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I was raised in the 1970s and had plenty of fun with games. There was hand held electronic games, board games, all sorts of games.
I thought it would be fun to get members to write about games they remember and think of a modern day equivalent in a few lines or less.
Pong, on Atari. Not to mention donkey kong, centipede, pac man, all the old old old old old ones. Man I feel sad and old now. i look at what kids get today for games and toys and feel like I grew up on those wooden carved things inthe rudolph shows.
I'ma go moap,... I want new toys!!!!
top, those swirling ones when chidlren gather and outdo each other
There was this water game. It came in a case like an ant farm would. It had these half cirlced pegs stuck at different points on the plexi-glass wall. You had to push a button to get your ball in the water to the highest peg. I don't recall its name.
I remember yard darts, and horseshoes, and chess and checkers and sticks in the yard lol
Twister, Chutes and Ladders, Mousetrap (only the game we played at the end it was waking the father), Cherry Tree or something like that.
The World wasn't so rough back then and we lived in a court, the parents usually met in the house to play cards and have drinks, the neighborhood kids played kick-the-can and hide-n-seek until about midnight. No worries...good times.
We played Hide and seek at night too and w had no worries of kidnapping or anything else. My sister would play Tag football with the guys of the neighborhood.
I don't think we were ever in the house, we walked, skated or rode our bikes, played outside till late. I wish my kids could have enjoyed that luxury, one that is forever gone.
Well I should have reworded that...we as kids didn't need to be in the company of an adult at all times, we as kids were able to ride our bikes, skate, walk to the mall on our own with just our friends, we had more freedoms.
Today, you turn your back for a second and your kid is gone, they are taken out of their homes while sleeping.
That is the luxury I mean, being a kid, getting into kid trouble, having fun...good times.
My kids did all those things I mentioned as does my grandchildren, just not until midnight with the neighborhood kids without worry.
No, my mom used to lock us out of the house as she cleaned she also said that we needed to blow the stink off of us and to play outside.
What was that thing called that attached to the end of a water hose? Water wiggle? That thing was cool, it flew around and beat the shit out of you, good times damn good times!
Anyone remember the original "Pong"? We got it one Christmas...and had a blast playing that simple game.
Anyone remember Parcheesi...or Racko? Those were two of my favorites...
Outside from almost the minute we got up, until bedtime-playing kickball in the churchyard, swimming at the pool, riding bikes, or playing softball with all of the kids in my very small town...we just knew we had to be home when the streetlights started coming on, lol...
I played a lot of Sorry and Uno and Mousetrap.
Anyone remember a Titanic board game? it was in two sections. You had to navigate through the boat before it sank and get to the lifeboat. Then you had to navigate in your lifeboat to some islands. Probably not a very sensitve topic for a board game, but I remeber having fun playing it.
my grandma and my brothers and I played parchisi, trouble, scrabble, monopoly, clue, and chutes and ladders all the time. At least 3 or 4 times a week and it was this time that we got to really talk and tell our problems, and got nearer to each other. It was the best family time I ever had.
There was this things you put on your ankle and jump around it for hours. The magnetic football game, the boxing game where there head went up when you did a knock out, Donkey Kong, Pong, Super Ball, some strange worm like thing that made a whooo whoosh sound when you flung it around in the air. the metal not plastic slinky. Street ball, bikes, skates, lots of playing outside. The magnifying glass and slugs. BB guns.
I ember the things you put on your ankle and kind of like jumproped with it. We used to play Angel Debil too where one of the kids would swing the rope around a circle and the others would jump it. We also played jumprope Double Dutch and did some rhymes as we did it. I think I havea hub to that one, don't recall the name of it right now. I will have to look that up and post it here.
Dodgeball was a big one too. We got bikes one year and we rode them everywhere, besides we alsways walke to the store everyday in the summer.
Something else I remember playing with--silly putty and Jacks.
I miss the old board games of the 70's. Like Wahoo, Life, Monopoly (still around), PayDay, Twister, Dating Game (well, that one was my sister's favorite), and there was that one game box that had several games inside. Can't remember the name of that one. My cousins had it and we would bring it out when all the cousins got together.
Love to play with the old "Slip and Slide!"
One of my favorite board games was PayDay, game of Life, Stratego. I do remember Racko and Mouse Trap was great.
Times were simpler back then. My cousins and I would hide and seek in the alleys of Detroit at my grandmother's house. I would be afraid to do that now.
We would also play lots of football and wiffleball.
twister, mousetrap, scattergories(maybe 80's?) sticks, rocks, marbles, smurfs, garfield, rubix cube, backgammon, that gum that would make you go to hell cuz it looked like chewing tobacco, chewing tobacco...oh yeah big league chew....nip em lix, bottle caps.....some of that was candy and not games, but i had alot of alone time...
Not exactly a game, but my friends and I adored the neighborhood Slip N Slide!
Ha! I haven't published it yet! That is something I will work on today!
Something you and I can agree on Mason.....
I used to play my atari all the time....I still have the consoles and games....."combat", "air-sea battle", so many....
and then there are games today, like "Mass Effect", it's amazing to see what is available today...
One of our favorites was "The MAD Magazine Game," the object was (of course) to be the first player to lose all your money.
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