Thursday, July 5, 2018
Famicom Menko are so Cool!
Menko are cool. They are cards made on thick cardboard and designed to be thrown at the ground. You win the game if you can use one menko card to flip over another one. They were extremely popular during the post war period, though by the 1980s their popularity had declined quite a bit from its peak as kids had a lot more toy options available.
Despite this, there were also some Famicom menko released during that decade and they are awesome. I already had a few that I bought four years ago but last week I bought a decent pile of them off of Yahoo Auctions to add to my collection.
They feature images of games from the first few years of the Famicom's lifetime - Wrecking Crew, Front Line, Super Mario Bros., Front Line, Combat and Lode Runner being among the games featured.
They are really thick: