Life changed at our house when Trouble (1965) came along. We ignored all other board games for years after discovering how much fun a Pop-O-Matic was to PoP! As soon as we would wear one out, which took some doing, another Trouble game would soon appear on our kitchen table. My mother loved Trouble. I never saw my mother enjoy a game as much as she enjoyed Trouble. She was very serious about popping that Pop-O-Matic. She'd squint a little and her tongue would roll out the side of her mouth as she'd pop it! Her pops were real quick, but very intentional, as if there were some skill involved in it.
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