I never, in a million years, thought that I would be blogging something like this.
Last week we were under the threat of Hurricane Joaquin and we were also looking at the potential for heavy rains and hard winds.
Now, having lived in eastern North Carolina for almost twenty years, I am well aware of the potential for power outages during tropical weather. That said? I taught my DH how to play backgammon last Thursday night, thinking I’d have to go easy on him, you know, because I’d been playing since I was 9 or 10 years old. Yeah. Right. He mopped the floor with me last weekend.
We started talking about the games we liked when we were kids.
Then we decided we needed to have some of those games. So I went online and checked our local WalMart store. Board games? In store? Seriously? //face palm// What was *I* thinking. They don’t plug in.
I grew up playing Mille Bornes – a road trip game with cards. I also loved Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi, Sorry, and Triominos. So the hubs and I decided to stock up on our old favorites…Except that we could not find them locally. (“Sorry” being the only exception. None of the above was available at our local retail store, so we actually had to order with a Site To Store option.)
I’m finding that if it doesn’t plug in, accommodate WiFi, or have batteries, I’m gonna be hard-pressed to find it without having to order it online.
That said? I did order the favorites I listed above, and the hubs and I have been enjoying the hell out of what we have already picked up. He whipped me in Triominos this evening.
I also have to special order “Mastermind.” Who knew?
What are your favorite classic NON-electronic games?
What gives you a warm fuzzy when you think about playing it as a kid?
Do you recognize many/any of the games mentioned above? What was your favorite?
So if you are so inclined? Hashtag #bringbackboardgames …… It’d be super cool to actually trend on Twitter, LOL… 🙂
Until Next Time….