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Operation

Simple board game featuring a very ill (yet smiling) man laying down with various 'ailments' that need to be removed from his body. The idea was that you had to carefully remove items from his body with a pair of tweezers ever so carefully making sure that you didn't touch the sides of the hole / gaping wound. If you touched the sides an eletronic buzzer would sound and (I think) the mans nose would light up.

As board games go it was quite a bizarre idea and I'm surprised it ever got in to production. Somehow, the idea caught on and it became on of the most popular board games ever and is still being sold today.


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What were all the bits in operation? Last post by childofthe80's
17 July 2010

Do You Remember Operation?

Do You Remember Operation?

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    Can anybody remember all the bits? The new game is just not the same
  • Anonymous user
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    great game!
  • Anonymous user
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    I had this game, it heaps of fun! Great for developing my fine motor control!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Oh, the frustration. I remember the kid in the TV ad going cross-eyed when he got 'buzzed'. The slightest touch signalled your turns end. Incredibly taxing!
  • Anonymous user
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    Been trying to remember all the bits. Funny bone, adams apple - was that the one shaped a bit like a butterfly?, pencil(?), bread basket. Can't remember the others at all!
  • Anonymous user
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    Anyone who's ever seen me get drinks in or pour tea will know how rubbish I must have been at Operation ! Steady hand a must.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had operation, but back then i was an impatient wee so and so,which meant i used to get fed up with it too easily,would enjoy it better now i have more patience!
  • Anonymous user
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    my memory is the adams apple how god dam difficult it was to get out with out touching the sides and its still in the shops wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
  • Anonymous user
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    The idea you could set off the buzzer at any time was quite an adrenaline rush. I loved that game and was quite an expert !
  • Anonymous user
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    We've still got our game in the cupboard. I don't know how we got so much enjoyment out of this game as we watched each other trying not to touch the sides of the hole from where each body part needed to be delicately extracted. 'Here goes his funny bone'...... became a key catch-phrase from the TV advert I think, but needless to say we all wanted the funny bone.