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    Childhood Games

    I just did a search to see if there has ever been a thread based on just childhood games, and there hasn't been. There are some threads that dabbled a bit, but nothing exclusively.

    So, what childhood games did you play?

    Here are a few that I did:
    - Uno
    - Skipbo
    - Pogoball
    - Skipping Rope
    - Pictionary
    - Scrabble
    - Crazy Eight
    - War
    - Go Fish
    - Sorry
    - Concentration
    - Crockinole (sp?)
    - Rummoli

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    Games -
    Monopoly
    Battleship

    Physical Activity-
    climbing/playing/hide-n-go seek in new homes under construction
    sailing races
    bicycling

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    Board Games:
    Monopoly
    Scrabble
    Sorry
    Trouble
    Checkers
    Chess
    Stratego
    Risk
    Twister
    Life
    Payday
    Boggle
    Yahtzee
    Scattergories
    Outburst
    Rock Star Game (invented)

    Card Games:
    Gin
    Go Fish
    Crazy 8s
    D.C. & Marvel comic book card game (invented)

    Role-Playing Games:
    Star Wars game
    Mobster/Crime game (invented)
    playing school
    playing shopkeeper (baseball card shop, CD store - invented)
    Amish Sim Cities

    Toys (listed, because we often made role-playing games out of them):
    Legos
    G.I. Joes
    Playmobil
    Hotwheels

    Computer Games:
    Oregon Trail
    Yukon Trail
    Sim City 2000
    3D Home Architect
    Carmen Sandiego

    Video Games:
    Nintendo (Mario, WrestleMania, Excite Bike, Tiger-Heli, Duck Shooting game, Wheel of Fortune)
    Super Nintendo (Mario All Stars, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, NBA Live 97)
    Nintendo 64 (Super Mario, Mario Kart, James Bond 007, Star Wars Rogue Squadron)

    Activities:
    Tag
    Hide and Go Seek
    Ghost in the Graveyard
    Parties at the bowling alley, the batting cages, the arcade, the Gymnastics place, Discovery Zone, and Chuck E Cheese
    Basketball (three point contests, running own plays against fictional team, etc.)
    Baseball (homerun derby, running bases, wiffle ball, catch, etc.)
    Football (running own plays against a fictional team, etc.)
    Soccer (sideline soccer)
    Swimming (Marco Polo, retrieval of random objects underwater, jumping contests, wave pool)
    jumping on the trampoline (several variations i cannot recall the names of)
    playing on the swingset
    *variations denoted in parentheses
    Cops and Robbers
    Military-style games/guns
    Super Soaker fights, water balloon fights
    Riding bikes (very integral)
    Sledding
    Snow-forts
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Unorganized:
    Hopscotch
    Four-square
    Wiffleball
    Baseball w/tennis ball
    Manhunt
    Ghosts and Goblins
    Kick the Can
    Swing Set Frogger (our own invention)
    Wave Boxing (also our own)
    Snowball Fights/Snow Fort Battles

    Organized:
    Outdoor soccer
    Indoor soccer
    Little League

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    neighborhood games:
    bloody murder
    horse or pig
    bike races
    wars (used to throw crabapples, dirt bombs, or walnuts at each other)

    board/card games:
    Risk
    Monopoly
    Pit
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    VH1's series "I Love Toys" pretty much sums it up for me.........

    http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/i_love_toys/series.jhtml
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Quote Originally posted by Planderella
    VH1's series "I Love Toys" pretty much sums it up for me.........

    http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/i_love_toys/series.jhtml
    Cool link Planderella. Brings back memories. Did anyone else have a GAF viewmaster as a kid? We loved 'em but I imagine kids born post-computer age would be pretty unimpressed with the technology...wow. a non-moving three-dimensional image. And captions you have to read yourself. Whoopee.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    wars (used to throw crabapples, dirt bombs, or walnuts at each other)
    Haha. The absolute best things to throw at each other were horse chestnuts with the green spiked skin still on.

    See: http://www.dereila.ca/dereilaimages/...stnutFruit.jpg

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello
    Haha. The absolute best things to throw at each other were horse chestnuts with the green spiked skin still on.
    Yes, what you threw at each other was of critical importance. I believe I once had a thread that included mention of this little known/appreciated 'art form'.
    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...ght=crabapples

    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    Star Wars game
    I would have loved Star Wars as a kid and undoubtedly would have devoted my life to collecting Star Wars stuff had the movie come out 3 or 4 years earlier. As it was, the only stormtrooper 'action figures' I was interested in collecting would probably have looked like the second on the left:
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Waiting for the bus, the neighborhood kids and I would play "Mother, may I?" and Red Light-Green Light in the middle of the road. Oh, those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end. We'd sing and dance forever and a day... [uhh, sorry -- a bit outta hand]
    How do I know you are who you think you are?

