Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Magnetel, the Game That's Swell! From Mattel!
I was about nine or ten when we got a Magnetel. It was a pretty neat game. You could play pool, bumper pool, and such. The yellow and black discs were magnetized so you could also hang them on your car's dashboard or your mom's fridge.
A few weeks ago I got out the ol' friend and introduced it to a new generation. Jazra and I played a few games for old times' sake.
Beware the Magnetel Pool Shark!
One of the neatest things about Magnetel was the spring-loaded cue sticks. Especially because you could stand it on one end, pull down the housing, and let loose. The compressed spring would make it shoot up into the air a foot or so. Instant rocket!
And here are the instructions.