I was sitting in front of the laptop yesterday morning and I looked up at Dale and Hannah and sighed and said, “I need a topic for Ten on Tuesday.” Hannah thought for about half a second and said, Ten Favorite Games from your Childhood. Perfect and just the thing for the cold wintry days of January.
- Life. It was long and fun and I always wanted the highest paying career with the largest number of kids.
- Aggravation. This was our favorite game to play as a family. We took great relish and sending each other back “home” to start over. I’m sure Freud would have a field day with what deeper meaning behind that.
- Mouse Trap. I was actually too young for this one but I loved to watch my brothers play.
- Kerplunk. Pick up sticks, but with marbles. And it was noisy which made it all the more fun.
- Monopoly. My brother always won and I can’t help but wonder if that’s why he grew up to be a slumlord. Ha!
- Chinese checkers. This was my mom’s favorite so we played it a lot.
- Operation. You hit my funny bone!
- Risk. We would play this on vacation and make it go on for days.
- Clue. Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the candlestick.
- And, for Dale, Racko. I actually never played this is a kid but it was a favorite of Dale’s and we all play it now. The new cards don’t have the numbers in opposite corners, though, and we just can’t get used to that.
This was fast and fun. I hope you all enjoyed it, too.