How often do you find your favorite game on the Web playable for free?
When I was a kid, my favorite board game was Bionic Crisis. It was based on The Six Million Dollar Man TV series and was a close cousin to my brother’s favorite board game, the three-dimensional Sub Search, which was a classic hide-and-seek game like Battleship. Bionic Crisis had a deck of cards, red and yellow Lite-Brite pegs, and a pile of circuit board cards that fit in one of four orange, plastic video-game looking consoles.
After borg launched, my brother found me an original edition of the other board game based on the TV series–The Six Million Dollar Man game. It featured a fairly standard move-around-the-board format, where players had to complete four missions via four playing pieces, a deck of cards and a “high-tech” looking spinner.
Now, our friends at the Six Million Dollar Blog have created two online versions of these classic Parker Brothers board games, and you can play them both now or any time for free.
They even corrected an error card on Bionic Crisis that allowed a player to win in one fewer moves than his or her opponents.
What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show?
Don’t you wish someone would create online versions of all those classic, no longer available board games like this? If you know of other classic board games available on the Web, please post a link in the comments section. And have fun checking these out again or trying them for the first time!
*Links updated July 2022