Thursday, December 24, 2009

Classic Board Games

At this time of year I am always reminded of classic board games. Even though high technology video games are popular today, nothing can beat a classic board game or a game of cards.

As a young child I remember playing simple card games. Hours were spent playing Old Maid or Go Fish!



One of my all time favorite Christmas presents was a board game called Mouse Trap. The object was to erect an elaborate structure. When completed, a metal ball set in motion a chain reaction that allowed the mouse to be caught. Rube Goldberg would have been proud!



Though simplistic and almost silly, I enjoyed Pick Up Sticks. These were multi colored plastic sticks that you dropped on the floor. The object was to pull out your color of stick without moving another color.



The all time classic Battleship was, well, just classic.



Who doesn't remember Sorry! I want blue! I want red!



Checkers was always good. But if you wanted something special, there was Chinese checkers. I never knew why it was called that.



As I got older I played games like Cribbage. 15-2, 15-4, 15-6 and a run makes ....



My favorite card game was gin rummy. For some reason I had always seemed to have a lot of luck with this game.



So many wonderful board and card games. The list could go on and on. But there is one game that tops them all. It does not even need an introduction.



I hope you get a chance to play some board and card games over the holiday. Others can have their video games -- give me these!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Small City Scenes said...

My goodness look at those games and I still have those games except for Monopoly. but I do have a Monoply version called Horsopoly. Same with a horse theme.

I did and still do love to play pick up sticks and the wooden ones are better than the plastic ones. I think so anyway. My grandkids and I always have to have a game or two of Sorry. I wish they would sit still long enough to play Crib. I do love that card game. All these are favorites but I think from the time I was little my best fav would be Chinese Checkers and playing two colors at one time . My girlfriend and I used to play that way for hours---probably while our babies howled for us. We tried 3 colors at once but then it get too much. LOL

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! MB

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Merry Christmas !

Jo said...

Freddie has been showing me card tricks this evening. He'spretty good!

I used to love pick up sticks when Iwas a little girl. And Monopoly...I love Monopoly...!

Merry Christmas, Russell, from everyone here. :-)

Marge said...

Merry Christmas Russell,

We just returned from our daughter and son-in-law's home where we watched their kids open Wii games and X-box games. Those are fun, but I'd venture a guess that they won't stick around as long as Go Fish, Old Maid and Monopoly have! The kids did get one board game, but it was something new that I've not heard of. Maybe they'll being it along tomorrow if the blizzard allows them to come!

We'll be heading your direction on Monday if the weather permits.

Keep warm, stay safe, and have a wonderful Christmas.

Marge

Hilary said...

Oh I agree. Frank and I always have a game of Cribbage or Rummy on the go. The board and cards are out all weekend and we'll just sit every so often and start playing for awhile. Fun stuff.

Have a great Christmas, my friend. :)

Maureen said...

Chinese Checkers and Candyland at my house. Merry Christmas Russell, did Bailey bake a cake this year?

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