So when I was a "tween" I had a friend who had the game Mall Madness, since I loved playing board games, we use to play all the time!
This game was the coveted game when I was a kid, and my friend pretty much got every thing that was the in thing. We actually had 2 different family friends that were like that, which worked out really well for us. My parents couldn't afford a lot of that stuff, so if they knew our friends were for sure going to get it, they didn't always have to. They could get us something else we wanted, and we would get to play all the time with the other item, as the kids were our best friends anyways.
I remember sitting around for hours playing Mall Madness, and having all kinds of girly giggling fun.
Did you ever play Mall Madness?