Electronic chess games also appeared in the mid seventies, but the game that first captured the public's imagination in the UK was the Adman Grandstand.
Electronic games, such as MB Simon and Adman Grandstand, went on sale in the UKin the second half of the 70s. This was the time when people got their first taste of the digital lifestyle we enjoy today. A few years earlier, the first and were marketed. Now manufacturers too adopted the same circuitry for play, and the age of electronicgames began.
Interestingly, in the Monopoly game, players use an app running on the iPad to perform functions very similar to the previously mentioned Monopoly Playmaster accessory, bringing electronic board games full circle.
The Adman Grandstand came along in 1976-1977. It featured a series of gamessuch as a version of the popular electronic tennis game, Atari Pong, which people were already playing. Other games included football, squash and shooting. Some versions included an electronic light gun.