle pool was one of my best memories. Played Toss-Acroos and Skittle Pool but nothing could match the fun we had with Paddle Pool. We also played tournaments. On your 5th goal you were out and were replaced by the next in line. The 3 remaining player each recieved one point. The goals were not reset except for the next in line. It was a competition to see who could hold the longest record of not getting eliminated.
This memory was added on: December 18, 2006
I loved this game as a kid. I have been searching for one to buy for two years so I can play it with my kids. I cannot get my parents to give up the one I played with. I think it would be a success if they produced it again.
This memory was added on: December 8, 2006
My family has talked about this game for years, remembering the time spent around the table, with everyone taking turns. So much laughter, and chatter, some of us practically rolling out of chairs. I especially recall my grandfather, with his large fingers, attempting to quickly flip the paddle, and keep the ball out of his corner, with "the spectators" cheering him on. That's what was so great about the game, any and all loved to play it, and never grew tired of it. I am so excited to purchase one for MY family this year, and am thinking about sending one to each of my siblings as well.
J. F. - St. Paul
This memory was added on: November 4, 2006
I have had my paddle pool game since 1971. I still have it and people ask me to bring it to parties. Since my cousin got one at the same time in 1971, we would have tounaments at Christmas. Now Fundex Games is making Paddle Pool again. My kids spotted it at Menards and I ended up buying 3 of them. I plan to have a tounament at Christmas just like we did in 1971. There's no way you can play this game without everyone laughing until there stomachs hurt.
This memory was added on: September 8, 2006
When I was young my family had a Paddle Pool game. The game was so much fun that the adults in my family would play and play and it was hard for the children (me) to get a turn. I was thrilled to read below that it had FINALLY ben re-released. I called the manufacturer at 1-800-486-9787 ( www.fundexgames.com ) and they were able to help me find a store in my area that had it. I just called that store and put one on hold. I cannot wait to go and pick it up and introduce my children to this wonderful game.
This memory was added on: July 16, 2006
Our family LOVES Paddle Pool!! I can remember many, many nights playing it with my older brothers, sister and their spouses. Thank goodness my mother never throws things away...lol...because we still have our beloved Paddle Pool. Now, my 7 yr old great-nephew begs to play it when the family gets together at mom's house. All the original parts are still there and in perfect condition. What a timeless, fun game...just the GREATEST!!
This memory was added on: June 17, 2006
OH MY GOSH!!! The greatest game EVER!! My three older sisters, mom and cousins played every night! The loser had to eat something groce, like a tablespoon of dried coffee or mayo... whatever the others voted on!!! We laughed until we cried!! My sister DOES NOT eat mayo 'till this day.. and that has been 35 years!! I wish we still had Paddle Pool!!!
This memory was added on: June 2, 2006
GREAT NEWS For all PaddlePool players, you can now purchase this game, NEW. I bought one just today. Fundex is the company which has released this copy of the classic version. It only cost $15.99 - very affordable especially when compared to the originals being sold on ebay.
This memory was added on: May 2, 2006
I would love my kids to have a paddle pool game. I was a 70's kid and long before the video age. This was hours and hours of fun with my friends and siblings. We would have paddle pool tournaments every weekend. They really need to bring this game back, and get it back on the market!!!!!! I would be the 1st in line to purchase it.
This memory was added on: March 28, 2006
WOW... Do I remember Paddle Pool? Indeed I do! and G'Nip - G'Nop...and Kerplunk! They brought those back...why not Paddple Pool??? I remember spending hours with my sister playing Paddle pool, even my friends would want to play that instead of watching TV...we didn't watch much TV back "in those days" we were either playing games or outside somewhere. Our dog would even get into the game. He was a toy poodle and would have his own corner of the board. He won more times than I care to mention. Does anyone know where I can find one of these games? My son is 4 1/2 now and I would love to sit down and play it with him.
This memory was added on: March 10, 2006
I am younger than most of the writers but I had neighbors who were like second parents to my brother my friends and I and they had this game from there collage days and it was so awesome we had never heard of this game before but we had a blast playing it and would beg them to take it out of storage any chance we could
This memory was added on: January 8, 2006
I remember how much fun my brothers and I had playing paddle pool in the 70s. We quickly lost the pieces that made it a two player game, but never fear, we had so much fun playing two goals at once. Oh, and what great fun it was to serve the ball and just lob it through the air into the opponent's goal. I too wish the game would be marketed again. It was very durable compared to lots of other games....except for the pieces we lost. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
This memory was added on: December 18, 2005
Are you kidding me!! Yes, I'm a baby boomer from the 70's and I too come from a large family. (In fact, who didn't come from a large family in those days, avg must have been 4.5 kids per family instead of the weak 2.5 of today). We had paddle pool tournaments all the time, of course I never won because I was the second youngest in this large family, however, now I'd love to play this game because age is no factor!! One thing I remember doing in this game was when someone ticked you off and they sat across from you and it was your serve you would zing it right in their face!! Oh this game was intense, loved it!!
This memory was added on: December 11, 2005
What a great memory. I remember getting Paddle Pool for Christmas and playing it all day and into the evening with my parents and sisters and my cousins! Why don't they market this game again my kids would love to play it!
This memory was added on: November 5, 2005
WOW I remember playing this game in the 70s with my twin sister and our brother , it was so much fun! would love to see it become available again.
This memory was added on: October 24, 2005
Mercy!!! The nights my family stayed up until the wee hours of the morning playing this game! I didn't know anyone played it but us! On a weekend we would clear the table after dinner, and flip a coin on which 4 were going to get to play first. My dad always got to play first of course. lol There was myself and spouse, my 3 siblings and their spouses, and we would all gather round waiting for our turn to come up. lol It brought all of us together on a Saturday night for lots of laughter, and fantastic fun! Any so many great memories we all still talk about it today. Does the game still exsist? And if so is there somewhere I can purchase it? Having my own 10 grandkids now would be so much fun to watch them play just like we did.
This memory was added on: October 16, 2005
We saved our Paddle Pool game from when our children were small (in the seventies)and our grandchildren are playing it right now. We just had a tournament that included Grandma and Peepaw (age 73 and 74), Mom and Dad (about 42) and the four grandchildren (7, 10, 12, and 16). What a great time we had! We'd like to buy a new one, but at least we still have the old one. Milton Bradley should bring this wonderful game back.