14 Sep Revisiting the Hype: Games That Were Once Popular (Video Games, Childhood Games, & More)
Talking about games that were once popular is sort of like running into that one popular girl in high school after years of not seeing each other and realizing that, well, her popularity faded for whatever reason. In this blog, Games For Fun will be highlighting some of the most popular games of the last several decades that are no longer popular.
We are switching things up this time and are not just focusing on the billiard & home game room products that we know and love so much. This list of games that lost their playerbase is all-inclusive…because we at Games For Fun love all games.
From video games to childhood games (going outside and interacting face-to-face with other kids until it gets dark out and you come home smelling like the good ole’ outdoors) to pen and paper games, we are excited to revisit the hype! Let the games begin!
Geek Routine is helping us in the videogame department by listing videogames that lost their popularity in the last years. The author of the article provides a disclaimer that it is not that the games are dead or not fun anymore…they simply lost the shine they had upon initial release.
Do children even play outside these days? While this question is partially a jest, partially full of truth, and somewhat rhetorical, the current reality is that going outside and playing games with other kids in the neighborhood is no longer as automatic and anticipated as eating breakfast. Today, these activities are such an anomaly. What are some popular childhood games that lost their popularity:
If you grew up in the 90s, mobile phones could not save you from your boredom: city-wide blackouts, a math lecture that never ends, or the daily ride in your school service means you need to figure out activities to keep you entertained. So, with a pen and a piece of paper, we have just created hours of fun and games.
Remember that just because a game has lost its popularity, that does not mean it is not playable or fun. If you agree with our list of popular games that lost their playerbase, whether it be from technological advancements or warranted disinterest, be sure to check out some of our other lists, like indoor games to play during a lockdown and our guide to winning 5 popular games!