Sponge Bob Games
Sponge Bob's history can be traced back to 1993 when Rocko's Modern Life first aired. One of the producers was Stephen Hillenburg, a cartoon worker/marine biologist who loved both his careers. When Rocko's Modern Life was cancelled in 1996, Hillenburg began working on SpongeBob (although some sketches trace back to 1996). He teamed up with creative director Derek Drymon, who had worked on shows such as Doug, Action League Now!, and Hey Arnold!.
Drymon had worked with Hillenburg on Rocko's Modern Life as well, as did many SpongeBob crew members, including writer Tim Hill and voice actors Tom Kenny and Doug Lawrence. Another crew member with previous Nickelodeon cartoon experience was former Angry Beavers story editor Merriwether Williams, who worked on that show for its first few seasons and switched to SpongeBob in July 1999.
During production of the show, Hillenburg provided a concept of short comics with the same style of the show, but the characters looked different. SpongeBob used to be named SpongeBoy, and used to wear a red hat with a green base and a white business shirt with a tie. The name "SpongeBoy" did not make it into the show since the name was already officially trademarked by Bob Burden, creator of Flaming Carrot. Hillenburg later chose the alternative name "SpongeBob." The original name was once referenced in the show by Mr. Krabs' line, "SpongeBoy, me Bob!." The Krusty Krab was originally spelled with the letter C rather than K, but Stephen Hillenburg thought K's were funnier.
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Monopoly: SpongeBob SquarePants $34.95
Ocean properties available to buy, sell or rent. Own your own piece of Bikini Bottom!
22 spectacular properties up for sale. Electric and Water included. Taxes vary. Ample transportation. Great for building Pineapple houses and expanding Krusty Krab restaurant franchises. Treasure Chest cards may set you back but Life Preserver cards could move you forward.
Collect the most clams to win.
Ants in the Pants: SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob's got an itch in his britches -- it's a bunch of bugs!
Flip and bounce the ants into SpongeBob's pants! Be the first to land all your ants inside to win! No reading required, so even the youngest SpongeBob fans can play!
OPERATION - SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS EDITION $24.99
Dive deep undersea to save the Krabby Patty secret recipe! Can
you help SpongeBob escape from Plankton's lab by removing 12 ailments designed to make him blab? Perform delicate surgery on his Barnacle Brain, Evil Thoughts and Clammy Hands without setting off the buzzer and giving SpongeBob the shock of his life! The player with the steadiest hands saves the day! Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Contents of Operation - SpongeBob SquarePants Edition:
1 Gameboard with SpongeBob SquarePants Patient and Tweezers
12 Plastic Funatomy Parts
CONNECT 4 - SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS EDITION $25.99
Play Connect 4 with a SpongeBob spin! In Connect 4 - Spongebob SquarePants Edition, 2 players try to get four in a row upwards, sideways, or diagonally. You can block your opponent with your checkers, or use your SpongeBob Blocker to block many holes at once! Be careful though - if your opponent's checkers stack all the way to the top, they can take away your Blocker! Get four in a row before your opponent to win!
Contents of Connect 4 - Spongebob SquarePants Edition:
Connect 4 Grid with Base
21 Pink Patrick Checkers
21 Yellow SpongeBob Checkers
3 PS Label Sheets
2 SpongeBob Blockers
SPONGEBOB KID CRANIUM $32.99
Eight SpongeBob-tastic activities await you in SpongeBob Kid Cranium! Kids have a blast with SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends as they act, draw, sculpt, code-crack, and puzzle solve their way towards four in a row. Three hundred action cards will have you acting like a jellyfish, guessing the sea creature with the most arms, trying to sculpt SpongeBob-themed objects out of Cranium clay before time runs out, and more! Each successful action gets you a token to place on the gameboard and a cool SpongeBob decoder mask will reveal hidden answers that just might propel you to a fun underwater win!
Contents of SpongeBob Kid Cranium:
SpongeBob Decoder Mask
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