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 Post subject: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:08 pm 
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I was at Toys R Us and I saw this little Merlin in the games section, and had to get it. I had no idea they still made these albeit a smaller scale. It is virtually identical except for the size and now it talks! It still plays the exact same games but requires less batteries (3AAA vs. 6 AA). I thought I'd share this info in case anyone is interested.


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My mom threw one away last week. Also a similar one called "Wildfire" and one called "Split Second". I think they were ok, but old and had no instructions...


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Perhaps they make it smaller today so it makes other people thing that you are playing one of those new cool cellphone games. :lol:

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Can you guys tell us a bit about what the game actually is? I've never heard of it before.

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It is six different games, I'm quoting descriptions from the book of the original Merlin.

1. Tic-Tac-Toe

2. Music Machine "teach Merlin a tune and then be entertained as he plays it back to you"

3. Echo "Repeat a tune of random notes that Merlin plays to you"

4. Blackjack 13 "Acquire the higher hand of 13 or less" (my favorite)

5. Magic Square "form a square of 8 lights" (like Lights Out)

6. Mindbender "Discover the mystery number in Merlins computer brain"

It's a neat machine, although I really don't collect electronic games, this is an exception. I really wanted one badly when i was a kid and I never got one. The funny thing is I just got the big one on the way home from the CalTech Fall tourney. We stopped to get gas and there was an antique store next to the gas station. I think I got a steal for $10 and the book was included. The big one says ©1978 on the back, the database says 1979.

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:04 am 
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skeneegee wrote:
I had no idea they still made these albeit a smaller scale.


It was mentioned here two months ago:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3008

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:21 am 
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jaap wrote:

It was mentioned here two months ago:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3008


I wonder how I missed that...... :oops:

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