Life | 90s

We All Spent Hours Playing Dream Phone, But Where Did All Of Those Dreamy Guys End Up?

Crushes were a real big deal when you were a preteen. It was awkward and uncomfortable to have to feel all of those feelings, but luckily there was a board game to help us channel some of that angst.

Electronic Dream Phone was invented so that we could awkwardly call a bunch of teen boys without feeling like we were blowing our chances with the real deal.

The fake boys were there for us to see what it was like to converse with a boy, without actually having to do it. But here's the crazy thing, we actually miss those goofballs.

What are all those nice practice boys up to now? Well, you might be thinking 'they were fictional, they aren't up to anything,' but to that I say, "where is your imagination!" Don't worry, I know where all the boys are now, and because there is no Facebook for fictional characters, I'll let you know!


Bruce owns a store that sells second hand electrical equipment. He also DJs kids' birthday parties on the weekends. He's divorced and has a son named Thomas, but don't worry, they all spend Christmas together every year.


Spencer is a professional stuntman now, and moonlights as a wrestler in weird dive bars. He hopes to join the WWE one day, but he's starting to give up on that dream because his joints just aren't what they used to be.


Tony became a cop, and rose through the ranks quickly. He became the youngest detective on the force and did a lot of undercover work. He's been promoted to captain and has his own squad in a small town in Washington.


Matt was so heartbroken when his high school girlfriend broke up with him that he tried to become a monk but when they told him to shave his hair so he backed out. Instead he moved to a busy part of Poland and sells sausages from a cart.


John may have gotten some criticism over those bold color choices, but look who's laughing now! John was most recently seen behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week, putting the final touches on his latest collection. So take that everyone who thought his choices were weird.


Mike sells insurance now, but he's really into (and surprisingly good at) predicting when people are going to die. His charts are scarily accurate, so much so that most of his clients ask for his opinion before they go to the doctor because they want to know how serious it is.


Once Jason put on a shirt that didn't look like it was five different shirts stitched together, he was able to realize his full potential. He joined a theater company and went on tour with a small production of a play about dentists, and when the run was over he was so obsessed with his character that he went to dental hygienist school.


Steve thought his bad-boy charm would take him places, but unfortunately it didn't work out. He ended up getting fired from a bunch of jobs until he realized he needed to shape up. He decided to focus all of his attention on the one thing he secretly was obsessed with all along: pottery. He now has a shop in Arizona where he sells handmade clay pots and bowls and he is now rocking a big long beard.


Bob turned out to have been an undercover cop all along. He was clearly 40 years old in the game, so by now he has retired from the force. He actually passed his job down to Tony after mentoring him for several years.


Paul is an electrician with a wife and three step-daughters. He spends all of his weekends organizing tea parties and teddy bear picnics for the kids in the cul-de-sac because he is also the founder and leader of a parent's group. The problem is, his step-daughters don't really like him that much no matter how hard he tries. Sorry Paul.


Alan went into politics because that has always been his passion. He's on the fast track to being elected senator of Wyoming but on his free time he's hanging out on his goat farm that he owns with four of his friends from college. They bought it as a joke, but then ended up loving it.


Dan may have had a lot of hair happening with the big bowl cut, the intense sideburns, and the very impressive eyebrows, but now he's gotten a new style. He has a job as a celebrity impersonator and goes to birthday parties as either Kevin from the Backstreet Boys or Risky Business Tom Cruise if it's dark.


James became a newscaster because his mom was obsessed with watching the news and he wanted to make her happy. His wife and his son watch his newscast every night, and when he's not working they like to go camping.


Tyler works in a museum now, as an art restoration specialist. He enjoys making all the old paintings look new again, but sometimes he hides tiny microscopic secrets in them that no one else can see. There are tiny aliens painted on some truly iconic pieces of art because of him.


Carlos has been married four times already, each progressively shorter than the time before. He calls himself a true romantic, but really he just is bad at compromise. He tends to put his Ultimate Frisbee league above all else, but unfortunately that doesn't always go that well.


Dave lives in Colorado with his twin daughters and son while their mom is currently overseas in the Army. He does like to go out to comedy clubs on the weekends when he can get a babysitter where he gives some open mic nights a shot. He's also completely obsessed with karaoke.


Wayne has four PhDs and is currently working on his fifth. He became completely obsessed with his education and really enjoys research. He doesn't have time to settle down right now though because his current degree is taking him all over the world to research the migration pattern of hummingbirds.


Dale is in real estate now in Minnesota. His wife owns a bakery and their seven kids all help bake cookies for the open houses. He is constantly involved in the town events, and he organizes the Christmas concert every year at church.


Phil is actually the inventor of SnapChat. He's super rich now but he doesn't want to talk to you to confirm it so just trust me... Don't Google it.


Jamal owns a pretty big mall in Oregon and has been making crazy amounts of money lately. He has a good relationship with all the tenants and is about to open up a second mall in the next city over. He loves his family, even though his mom is constantly nagging him to settle down.


George works in marketing and was the one who invented that Puppy-Monkey-Baby commercial a few years ago. It's all his fault.


Scott is a professional poker player in Las Vegas and makes thousands of dollars at every game he plays. For some reason no one can read his tells, that is unless he is playing against Celine Dion who beats him every single time.


Gary is a stock broker but he hates how intense it is. He has a lot of stress-induced medical issues, but his ten-year plan has him retiring early and moving to Italy to become a gondola operator.  


After Mark graduated from the top of his class at Harvard, he became the youngest partner at the biggest law firm in New Jersey. He then moved to New York and is now working his way to the top of the ladder, but his mom says he's working too hard. Hopefully he takes a break soon!

Did they turn out as you expected them too? Which one was your favorite when you played the game growing up?