Toys of the Eighties, Run Yourself Ragged
Picture Gallery

Loading images, if this message doesn't go away you may need to enable javascript in order to see pictures
No images

Click picture to enlarge

 Submit a picture 

One of my favorite toys from the 80's (and I just got a like-new one from ebay). Game consisted of a marble-sized ball bearing which you would navigate through a maze of 10 different obstacles (parallel bars, catapult, etc.) Each 'obstacle' had its own little control assigned to it-- a lever, button, etc. Ultimate goal was to navigate the course in under 60 seconds and ring the bell at the end.
Links for more info

The following are links about Run Yourself Ragged you may find interesting. Also check out the other pages.

Submit a link to more information about Run Yourself Ragged

User Stories and Comments

The following are comments left about Run Yourself Ragged from site visitors such as yourself. They are not spell checked or reviewed for accuracy.

Keith - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite toys ever. Got it for Christmas when I was in 3rd grade. Just found one in mint condition on ebay. Brings back great memories and now I get to share them with my sons.
Susan - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
My brother and I loved this game as well. We were in first and fourth grade. We played it for hours!!
polly - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
what a game. was given to me second hand when i was about 10. now im 33 and i still love it. im a big geek and love video games but there's something different about the real thing!!!
Drew - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know the name of the vertical Run Yourself Ragged type game where you had one button that operated several things at the same time to propel the ball? You started at the bottom. You tried to get the ball up to the top where it eventually drops into the machine and rings a bell lands back at the beginning? It was battery operated and had a moving staircase, moving bridge, moving magnets and others I forget. It was like run yourself ragged in the way that you had to time your shots inorder to get to the next obstacle. Im googling all day long and cant find a clue of this games existence.
Drew - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Ok I found it under the name Kongman. It had another theme when I owned it, but its a start.
Denise - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have this game in the original box somewhere in storage along with "I took a lickin from a chicken"
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Kongman is NOT the same thing. Kongman is tall, and Run Yourself Ragged is a flat obstacle course. The game was later sold under the names "Screwball Scramble" and "SNAFU".
Holly - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the original "Run yourself ragged" LOVED that game! Wonder if my mom still has it stashed somewhere?
Amanda - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
*jaw drops* I suddenly desperately miss my childhood....
PTN - September 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought the 1992 Pavilion version at a garage sale for $2.00. Like many others, the hoop is broken, but everything else works. I didn't know anything about it until I tried to see if I could get a replacement hoop. I am very pleased. I know this is a sight for the eighties, just thought I would share.
Heather - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I got this as a gift when I was a kid, loved it. Not sure what happened to it.
Karen - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh my GOSH!!! I got this game for Xmas when I was 10 and I played it for hours and hours! I decided to google it and just seeing the picture of it takes me back - oh what fun. I'd love to get my hands on one for my boys.
Alice - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Do any of you know where to find a replacement ball for the game? I have the original game that belonged to my kids and I want the grandkids to play it but our ball is missing.
Mitchell, Just Mitchell. - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I Play This Whenever I Get To! My Grandparents Have It, but it's missing its ball. So, I use the marbles I put in the box. Still is good.

Submit a story or info about Run Yourself Ragged