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What’s In That Game Box? – Bermuda Triangle (1976)

Ever scoured the Internet looking for what exactly you were missing from the old board game you pulled from your closet, only to find no one who could give you the answer?  Well, stop that fruitless searching through endless google results, as this week we look at the somewhat obscure Milton Bradley classic, Bermuda Triangle Game, the 1976 Sinister Mystery Cloud Swallows Ships game.

Box art for Bermuda Triangle Game (Milton Bradley, 1976)

The contents of Bermuda Triangle are as follows:

The game box (with background art of a cargo ship in troubled waters, and a foreground of the game’s contents set up and ready to play).

The game board (featuring a detailed map of the Bermuda Triangle area, from Florida to Puerto Rico, overlaid with a 46 space ship path.)

The two-piece Bermuda Triangle Cloud.

The three-ringed Cloud Spinner.

16 plastic ship tokens (four each in blue, green, red, and yellow) with a small magnet embedded in their centers.

A single six-sided die

A set of 8 Port Cards (stating HOME PORT BONUS $20,000 on one side, and Bermuda Triangle Game HOME PORT on the other side)

A set of 24 Product Cards, consisting of:

BANANAS $10,000
BANANAS $20,000
BANANAS $30,000
BANANAS $40,000
LUMBER $20,000 [x2]
LUMBER $30,000
LUMBER $40,000
LUMBER $50,000
LUMBER $60,000
LUMBER $70,000
OIL $60,000
OIL $70,000
OIL $80,000
OIL $90,000
OIL $100,000
SUGAR $30,000 [x2]
SUGAR $40,000
SUGAR $50,000 [x2]
SUGAR $60,000
SUGAR $70,000
SUGAR $80,000

The Rules booklet.

Aside from the inner cardboard fillers to help hold all the pieces in an orderly fashion, that’s it.  This is a great game, and one that deserves more attention than it gets.  For those who already have a copy, pull it out of the closet and have fun!

Game board for Milton Bradley's Bermuda Triangle

Cloud and Spinner for Milton Bradley's Bermuda Triangle

Product Cards for Milton Bradley's Bermuda Triangle Game

Home Port and Product Cards for Bermuda Triangle

Ships for 1976 Milton Bradley game, Bermuda Triangle

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One Response

  1. Do u know the artist who did bermuda game cover art?

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