Throwback Thursday — Games

There’s a new prompt in town. It’s being run by Maggie, at From Cave Walls and by Lauren at LSS Attitude of Gratitude. The two will alternate hosting and the idea of the prompt is for them to give us a topic and for us to write a post in which we share our own memories or experiences about the given topic. This week, Maggie chose the topic of “games people play.” And Maggie wants to know…

What games do you and your family play?

When our kids were younger, we used to play a lot of board games, ranging from Monopoly to Clue to Scattergories to Pictionary to Wise and Otherwise to Scrabble to Parcheesi.

Do you play games on your cell phone while waiting for the doctor?

Waiting for the doctor, the dentist, or virtually any time. And that game is solitaire from MobilityWare.

Are you a good sport or a sore loser?

I don’t like losing, but, hey, they’re just games. No biggie.

Do board games drive you crazy or do you have stacks of them on your shelves?

We have a bunch of board games but these days, my wife and I mostly play card games, like Rummy 500, Hearts (if our kids are involved), and Crazy Eights. We also play Yahtzee and backgammon, and, when we’re feeling energetic, ping pong.

What game piece do you choose in Monopoly?

Are bridge, canasta, or rummy in your repertoire? What games do you despise?

Rummy 500, Hearts (when there are four of us), and Crazy Eights. I’m not a fan of Bridge or Canasta. I don’t despise any games.

Is there a unique game you or your family played that others may have never experienced?

My son and I used to play long games of Axis and Allies. My son and his wife enjoyed a board game game called Pandemic that we all played, but we stopped playing that in early 2020.

12 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday — Games

  1. margaret21 September 11, 2021 / 12:59 am

    Now then. I wonder why you stopped playing Pandemic? I must ask my son and his wife if they’ve stopped playing it too. They were fans. But that was then, when pandemics were just a game …

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  2. Nope, Not Pam September 11, 2021 / 2:54 am

    I’m a Yahtzee maniac. My husband refuses to play with me ☺️

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      • Nope, Not Pam September 11, 2021 / 9:07 pm

        Of course I do 😀

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  3. ruddjr September 11, 2021 / 7:11 am

    My brother always had to have that game piece of monopoly too! I was usually the top hat.

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  4. Maggie September 13, 2021 / 9:40 am

    I left you a comment last week on your post but it must have vanished into WP’s black hole. Or maybe it was flagged as SPAM. Regardless, thanks for participating this week. I enjoyed reading your answers.

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    • Fandango September 13, 2021 / 5:35 pm

      I was inundated by spam last week, so…

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      • Maggie September 14, 2021 / 5:41 am

        I have noticed a big uptick in spam, too.

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  5. leigha66 September 20, 2021 / 11:31 pm

    One of my favorite games I have played was called Balderdash. You are given a word to define, you write your answer on a piece of paper the papers are shuffled and then everyone votes for what they feel is the correct answer. It can get pretty funny if you are playing with creative people.

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  6. Carol anne October 9, 2021 / 6:51 am

    You definitely played a lot of games! Our family barely played bord games. I had a few as a kid that I played with friends, mainly ludo, and snakes and ladders, I think the americans calls it shoots and ladders. XX

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