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?
The game I would have to say monopoly. The gadget that I really got addicted to was the Rubic's cube.
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.
Exactly. I was never able to solve it either, I think 3 sides. lol
Me and my husband still play rummy and scrabble, like, all the time. we're pleasantly boring like that.
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.
I always loved Monopoly, and Aggravation. Used to love to play the latter with my daughter - and she won every time.
The game Clue. My father and me always faced down at the end because we were the two who had figured it out. When my brother became older, he joined us in the race as well.
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.
Haha! I always hated the game Operation. The loud noise irritated me and I always wanted to smash the game with a mallet!
The physical version of a boardgame is always better than the electronic version because with an actual board and pieces you can make up your own variations and add extra rules and penalties. With the computerized version, you're stuck with the preset rules, which can make some games too boring or easy.
My favorite old school games are strategy-based like Connect 4, Othello, and Mancala. I also like dexterity games such as Jenga. How could you play Jenga electronically?
Well Scrabble is at the top of my list for favorite "old school" games. I'll say the next board game that's my favorite is Yahtzee.
When we were kids we always got one "family present" from Santa. It was usually a board game, puzzle or something along those lines. We have quite a collection of board games but we always go back to Sorry and Parcheesi.
Scrabbles rules, old-school being the best fun with another Scrabble lover!
As a kid, I loved "Go to the Head of the Class". I haven't seen of heard of it in decades. But it always made me feel smart if I could win it. Today, I still enjoy a good game of "Parcheesi" .
I loved the card game, "Authors," so much that I published a card game called "American Authors" in 1985. Coincidentally, a person my age had the same idea, only he re-published the original game and you'll find it, along with a whole line of card games of that type in game stores all over the US. Here's a hint for those who might have the same idea of republishing a game like I did. Don't be foolish like me. If a lawyer tells you that you CAN publish this beloved game by changing one feature, do it! I thought that lawyer couldn't be right, so I had a student re-draw the original pictures. I could only afford a one-color output, so thus, my game of "American Authors" could not compete with the other person who republished it WITH the original images except for one. (If you change ONE image in a game that's out of publication, it's possible to re-publish that old game.) BE SURE TO CHECK THIS OUT WITH A LAWYER to make sure, however. Because "Authors" made me love learning through games, I ended up publishing a unique solitaire game, "Presidential Solitaire," which is both a physical card game and a very challenging online solitaire game. I also created other online games on topics using classic games we all love. I ADORE learning through games!
Chess,Risk Ludo,Draughts,..I think board games without dice are always the best,as then its more a game of skill rather than chance.
Probably Clue. I also enjoyed Life a lot. Operation and Perfection were other cool ones.
I love Clue, Battleship and Scrabble and still play them often. Most of my friends won't play along...unless Words With Friends counts as Scrabble! Ha!
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