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What are your favorite "old school" games and board games?


We live in a world of electronic gizmos that require game systems and batteries--lots of batteries. My wife and I have found, however, that the games WE grew up with still have merit, and our kids will play them with us. What "old school" games do you still play? Do you plan to buy any non-electronic games (card games, board games etc.) as gifts for the holidays?

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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    I like rummy, but my wife plays something called Rummy 5000 where there are wild cards and the number of cards you get at the beginning change with every hand. Scrabble! We have four different versions including the HUGE one that takes hours to play.

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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    If they think they can make a buck out of it, they'll make electronic Jenga. I had forgotten about Othello and Connect 4. Thank you for reminding me!

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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    We still play both, and the games have to be at least ten years old.

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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    Clue is supposed to help teach deductive reasoning ... and I never won. I could never be a detective. See, some games we fail at help us figure out our future careers. Operation taught me I could never be a surgeon.


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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    Children are supposed to win every time, well, most of the time. It's our job as parents. I remember how aggravating Aggravation was.

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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    We have several dozen board games, and though the boxes are tearing at the corners and some of the pieces of missing, they still get played. We provide "game gifts" at every Christmas, too.

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    JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) 4 years ago

    I learned to count money playing Monopoly. The new versions have kids swiping a debit card. I never solved that cube. I could get a side the same color and that was it.


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