Synopsis of Toy

Over the years, many a board game maker has tried to transform popular sports to the board game format. This is not always a successful aim, but there are some notable exceptions. Count among the latter Rebound, a game that thrills sports fans and board game lovers alike with its clever mix of their two passions.

Basically, Rebound was a miniaturized board-game version of shuffleboard. Just the same, there was a twist to this game of shuffleboard: the board was split down the middle by a wall. The player launched one of four pucks up the right side, carefully angling the shot so it would “rebound” off a pair of angled rubber bands at the top of the board. A proper shot bounced the puck down the other side of the board.

If the player applied the proper amount of force, the puck came skidding to a halt on a series of score markers on the other side. Of course, things got a little tricky when another player entered the fray. That person might maneuver their puck onto a better-scoring point space. Even worse, their shot might remove you from your point space and thus cause you to lose those points. In any event, the first player to score 300 points was the winner.

Rebound managed to hit it off with both sports fans and game fanatics when it was released because it convincingly transferred the thrills of an athletic competition to a convenient board game format that could be played anywhere and anytime. As a result, it has remained popular over the years and is still made today. It is currently manufactured by Mattel and can easily be found at well-stocked toy stores. All the sports thrills, no breaking a sweat—does it get any better than Rebound?

Release History of Toy

1971 - Rebound

Sub Categories of Toys

board games

Toy and Game Manufacturer

Ideal, Mattel

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