Subbuteo for me - was given a team of Liverpool players, a generic team for the opposition and made the rest up (pitches, goals, corner flags etc) out of whatever I had to hand or could use my imagination on. Doing a few household chores etc got me a few pennies so later bought a goal and a ‘proper’ pitch.
The rich kids had stands, and floodlights, multiple & special edition teams, refs, trophies etc - though always thought they lost out on something not using other fun non-subbuteo stuff first… 😃
All that went out of the window after this one Christmas…
Behold it’s battery zapping Space Invader greatness 😃