This is what started the whole thing...

This is what started the whole thing…

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.

I loved this game SO much growing up, and even as a young adult!

I loved this game SO much growing up, and even as a young adult!

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.

Who has good memories of THIS classic?

Who has good memories of THIS classic?

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.)

This game used to piss me the hell off as a kid.

This game used to piss me the hell off as a kid.

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.

mastermind13I don’t think it should be a week-long event to get a classic board game, but then? That’s my old age showing.

I also have to special order “Mastermind.” Who knew?

CanNOT wait until this comes in!!!

CanNOT wait until this comes in!!!

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….

About Julie the Workaholic

Mom of three (grown) sons and one (grown) step-daughter, wife of one, friend of many, and owned by seven 4-legged critters, writer, photographer, friend, huge fan of life, and most of all, lover of all things beautiful .….Getting healthy, and hoping to make a dent in the world in a most positive way! (And then there's my alter-ego, the Workaholic, who is me, just unfiltered.)
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9 Responses to #BringBackBoardGames!

  1. It occurred to me I hadn’t seen any posts from you in awhile (damn WordPress Reader) so I came looking. How are you faring? Did the hurricane miss you?

    • Hi! We’re great! Been busy as all get out this past month or so…The hurricane missed us, though we did get some (unrelated?) drenching a few weeks back, which cut into our grape harvesting, so we went after it dried out a little bit. Have 11 gallons going now (5 red, 5 white, 1 blackberry), and some other projects on the front burner, so I have been kind of absent. Fall/winter are my blogging seasons, or so it seems. 🙂 Hope you are well! 🙂

  2. Joyful2bee says:

    I have fond memories of Monopoly. I taught Mike how to play when he was about 4 or 5 by just winning the most property. Then as he learned about money and counting, we added in the money. We played Dominoes, and I still love a game of Mexican Train with my old neighbors.

  3. The V-Pub says:

    My favorite board game is chess. Sounds boring, doesn’t it?

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