Zaxxon the Board Game was published by Milton Bradley in 1983 in an attempt to translate and capitalize on the ever-growing video game craze that was hurting board game sales. Sadly these board games, Zaxxon included, were just never able to capture the magic of the original video game. That does not mean I didn’t enjoy it as a kid. I enjoyed it a lot. Sadly it just doesn’t hold up as an adult game.
The art on Zaxxon is very attractive, but the game is just too linear and random. It is just spin and move…spin and move. Even thought it gets boring pretty quickly, I am still much better at this version of Zaxxon than I am at the arcade or home version.
I don’t take the game off the shelf much anymore. When I did last weekend, I snapped this photo and thought I would share.