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In the spirit of the holiday season my Thursday 13 is a list of games I played with my older brother when we were kids. He is three years older and always had an advantage over me, but I always went back for more. Good times!!
These kids always looked like they were having a blast. I didn't mind this game but was really horrible at it and I don't recall ever winning. Probably because I wasn't clever about battleship placement. Hey, I was eight.
This game didn't make much of an impression on me, as evidenced by my lack of billionaire status. I really just liked writing on the pad with the plastic pen.
Fame? Fortune? Happiness? None of the above.. my brother beat me at this game too. lol
4. Chinese Checkers:
I used to play this game by myself all the time. I loved jumping marbles over each other on the metal board. I even like rolling them around to see which divots they'd get stuck in. The other side has a regular checker board on it. We played that too.
Finally, a game that didn't rely on cleverness; just a rock-steady hand. The ladder was my favorite. Oo, and the sword!
6. King Oil:
This game was ultra fun because you got to move the derricks around and check for oil wells. My brother loved this game so much he bought a vintage one for his son. May he always strike a gusher. I wonder about the cross popularity of this game and the tv show Dallas.
UGH!! Man did I hate this game. Was your color right or wrong? The position right or wrong? The white pegs mean right, right? The black pegs mean wrong color? What? Which? Where? I could never keep it straight. Boy did this game make me feel dumb.
8. Mille Bornes:
I liked this game, but not as much as just regular card games like crazy eights and war and gin rummy. At the time I thought we were cool playing this game because it was foreign. lol
Never the banker because I couldn't count as fast or well as my big brother. That is still true to this day. lol. In fact, I still have this game, the exact version pictured. It's a little worse for the wear but not bad for 45 years old.
I still have this game also. Loved how smooth the pieces felt in my hands and loved flipping them over.
I remember us owning this game but to be honest I can't recall how to play it. I'm sure I lost at this one too though, so no worries there. hah!
Ugh. Seven extra men at the beginning and yet I could never win this game! I still hate it. (But only because I suck at world domination)
13. Uncle Wiggily:
This is another game I was too young when I played to really remember. I do remember, however, opening the box and a giant spider jumping out at me. The hell with you Uncle Wiggily! That was the last time I ever touched that game.
Did you play any of these games when you were a kid? What was your favorite toy or game from your childhood?
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