This memory was added on: August 26, 2010
We had this game when we were kids (5 kids in the family). I would often play it alone, for some reason, and remember dropping the steel ball into the chimney and having it roll down the stairs or other places. I couldn't remember the name of the game and just did a search online -- and Which Witch is it! I just placed a bid on ebay for a game and hope I get it. I'd like to play the game with my kids :-)
This memory was added on: September 19, 2009
I just gave a spelling test to my 3rd graders. One of the words is “which.” The sentence I made up was “When I was a kid I had a 3-dimentional board game called ‘Which Witch?’ and this word is not the kind of witch that cackles.” I then tried to explain the game, but the only part I remembered was Goulish Gerty drops it down the chimney. They were intrigued and urged me to look for the game on ebay. I hope it arrives soon!!
This memory was added on: January 1, 2009
When I was a child, I generally disliked board games (mostly because I was a sore loser, frankly), but I adored Which Witch. I loved setting up the game with that big three-dimensional house, and I loved dropping the steel marble down the chimney. It was the one game that I didn't complain about when my friends wanted to play it (well, that and Mouse Trap, because the end result in Mouse Trap was so cool). Which Witch was a Hannukkah present, around 1972 or 1973, when I was six or seven.
This memory was added on: July 6, 2008
Yes, I am one of the kids who also swallowed the ball. My dad called the doctor and he said as long as I wasn't coughing that the ball would be back.
This memory was added on: June 4, 2008
I just bought this game off of ebay. I had first gotten it new in December of 1973.
But it has since disappeared so I got another.
I love it and my son who is 9 loves it.
This memory was added on: February 19, 2007
All I could remember was the tag line..."ghoulish Gertie drops it down the chimney" I knew it had something to do with a game that my brothers and I played as kids. After a google search I found this site. I can't believe how much came back to me,
This memory was added on: February 16, 2007
When my sister, brother and I were kids we had this game. We played it for hours on end. One day, my little brother got angry because we wouldn't let him play. And swallowed the steel marble. For days, we waited until Dad retrieved the ever so important marble.
This memory was added on: January 25, 2007
I was just telling one of my friends about this game. I played it for years. Can this game still be bought anywhere? My kids would love it!
This memory was added on: January 15, 2007
david (1961)'s entry made me remember that the only time we got to play board games was when it was raining outside. As a kid, we weren't allowed in the house unless it was raining. If the sun was out, or even cloudy, you were expected to be outside. House rules. The same with all the other neighborhood kids. The 70's ruled.
This memory was added on: January 7, 2007
LOVED this game! It was worth the time it took to set it up just to see how great the house looked.
This memory was added on: October 23, 2006
This is a really fun game. My Brother and I played all the time back in the 70's. I recently went back home to my Dad's place and brought some things back with me. I still have the game and my son just loves it. Another generation gets to play a great game.
This memory was added on: October 21, 2006
Oh sure we had this. It's fun. I remember the ball bearing and the weird set-up in the haunted house, etc. Pretty cool game.
This memory was added on: October 7, 2006
I got this game from my sister for my birthday, when I was 9, I think. I loved it - and it is still at my parents' house - I tell them they can't toss it out, it's a classic!
The only thing about it, was that it took SO long to set up. Plus, when we were throwing the lead ball down the chimney, with mine it would always go down the same hole, no matter how we threw it!
This memory was added on: October 6, 2006
I loved this game. Played it with my cousin all the time.....I remember it as "Haunted House" though and not "which witch"
This memory was added on: July 29, 2006
I loved Which Witch when I was a kid. Me and my best friend Jimmy, played it when it was raining outside, and our moms woulndt let us outside. I recently 'bought' one on Ebay, I was determined to win the auction, and it ended up costing about $115 but it was worth it!
This memory was added on: July 28, 2006
This was my most favorite game, I got it when I was about 7, it was so ragged and torn up by the time we got rid of it, I would really love to be able to buy that game for my kids, any chance they will remake it?
This memory was added on: June 23, 2006
Omigod Erica, I can't believe you wrote about "who's got my Skinny Toe!" That story still sticks out in my mind from childhood & that album!! I used to tell it to all the little kids & scare the crap out of them when we'd go camping... LOL. Anyway, I don't even know if I had this game, I just came upon the 'Skinny Toe' reference & had to write.
This memory was added on: May 9, 2006
My sister and I got Which Witch one year for Christmas and I remember WITH it more than actually playing it. I was fascinated by the set up. She and I also had this record called "Spooky, Scary Stories" (which I still have and love to listen to when she visits!) that we would play at the same time so that we had the creepy music and sound effects..."Who's got my skinny toe...??" Anyone remember that?? LOL!
This memory was added on: January 31, 2006
After searching the web and E-bay I decided that Which Witch was the one game from my childhood that I simply had to have again. I was fortunate in that I won an auction for a complete copy of the game for about $30. I've seen this game sell for over $100! Anyway, as a kid I was on pins & needles to see if I could beat my brothers and cousins at the game. It was always scary when I was on a "danger" space and someone was about to "drop it down the chimney." I used to play with the game by myself too, it was fun to just drop the ball down and play in the house. Do you guys play that the whammy ball has to actually knock the person down or do you play that if they are on the row of danger spaces that the ball falls on they have to go back even if they are untouched?
This memory was added on: January 10, 2006
Played this all the time as a kid. Recently found it in my dad's basement, after cleaning it out. It's now in my basement, waiting for my next adult party to bust it out and make my friends laugh.
"Goolish Gertie drops the ball!"
This memory was added on: December 17, 2005
This was actually given to Me by a relative, and I still have it in the attic. Seems like I still end up with many a 'strange' game. If I would have seen this somewhere, I definitely would have picked it up.
This memory was added on: November 6, 2005
I loved this gsme I still have it.
This memory was added on: September 28, 2005
"Mean while back in the broomroom Albert Begin is still waiting to get out!"
loved that game, played it with all the neighborhood kids.
This memory was added on: September 14, 2005
I loved building the house. It reminded me of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. I loved anything spooky or haunted.
This memory was added on: August 9, 2005
My five year old son asked me the other day what was my favourite game. I thought back and remembered a game called "Haunted House" (It was called this in the UK). I used to spend ages setting it up and then "Dropping it down the chimney". If only I had kept the game.....
This memory was added on: July 25, 2005
My friend and neighbor had this game when we were little. I remember that he used to ask me to read the directions each time we played because he was "tired". We just talked about this game recently and wondered if anyone else still invoked the name "Ghoulish Gertie". Now we know that we're not alone.