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History of Barbie Board Game
Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been a symbol of modern girlhood. And for over 60 years, she’s inspired the imaginations of young girls all around the world through her doll line and accessories – including board games.
The first version of the Barbie Board Game was released in 1963 by Milton Bradley. The game was essentially a spin on classic children’s board game “Chutes and Ladders”. Players move around the board answering trivia questions about Barbie to gain or lose pieces of clothing while avoiding ‘slides’. The objective is to be the first player to dress their cardboard cut-out Barie figures and win the game.
Over time the rules changed slightly, with some versions featuring different rewards like money or fashion points instead of clothing pieces. In 1996, with Mattel taking over manufacture and design, a dated version was released featuring internet play as well as physical activities such as karaoke, a scavenger hunt and trivia based challenges. Since then dozens more versions have been released that focus on different themes from shopping sprees to horse shows!
The popularity of this game has made it an iconic part of pop culture history – making its mark in films such as Legally Blond (2001) when Elle Woods plays it at Bruiser’s birthday party! The Barbie Board Game remains popular today and is regularly purchased by adults for nostalgic purposes or for ‘girl’s night-in’ celebrations with friends!
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1. Think ahead – Before your turn, think ahead and plan out your possible moves as far in advance as possible. This will help you remain one step ahead of your opponents throughout the game.
2. Keep an eye on the space bonus pool – Whenever you pass a bonus space, they add coins or bonus points to a growing bonus pool that can eventually be claimed by the first player who lands on the bonus space at the end of their turn. So keep track of how much is in the bonus pool and make sure you are in position to collect it when it counts!
3. Utilize shortcuts – Shortcuts can be found in certain areas of most Barbie Board Game maps, so find these and use them to your advantage for extra turns or an increased base movement rate, allowing you to land on spaces with all sorts of bonuses quicker than your opponents.
4. React quickly during challenges – When you land on a challenge card or enter an area with challenges involved, always react as quickly and confidently as possible with every decision presented without hesitation; this will help put other players on their heels and keep them from making smarter decisions in challenges rather than taking blind shots!
5. Save up beneficial cards – Throughout each game of Barbie Board Game, a variety of useful cards appear, so always think about which ones could possibly benefit you later down the line and save up those cards for moments like these when they become extremely valuable!
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“The Barbie board game is fantastic fun for the whole family! We spend hours playing together and it enables some friendly competition while also giving everyone an excuse to dress up like Barbie and show off our favourite looks. It’s great for learning colours, matching and developing your fashion sense too.” – Sarah J., Age 35
“My daughter loves playing the Barbie board game with us. She even made up her own rules based on the original that adds more strategy than ever before! It’ll be a game we keep coming back to for years to come.” – Austin F., Age 40
“Barbie board game is not just a treat for the youngers but also the elders. The game encourages creativity, focus and concentration. After every session of playing Barbie I feel energized and bubbly!” – Roberto P., Age 60
“Playing this board game brings out a child-like feeling in all of us! With vivid colors, fun characters, lovely music and exciting rules, no wonder it’s been around for so many years.” – Josephine K., Age 30
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The World Barbie Championship is an annual competition organised by the official Barbie Organisation, mainly to commemorate the ‘Barbie craze’ that splashed across the globe in the late 1950s. The tournament is usually set up as a single-elimination event which begins with a large selection of teams made up of two or three people representing various countries. Each team competes against each other in classic board game challenges such as Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue, which are scored by a panel of judges. The winning team earns a grand prize and becomes the official holders of the World Barbie Championship trophy.
In addition to the World Championships, other smaller tournaments are held throughout the year that focus on only one style of game (e.g., Monopoly or Scrabble) or even just one particular title (e.g., “Barbie Edition” versions). These events draw smaller crowds but often attract expert players from different parts of the world who want to showcase their skills and compete for prizes like money and merchandise from Mattel Inc., the company that owns Barbie dolls and produces most of its related products.
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Barbie board games are a hit among many game lovers. Along with the board game, these come with a variety of Barbie-inspired figures and play mats. These pieces of merchandise perfectly complement the Barbie board game and provide extra fun for players. Here are some suggestions on how these can be incorporated into the game:
Figures – The figures included in Barbie board games can become playing pieces. Players can use them to move around and interact on the board, enabling them to stay active in the game without having to rely solely on dice rolls or strategy cards.
Play Mats – Instead of using a plain board or surface, why not add a bit of pizzazz to your game night with themed play mats? These spacious mats will have room for your figures, various tokens, possible bonuses or penalties and other bits related to the game. They also give players more space to place their electronic devices when playing digital versions of the Barbie board games!
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