Tabletop Games: Black Hole in Space (Schaper, 1979)

Black Hole Schaper

Black Hole Schaper-2

Where else would a black hole be, Schaper? Actually, there was a never produced game based on the Black Hole movie (below, as seen in Marx’s 1980 The Black Hole catalog) that looks exactly the same, except Marx’s version makes sense and looks cool. I’m not sure why Schaper thought the silly thing would sell separated from the movie, especially when presented in that godawful box!

Black Hole Game 1979

(Images via eBay and Plaid Stallions)

5 Responses to “Tabletop Games: <em>Black Hole in Space</em> (Schaper, 1979)”


  1. 1 antoniusrex March 10, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I love that it really *is* the *exact same game* save for better marketing.

    Kind of like the Febreeze of gaming.

  2. 3 narvo March 11, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Schaper should’ve just done a photo shoot with Stephen Hawking! πŸ˜‰ Oh but then it wouldn’t sell as well for “family fun”…? That guy on the back, however, is super super ’70s “science” dad…lol

  3. 4 Tom March 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Yeah, Schaper wasn’t known for their box designs. I have one for their Max Machine (http://garagesalin.blogspot.com/2014/03/maxed-out.html). The kids on the back of the Max Machine look like they can hardly contain their excitement.


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