Powerhouse Collection - 'Nightmare' video board game
Video board game (1), Nightmare, cardboard/plastic, Phillip Tanner & Brett Clements [designers]/A Couple A Cowboys [manufacturers]/Roadshow Entertainment Pty Ltd [distributer], Sydney, 1990–93. Rectangular cardboard box covered in a purple coloured neo-Gothic design featuring the word Nightmare in large characters. The box contains a folded playing board, a boxed VHS video cassette, instructions and rule book, cards and playing tokens.
Powerhouse Collection - Interactive board game prototype based upon television series 'Popstars'
Popstars is one of the first board games to incorporate the use of a music CD into a board game. Imagination Entertainment Limited's subsequent interactive DVD software revolutionised the board game experience by adding television and creating a whole new way to play. The prototype demonstrates one of the steps required in the creation of a new product.
Powerhouse Collection - 'The Weakest Link' boardgame
The television quiz program 'The Weakest Link' was based upon a program broadcast on the BBC in the United Kingdom and 'reversioned' for the Australian market. The Australian version of 'The Weakest Link' was broadcast on the seven Network Australia, from February 5 2001 – April 2002. The show was hosted by Cornelia Frances.
Powerhouse Collection - 'Video Village' board game
This game is suitable for inclusion in the proposed exhibition about television in Australians' lives. In this context it can be used to illustrate themes relating to 'Children, television and the family' and merchandising. 'Video Village' was a popular afternoon game show played on a set that was a replica of a town, complete with shops, a bridge, a jail and three streets made up of squares bearing instructions such as 'Lose a turn'.