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Board games: your favorites then and now

 
 
Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 08:57 am
The store was having a buy two/get one sale on board games yesterday so I stopped in to pick up a few to counterbalance the high-tech gaming devices in our house. We play a lot of Connect 4 and Battleship so I thought I would expand on the collection.

Oh my the memories. They came flooding back full force.

As kids, my family played long, huge games of Monopoly. They'd go on for days. When we got older, every holiday get together centered around Trivial Pursuit where negotiating your team was cut thoat and vicious -- Mom was the only one who could answer the sports questions so everyone was especially nice to her hoping she'd be on their team.

My grandma and me would play Scrabble til our minds were numb. Her name was Anna (nee) Graham and I called her Anagram. She thougth doing a crossword in pencil was cheating. Her love of word puzzles became my word of word puzzles.

It was so cool to visit the game section and see how many of these games have endured.

What were your favorite board games when you were a kid?

Do you still play board games? What are your favorites?

Thanks!
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 09:34 am
i liked clue and monopoly as a kid

love scrabble, bought the psp version

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:07 am
@boomerang,
backgammon, cribbage, scrabble, monopoly

we had a real festival of board and card games when we got together at Joeblow's cottage in October - I'll have to post a pic of Thomas staring down one of the game boards.Wor

I agree with anagram - ink only for crossword puzzles.

(Wordplay is one of my favourite favourite movies)
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:12 am
RISK - we have the LOTR's edition and play it with out neighbors when we lose electric in our rural world. I loved CLUE as a kid, but playing it again as an adult I didn't find it very challenging. Favorite game when I about 9 - MYSTERY DATE. It's probably too sexist to pass muster today.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:13 am
It's not a board game per se, and I didn't play it as a kid, but the Lovely Bride
introduced me and, later, the kids to mah-jong. I love it.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:45 am
@boomerang,
Scrabblescrabblescrabblescrabble.

Definitely king.

My grandma was fabulous at it and got my dad hooked who got me hooked. We'd have major tournaments when we were all in one place.

I did love "Trivial Pursuit" when it first came out and for a while after. I remember one x-country ski trip especially, a bunch of grown-ups and me. I had all kinds of weird facts squirreled away and actually did really well. (I was maybe 11?) It was the first time I played a "grown-up" game and held my own (I wasn't beating my dad or grandma at Scrabble yet at that point).
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 11:26 am
My kids are huge into the board games - Aside from those mentioned - Sorry is big, Disney version of Trivia Pursuit great with a family because they have kids cards and adult cards evens things out, Mancola (sp?), jenga, and I just bought for Christmas - go to the head of the class and some other newer board game called Beat the parents - I think this is another trivia/question type game where the kids questions are easier. Also Uno - not a board game, but huge in our house. Yatzee.

We don't have, but I used to love Life.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 11:35 am
@boomerang,
Pictionary....................love it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictionary

and scrabble.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 11:42 am
Stratego
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 12:49 pm
@boomerang,
No, I don't still play board games, but I was interested when the chess threads started at a2k.

I used to like - Checkers, Sorry, Keyword (like Scrabble), Scrabble, Monopoly, Risk, slightly followed Chess.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 12:56 pm
Oh, of course only ink for crossword puzzles.
And I forgot Clue.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:05 pm
@boomerang,
Well, there was Chess; Chinese Checkers.
Card games. Poker.

In my childhood, the other kids and I played with toy guns (not with functional weapons).

Does Mo like to play with guns ?





David
George
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:10 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
In my childhood, the other kids and I played with toy guns (not with functional
weapons).

Does Mo like to play with guns ?

I've known guys with one-track minds, but you, my friend, are the
Ultimate Monorail!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:22 pm
@George,
when I was just a wee rock, I had an Uncle Wiggily game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Wiggily_%28board_game%29

anyone else?
Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:23 pm
@Rockhead,
Me too.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:33 pm
@boomerang,
The Awesome - Carcassone

http://www.iconusa4.com/online/Images/Board-games/Carcassonne/Carcassonne1.jpg

The Best - Settlers of Catan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/3151164310_eae052cf4c.jpg

Cycloptichorn

ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:36 pm
@boomerang,
not a board game but ...

my aunt and uncle brought this back from a trip to Florida in about 1966 or 1967

http://cooper81.com/Feely%20Meely.jpg

I was the star of the neighbourhood. No one had ever even IMAGINED anything this awesome.


ooh and there was

http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/22705/2254878860010367626S600x600Q85.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:39 pm
CHESS, Scrabble, and Strip Monopoly.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:45 pm
@George,
George wrote:

Quote:
In my childhood, the other kids and I played with toy guns (not with functional
weapons).

Does Mo like to play with guns ?

I've known guys with one-track minds, but you, my friend, are the
Ultimate Monorail!
The ULTIMATE?? U mean after me, there won 't be any more monorails ???





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 01:47 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

when I was just a wee rock, I had an Uncle Wiggily game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Wiggily_%28board_game%29

anyone else?
A pebble ?
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