Sunday, October 23, 2022

Lost in a Triangle

Welcome to the week before Halloween! That means we have two more games to go (including this one)! 

Our spooky game this week is from 1975. That was a prime time for news (and books and movies) about things going missing mysteriously in The Bermuda Triangle- which happens to be the name of this game!

As you see by the cover, a sinister Mystery Cloud is out to make ships vanish off the face of the earth! Why? Because that's what sinister Mystery Clouds do! Everybody knows that! Sheesh!

Let's look inside the box!

Hey! There's nothing there! It's empty!!!

Just kidding- here we go:

On the inside if the box, we have a quick overview of the game.

When you take out the rather large board, you see a picture of a Mystery Cloud eating a ship. There are also game parts...

Here is a closeup of the parts. 16 ships, a die, cargo cards and....The CLOUD!!!!

How is the Cloud controlled? With this spinner, just like all clouds!

And here is the board. It's pretty big. And it actually is a map. Pretty cool, really.

This is what the board looks like set up. The idea is that you sail around picking up cargo and not getting eaten. hope.

And how does the cloud eat ships? Magnets, of course! When the cloud passes over the magnetic ships, the magnets in the cloud grab 'em! I'm pretty sure that's how the real Bermuda Triangle works! Hey, it's as good a theory as any!

Ok, now for the instructions!

Even though it seems sort of complicated, it's easier to play than you might think. 

But is it fun?

Well, yes, actually! I think it works because it has a good gimmick. The Mystery Cloud is really clever! Plus, you have cool little ships to play with...and a real map to look at. So, what's not to like? 

My copy of this game is actually two games combined. A lot of times if you find an incomplete game, you can- with patience- find parts from other incomplete games. These came from two different thrift stores a couple a years apart. Score!

So there you have it! A fun game with just a little spookiness! Next week we have the main attraction! Hint: mid 60s, right in the middle of Monster Mania!

Until then, keep searching for treasure!


  1. I like this game—from everything you’ve told us and shown us, here. Please add this one to our Halloween game night.

    From your clue, my guess is that next week’s game is Green Ghost. I had that game and loved it. I’ll definitely check back to see what you have for us!

    Thanks, Stu!


    1. It's added!
      I'll never tell what next week's is! Well, actually, I will tell- but not until next week. You might be pretty darn warm, though... ;-)

  2. We had this game when I was a kid! I loved the unpredictable element of the Mystery Cloud. Until today, I had been conflating it in my memory with Survive! which came out a few years later

    1. It really is fun- and a real relief when the cloud "drifts" over you and you are still there after it passes! I'm not familiar with Survive, but I'll look it up!

  3. I also had this game! Unfortunately, it's one of the few things that I got rid of over the years....but not because I didn't like it. I thought it was a really cool game. It's good to see the box artwork and all of the playing pieces again. Thanks for sharing this, Stu! Oh, and you are right about that time period. The movie "Airport '77," which has a 747 going down in the midle of the Bermuda Triangle, was from that same era.

  4. That comment was from me, TokyoMagic! I don't know why I'm never given the option to display my name with my first comment, but I do with my second one!?!? Oh, well!

    1. Very cool! I had forgotten about that movie!


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