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Chutz
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   Posted 7/9/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of Games do you like to play or did you enjoy when you were a kid? I guess we're all kids at heart so the age isn't important. So, types of games like board or card games did you play? What did you like about them and who did you play them with most often?

When younger I liked to play Sorry. It was a board game where you move marbles around a board to see who got to the finish line first. When I was in high school mom and dad taught me to play Bridge and I would still love to play only there's no one I know to make a 4-some. Then in later years I did love the original Trivial Pursuit. I was into sports then and used to trounce my FIL to his amazement in the sports category. Oh, and the Pinnochle games were a staple when my kids were young. That was about the extent of my game playing. But let me share a story of a Monopoly game with my brother....

When I was about 5 or 6 my brother once asked me to play Monopoly and I was thrilled because I was a bit young to understand and he NEVER wanted to play with me other times. So I jumped at the chance. We sat on the floor and he set it all up...and of course he chose to be the 'banker'. Well, I had to keep asking dad questions which my brother was happy to let me do. I was naive and trusting and had no idea that when I went to ask dad a question my brother would take a handful of money out of the bank and stuff it in his pile. One thing he didn't count on was Dad catching him in the act. That was the end of the games with him but it was quite a while before I understood why dad had ended it so abruptly...lol

What games have you enjoyed playing growing up or as an adult? Any fun stories?
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skeye
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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I LOVED Candy Land when I was younger. We used to play a lot of board & card games. We still do -- every time we go on vacation, my father brings a ton of games. I'm completely blanking on the names of my two favorite ones.... Oh! Settler's of Catan is one of them. That game can get really complicated when you have lots of people playing, but it is really fun & always different, because you literally have to re-build the game board randomly each time you play.

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Chartreux
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   Posted 7/10/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My grandpa was a hard core poker player and all and if you don't have the money to loose then you don't play, and I just don't have a good poker face to play,
but pinochle I learned good and sometimes I still I can hold that many cards in my hand and I've had double pinochle twice....
PayDay, was a cool board game at which I won more than any other board game..as a teenager...

Clue Jr. and Clue is what we usually play with my family..
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Tony McGuire
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   Posted 7/10/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I liked and like just about any card or board game. But I guess my favorites in cards are pichnocle and spades, and then chess.

One of the problems I experience is that I am vicious when playing. Very seldom, it seems, is it merely a game. Which, of course, is kinda silly since it IS a game. Oh well, I hope this is understandable to some out there.

Post Edited (Tony McGuire) : 7/10/2009 10:16:07 AM (GMT-6)


Chutz
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   Posted 7/10/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Just had a thought...maybe we should bring out a board game or two when the kids want to play computer games. In my experience when the young married ones in our extended family want something to do after a holiday meal they bring some adult type board games and sit around the table for hours on end...long after hubby and I have gone to bed. It's so heart warming to go to sleep to the sound of their laughter. But I did notice the computer kids taking a chair at the table and wanting to play the board games more and more. Maybe it's time to take them back and get them to socialize with more old fashion games? We could start a revolution here...lol

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PAlady
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   Posted 7/10/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I heard on the news how Michelle Obama has instituted what she calls Camp Obama for her two girls, and when they're "home" tv and computers are not turned on until after dinner. They have to find other things to do during the day - course for the two first daughters that's not hard! I mean a trip to the UK, Russia, Italy and Africa isn't a bad camp week! LOL

BTW my family was big on card games. My cousin still is, although I've kind of lost the appetite for them. But at holidays even as an adult we'd sit around playing poker games for pennies (frustrated some of the "real" poker players!). I always had to use a cheat sheet to remind me of the hierarchy of which hand beat which. I still do! I also still have my mother's little tin full of pennies!

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 
 Dear Chutz,
 
      I love canasta. I never miss an oppertunity to play. Growing up I played it most with my Mother.
 
*huggs*
dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood

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