When I was a nipper, I had two favorite board games. Actually, niether of them were actually board games.
One was, and I am sure this is wrong, **“Behind the Eight Ball” **which was essentially a funnel that you spun your ball in along with the 8 ball and the objective was to get your ball down the hole before the eight ball. For a caboose child like myself, this was hours of suspense and drama. I ebay’d this title and what came up was not the game of my ute.
Another game, and I cannot remember the title at all, was from the 60’s and it was a balancing game. You put a colored sphere like a poker chip in size on a wirey thingy that you hoped would not upset your lot. It was a group effort, kinda like pick up sticks. I think if you managed to get rid of all your thingies without making the wirey contraption tip ( which reminds me in my recollection of being strangely George Jetsonish in design.) you won.
And a classic strategy game: ** Score Four**, which my husband and I made our own board out of metal dowels and nuts and took it to a different level. Loads of fun.