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    Quote Originally posted by RandomPlanner...
    Waiting for the bus, the neighborhood kids and I would play "Mother, may I?" and Red Light-Green Light in the middle of the road. Oh, those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end. We'd sing and dance forever and a day... [uhh, sorry -- a bit outta hand]
    During a relaxed and unsuspecting moment, RandomPlanner unwittingly dates herself!
    I haven't heard that song since those lazy hazy crazy days of summer ....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Jaxspra
    Doctor

    This thread was for childhood games... not stuff you still do!
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    Remember "step on a crack and break your mother's back?"

    I never really believed in it, but I did try stepping on a crack once, just to see.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    This thread was for childhood games... not stuff you still do!
    I perfer developers and lawyers

    Ok, seriously, my favoriate childhood games were:
    Hot box
    Kick ball
    4 square
    hide n seek
    monopoly
    sorry
    PayDay (board game)
    I almost forgot the most important....barbies!!! my favorite, I used to put them in the window sill to make them get suntans , I also used to try to use curling irons on their hair....BIG mistake!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    I would have loved Star Wars as a kid and undoubtedly would have devoted my life to collecting Star Wars stuff had the movie come out 3 or 4 years earlier. As it was, the only stormtrooper 'action figures' I was interested in collecting would probably have looked like the second on the left:
    Actually, the Star Wars game I played was played on paper, with dice, and using small "Risk" tokens as people. You create character profiles, maps, and play out fictional scenarios (attacks, travel, diplomacy, etc.) using dice and role playing (in the form of using voices). They actually have books on how to play it, though me and my brother adjusted it. We actually still play it sometimes.

    And I'm not even that big of fan of Star Wars and haven't even seen all the movies. I have also never dressed up like a Star Wars character in my life nor have the desire to do so.

    And by the way I do remember View Masters despite being a child of the 90s.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Hand clapping games - Miss Mary Mack, Mack Mack and Down Down Baby Down by the Rollercoaster
    String games - Cat's Cradle, witch's broom
    Jump rope games - ... something about "How many kisses did she get? (one, two,)
    Statues

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    One of the coolest board games I ever played was called PARK & SHOP. It was a board with a standard big city downtown, including all of the buildings, streets, and parking lots. Your playing piece (a car) entered downtown from any street.

    At the beginning of the game, a number of cards were given to all players. Each card had the type of product you had to go to the store and purchase. The dice would be rolled and the players would drive their cars to a parking lot, moving the number of spaces that the dice roll showed. At the parking lot you left your car and used a "pedestrian" playing piece to wander around downtown, picking up the goodies on your cards.

    After you went to each store you hurried back to your car and drove off the board. First off the board was the winner.

    My younger brother and I would play this game endlessly.
    _____

    The version above was mid-1950's. Downtown retail has changed quite a bit. The new game would only require a trip to the sprawl road, huge parking lots at big box stores, numerous times that you jumped back in your car. Oh yeah, the new version for this Bear would also include a stop at the pub.

    Bear

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    Quote Originally posted by Planner Hottie
    Jump rope games - ... something about "How many kisses did she get? (one, two,)
    Statues
    That's "Cinderella, Dressed in Yella, went upstairs to kiss a fella..." I used to love double dutch (for regular skipping)... chinese jumprope is fun too (kind of like hopping around with bungee cords).
    Other stuff:
    Chinese Jacks/Regular Jacks (chinese being my favourite)
    tetherball (and the tennis ball version made by Wham-o!)
    chinese checkers
    mousetrap


    Best ever game of my youth: Buns up. Play it on a backboard with a tennis ball (or something even more painful), and hope you don't go home with welts on your arse.

    Kickball rocked too!


    Uh.... Jaxspra. What the heck is hot box? I know a different meaning for that term, and I'm guessing that isn't what you are talking about!
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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite


    Uh.... Jaxspra. What the heck is hot box? I know a different meaning for that term, and I'm guessing that isn't what you are talking about!
    Of COURSE your mind is in the gutter when it comes to me talking about games

    Hot box - two persons would stand on "bases" so many feet/yards apart and the "runner" had to try to get to the other base without being tagged out....its pretty much the same thing that happens when a b-ball player tries to steal a base....probably isnt even a real game, the boys were probably just trying to peg me with the baseball they were always picking on me, I was the only girl in the neighborhood

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    Inner city games...

    stepball
    buck buck (Yes, it's a real game)
    street hockey
    stickball
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    Quote Originally posted by Jaxspra
    Of COURSE your mind is in the gutter when it comes to me talking about games
    Moi? I'm so innocent! Actually, what I was thinking of wasn't 'dirty'...

    Thanks for explaining though... kind of similar to buns up, but we used a backboard. Still had a lot of balls thrown at painfully high speeds.

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    How 'Bout

    LAWN DARTS...(With real rusty metal darts)...this was one of my favorites, even with the sometime 90 degree angle dart loft that would send everyone running for their lives
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    Quote Originally posted by Jaxspra
    Hot box
    We called that "Monkey in the Middle."

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    LAWN DARTS...(With real rusty metal darts)...this was one of my favorites, even with the sometime 90 degree angle dart loft that would send everyone running for their lives
    Jarts!! Best with a 12 pack of Old Milwakee

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