When I was very young I loved CandyLand and Mousetrap but then as I got older Monopoly and Easy Money were my faves. I did like Operation & Battleship too. Never much into cards until I got older & learned to play blackjack - still love to play blackjack. Yatzee was fun
Even though they scared the crap out of me when the buzzers would go off, I loved to play Operation and the one where you had to get the shapes in the right places before it popped up (I'm drawing a blank and can't think of the name right now). I love playing board games.
Grammaof16- Everytime I see your name here it makes me smile. Wow so many lovely grandbabies. :)
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Monopoly - for hours and hours
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My two brothers and I would play Monopoly on winter evenings after supper. My mom would still be at work (she had a beauty salon) and my dad would enjoy watching us play. He was a real neatnik but he let us keep it set up to continue the next day. Fun memory!
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Me and my 3 brothers would always play Monopoly on rainy summer days. When my grandfather would come to visit from Nebraska, he always had a sock tied at the top and filled with nickels. We would play "skit" (a/k/a nickel knock, 31) with him while sitting on our screen porch on warm summer days. Great memories!
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I long for the days when people were glued to the TV watching a CHESS match ! How did we go from Spasky-Fischer to the Kardashians ? *sigh*
Do dominos count ? I played dominos when I was a kid.
Spasky-Fischer Iceland match! I had a slip card read out of all of those game where you can replay all by yourself. It was awesome. I use to belong to the Pittsburgh Chess in the early 70's, love playing chess.
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I used to play a French card game that was popular in the 70s called Mille Bournes. You're in a road race and the first driver to make it to 1000 miles won. That was a good game.
I also played the standards, Clue, Monopoly, Parcheesi (anyone ?), Trouble, Stratego, Risk, etc... I do remember Mystery Date. My friend had it. that was totally lame. ;)
I learned to play chess when I was 9. My brother taught me because we were watching the Boris Spasky - Bobby Fischer matches. I wasn't any good, but I knew the rules and how to play. I still play, but I prefer Backgammon.
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Enjoy playing Operation with my grandson. He usually wins
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Hands down alltime favourite was and still is Monopoly played with paper money, the old pieces.....we didn't have much money when I was growing up so we stayed home and played Monopoly and watched hockey on the one station on the TV that wasn't snow!
Now I would say playing scrabble as well as I taught my son how to spell playing scrabble!
KJ -- My brothers and I always wanted Rock Em Sock Em Robots but my Mom would not buy it due to the fact it was a two player game and there were three kids....she thought a real game of fisty cuffs would break out
As for favourite card game, my family and relatives are huge EUCHERE players so that would be the game for me!
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