The Electronic Dream Phone was a tween board game (geared mostly towards girls) that involved players taking turns picking cards that had pictures of “cute” boys on them along with a 555 number to call. Clues on the cards gave out information such as: where the crush was from, what he was eating, what he wasn’t wearing, and where he didn’t like to hang out. When calling certain guys some of their responses were not as nice as others, some would say “I know who it is, but I’m not telling! HA! HA!” There were also other clues that a player could detect after playing the game more than once for example: the jocks and more sporty older types of guys would hang out in Jim’s Gym versus the fun younger guys that would hang out at the beach, Woodland Park, and Crosstown Mall.
Certain clues would help with the process of elimination, players would then have to guess who had a crush on them and who didn’t by calling the guy to confirm their guess. Despite the fact that the crush was the same person for all players, anyone of the correct age who played the game seldom realized.
The Dream Phone was a highly popular game designed and created in 1991 by Michael Gray and published by MB Jeux.
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