While back-to-school season can be nerve-wracking, I still remember the delicious anticipation I experienced at the thought of seeing my friends again. And another thing I loved? Back-to-school shopping!
I suppose kids these days also enjoy shopping for school supplies but, in my humble opinion, kids of the ’80s and ’90s had it especially good. Remember those Lisa Frank pencil cases and folders? Scratch and sniff stickers? Scented markers? And then there was the ultimate in back-to-school accessories — the Trapper Keeper!
Here’s a pic to jog your memory from Instagram user @cherryhoopsdotcom, who has her old Trapper Keeper propped up next to her old Caboodle (another ’80s darling that came back this past year):
As today’s youth head back to the classroom, I’m willing to bet they won’t be carrying anything nearly as cool. But there is a brand new card game that’s keeping the memory of the Trapper Keeper alive for all of us kids at heart.
The Trapper Keeper Game from Big G Creative is not only oozing with nostalgia but seems pretty fun, too! The game challenges players to “school” the competition by collecting cards with the most points and stashing them in their Trapper Keeper® folders.
Cards include homework, quizzes, parent signatures, report cards, detention slips, notes from classmates and field trip slips. After the last bell card is played by the assigned Teacher’s Pet (of course!), the players tally up doodles and points to determine the winner.
Check out this video for more info on how to play:
Obviously, the game is also packaged to look like an old school Trapper Keeper notebook, complete with a Velcro closure. Just like the iconic Trapper Keepers of the past, you can get the game in three vintage designs: rainbow unicorn, palm tree sunset and psychedelic outer space.
The Trapper Keeper Game includes 81 school paper cards, 11 bell cards, five mini Trapper Keeper folders, a teacher’s pet marker, score pad and pencil. It’s for ages 8 and up and takes approximately 25 minutes to play. It’s available exclusively at Target stores (not online) for around $16.99.
Will you be taking a trip down memory lane with the new Trapper Keeper game?