Posts with the tag "Pogs"
Photos by Megan Swann and Renee Stevens
With back to school season just around the corner, Handshake contributor Nick McCrea takes a look at the most-needed school supplies of days gone by. If this doesn’t make you nostalgic for second grade again, nothing will.
A group of junior high school boys huddles in the corner of the lunchroom. Before them lie piles of cards covered in paintings of monsters, wizards, and strange landscapes.
The boys talk softly and in terms few outsiders can understand. Their eyes dart left, right, down the hall, and then back to their cards. They look like a clan of pubescent meerkats, anxious that a bully might roam the halls. Or a girl.
Anyone who grew up in the 1990s probably passed by (or took part in) a card game like this. The game was Magic: The Gathering. And it was the biggest thing since Pogs