Welcome to another Smorgasbord Sundays post. This time, I’d like to take you down memory lane.
A few days ago on Twitter, a few of us were tweeting about Girl Talk, this game from back in the 90s that was very popular during sleepovers.
Even though I’m almost 30, believe it or not, I still have this stereotypical game in my closet. Yes, even when I moved out of my parents’ house years ago, I felt the need to lug this game to my new home. Haha, I really have no idea why since it’s not like I play it anymore.
Basically, you spin the wheel and see if you get a truth or dare challenge. If you do it, you collect a certain number of points as indicated below the challenge.
If you don’t do it, you have to put a red circular ‘zit’ sticker on your face. Obviously, if you wind up with too many ‘zits’ on your face, not only do you lose, but you look like a fool, too. Yeah, girls can be so nice, eh?
Along the way, you get to collect fortune cards that ‘tell’ you about your future – Career, Marriage, Children, Special Moments, and Feminist Activism. (Okay, I’m just kidding about that last one. Girl Talk is clearly a game chock full of gender stereotypes. It would’ve been cooler if it actually did have a Feminist Activism fortune card.)
I took lots of photos of this game to help bring back some fond memories (or maybe not so fond if you were the loser with zits). And I’m going to share some funny fortunes that you’ll probably also get a kick out of!
Note: The rest of this post will be dripping with sarcasm. I can’t help it.
Hope you found this fun. I haven’t looked at Girl Talk in so long!
Do any of you remember playing this game? Did you also have sleepovers often like I did? Do you know of any good feminist games for girls? (I can’t think of any off the top of my head!)