Merlin The Electronic Wizard | Vintage 70's-80's Electronic Game

This video was filmed in 2013 and never uploaded to this channel. Here is my Vintage 1978 Merlin Electronic game by Parker Brothers. Very cool that it still works after all these years. Thanks for watching!

43 Comments

  1. Tim O'Brien on March 12, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Had Merlin as a kid & loved it. I seem to remember a car racing game on it. Am I right or is that another one  ?

  2. Crosis of Borg on March 12, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Loved my Merlin

  3. resurrectedwreck on March 12, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Does this ever bring back memories! I got one of these for my birthday in 1981. I think the you’ve-won-tic-tac-toe sound is forever imprinted on my memory.

  4. sara donnelly on March 12, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    My favourite game ever, this brought back a ton of memories, the music one was one of the best, although I enjoyed them all, especially as you didn’t have to stick to what was in the manual, although good, you could just make up an old stuff, very envious that you still have yours…

  5. Valerie Murdock on March 12, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I loved mine when I was a kid. I think of it often. The fact that yours still works speaks to the quality of things made back then. Thank you for making this video! Such great memories.

  6. Alex Oyarzabal on March 12, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    My broke when I was a kid. I was devastated . I bought an app for this game. Bring back memories. I don’t know how to play 3, 4, 5, 6. Tech me please.

  7. Ann Mari on March 12, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    This made me smile!!! Now I gotta go look on eBay!

  8. Mikel Hawk on March 12, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I bought a Merlin game back around the same time (78 or 79) and I loved playing with that thing. I enjoyed mine for years but don’t know what happened to it, as I tended to move around a lot back then. I remember I bought it at a grocery store of all places, called Albertsons. They were open 24 hours and I remember paying around $40 for it, which was a rather tidy sum to spend on something like this – for me anyway. Yours still looks brand new. Great memories from back then!

  9. Eric Purkey on March 12, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    My dad had he played it my brother I played and worn it out I am 44 years old.

  10. Aaron Lane on March 12, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I think there is a market for Merlin today.

  11. Chris Baldwin on March 12, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I still have mine, too!

  12. Channel123 on March 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Howdy Ray what memory right there wow!!!

  13. Trish Geffre on March 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    thank you if you want to show more id appreciate it ty

  14. Steve Johnson on March 12, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I got this for Christmas and loved it. I used to think it looked like a phone and sometimes played with it as such. Thanks for your video

  15. fajar Al fakir on March 12, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    look like handphone

  16. Reggie Deal on March 12, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    This brought back a memory, got this game and the Wildfire game both for Christmas in 1980, both if memory serves were made by Parker Brothers.

  17. Nick I on March 12, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Amazing. My sister got for xmas and remember playing together for hours. The bleeps are iconic. Think my favourite game was blackjack. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Let it Be on March 12, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    My Mom bought me that game. I was 11 yrs old the year it came out.

  19. jp040759 on March 12, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    WOW I forgot all about this game. Cool to see old stuff from when I was a kid. You see "Simon" games all over in different form factors all the time to this day.

  20. Del on March 12, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I still own mine. Those were the days. You could play a game without being interrupted by notifications. You were completely alone with your entertainment.

  21. x60hz on March 12, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    God I killed HOURS with this guy. Magic Square (game 5) was my favorite. Between this & Mattel Electronic Football, I was happy kid,!

  22. Holly Nettles on March 12, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I LOVED Merlin!

  23. mathue taxion on March 12, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Wow, I’ve not seen one of these in ages.

  24. VJ Rei on March 12, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    My brother and sister had it, I never knew how it worked until now… 40 years later.

  25. Xpress Bro 2 on March 12, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Nice I’ve never seen one of them, please make more videos on it

  26. Steve Huff on March 12, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Yes post more of these videos.

  27. db happiness on March 12, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I had this game… Loved it as a 12 year old.

  28. theo1313 on March 12, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    We had one of these fuckers when I was a kid. Thanks for the memories!

  29. HEMI Limited X on March 12, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Loved this game, missing being a kid. Life was so simple then.

  30. Michele Taggart on March 12, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I loved this game and played it all the time.

  31. seymore99 on March 12, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I had this game…I loved it sooo much 😁 those beeps bring back memories

  32. Mark Network on March 12, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    More Merlin please 🙂

  33. Small Fry on March 12, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I had this……I’m 45 now, actually 45 and a half…lol… We played the hell out of this game years ago…. They made a preproduction of Merlin maybe about 15 years ago approx…

  34. Elsa Pena on March 12, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    After all these years since I was Two, I held one today😭😂😄.

  35. Robin Stroud on March 12, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I want that! Oh God 😂

  36. Jim Leonard on March 12, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks for reminding. It is funny seeing it again.

  37. Marvel Hazeldene on March 12, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    That is so cool! I would love to see more games for sure.

  38. SkyTheLeafeon on March 12, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    My dad says he had a Merlin at some point. Too bad he doesn’t have it anymore, though.
    It’s still a nifty device, though. Goes to show what a bit of engineering could do back in the old days.

  39. JS Thompson on March 12, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Just seeing the words parker brothers got me hyped!

  40. Oldschool Cyborg on March 12, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    That’s awesome it still works. I loved that game.

  41. Tom Y. on March 12, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Very cool flashback!

  42. Mike O'Shea on March 12, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I enjoyed that toy when I was a kid. I liked making my own songs on it. Eventually it died.

  43. Mandark Astronomonov on March 12, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I just saw this game on "Let’s make a deal". I can’t believe I haven’t thought about it in over 30 years. The memories come flooding back.

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