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I contributed photos to the new “Ultimate Retro Collection” bookazine

I contributed photos to the new “Ultimate Retro Collection” bookazine

I’m a big fan of Future Publishing and Imagine Publishing’s magazines and bookazines (Future recently acquired Imagine, so it’s now all under the Future umbrella). So I was very proud to be asked to contribute to Future’s latest bookazine “The Ultimate Retro Collection”. This bookazine…

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Poker to Pokémon – The Evolution of Card Games

Poker to Pokémon – The Evolution of Card Games

It is hard to deny that card games and their many intriguing variations have been a classic way to while away dull hours now for a very long time. While it is hard to pinpoint the exact origins of just when the use of cards in…

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When did Poker become a cult classic?

When did Poker become a cult classic?

Whether it’s a scene in the latest blockbuster or an episode of the Simpsons, Poker seems to have infiltrated itself into every aspect of our everyday culture. We borrow poker’s lingo in daily conversation and artists are inspired by the game in both music and…

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Great retro board games

Great retro board games

Board games seem to be becoming more popular again at the moment, which is great to see. As a parent of young children, and someone who therefore doesn’t get to go out on the town as much as I used to, I’ve found myself playing…

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The hunt for this amazing Lamborghini Countach poster

The hunt for this amazing Lamborghini Countach poster

There are three posters that I remember having on my bedroom wall as a child. Three posters that I used to stare at every day for years and that I can remember every single line and colour of. One of them is the Back to…

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UK National Lottery retro memories and bloopers

UK National Lottery retro memories and bloopers

I’m often struck by how things that I never thought I would be nostalgic about, make me nostalgic. One example of this that I was thinking of recently was the UK National Lottery. I can remember, as if it was yesterday, when the UK lottery…

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Can anyone recognise this Shrinky Dinks set I’m searching for?

Can anyone recognise this Shrinky Dinks set I’m searching for?

Recently, I’ve been lucky enough be able to pick up several of my holy grail items that I had in my youth and that I’ve been wanting to own once again. These include a Treasure Island board game, Street Hawk bike, a Tonka car, a…

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This is some pretty cool retro wallpaper

This is some pretty cool retro wallpaper

I get a lot of offers for sponsored posts, which I normally refuse as often the products aren’t totally relevant for my site or I just don’t like the product. But I’m not against the idea of a sponsored post at all, because it obviously…

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The Retromash Advent Calendar is all ready for December

The Retromash Advent Calendar is all ready for December

It’s that time of year again folks. The Retromash Advent Calendar is live. Check it out over the month of December to see presents and Christmas stocking fillers from yesteryear, all from the pages of the 1988 Autumn/Winter Argos catalogue. After Optimus Prime and He-Man…

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Weird real life retro analogies

Weird real life retro analogies

I do sometimes think I have a bit of a sickness. Maybe it’s just a retro obsession. But when I’m doing the most random things it can remind me of something retro related which almost uses a similar skill. Maybe I’m just trying to convince…

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