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What was your favorite game as a child?

Asked by ibstubro (18644points) September 7th, 2010

It can be:

Board (Candyland)
Group (Red Rover)
Card (Fish)
Print (Find-A-Word)

Parentheses are my most fond. There are probably more. ;-)

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Mom2BDec2010's avatar

Taboo, I think was the name of it.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Mille Bournes for cards.

Hata Nas for group. I’m not sure what the equivalent would be to an American game… one person was “it” and they were blindfolded, then you spun them around until they were dizzy and whoever they tagged first became “it”. So I guess it is like tag, but with a blindfold and spinning.

Huggermugger for board games.

I can’t think of a word game off the top of my head that really stands out as a favorite.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Playing roller-hockey in the cul-de-sac.

I miss those days.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I just realised that I wasn’t supposed to do one for each category. Now I can’t just pick one out of the 3 that I listed.

muppetish's avatar

Board: The Game of Life (Original and Simpons)
Group: Freeze tag.
Card: War Wait, I forgot Uno.
Print: Cross-word Puzzles, even though I wasn’t good at them.
Video Game: Super Bomber Man 2, Pokemon, and everything Zelda/Mario.

Bonus: Every game I made up with my brothers :)

Seaofclouds's avatar

Playing football and capture the flag with everyone else in the neighborhood.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Operation
Hearts
Boggle
Monopoly
Trivial Pursuit
Hide and Go Seek

(We didn’t have a Scrabble game in my house, so I didn’t play that until college)

SamIAm's avatar

Life, Casino (card game), and Word Searches…

ibstubro's avatar

@aprilsimnel Points for Operation

ipso's avatar

Kickball (“fast &bouncy”)
Bicycle Jumping (..farther, or more styley, until you or everyone else got hurt or quit.)
Pickle (with a tennis ball, which almost always turned into Smear the Queer Mug the Bug)
Hearts (family camping mainstay)
Dungeons & Dragons!

whatnot's avatar

Board – Monopoly and Risk
Group – Tag (neighborhood kids called it “Army Tag.” Similar to Freeze tag, whatever limb was tagged was out of play until player had inability to move. “It” couldn’t tag a wounded “soldier” repeatedly without tagging someone else first. Other players could unfreeze wounded “soldiers.” First player to lose ability to move became “it.”)
CardMille Bornes
PrintDots game

Austinlad's avatar

I didn’t get interested in card or board games until I was older, but as a young kid, I loved playing Flash Gordon with my fat friend Paul Shapiro, who of course always had to be Dr. Zarkov. Our spaceship was my swing set or his parent’s tool shed roof.

Frenchfry's avatar

Hopscotch and Dodgeball and hide-n-go-seek.

john65pennington's avatar

King On The Mountain. game played at Boy Scouts. object is for everyone to pull the King(one person) off a hill of dirt and replace him with yourself. the last one standing on the hill is the King. its very physical and can sometimes lead to bitter arguements. good game.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Kick the Can or Heads Up 7up

Whitsoxdude's avatar

Board: Monopoly Risk
Group: Capture the flag
Card: Egyptian slap
Print: I always liked the children’s crossword puzzles.

Frenchfry's avatar

@Whitsoxdude How do you play Egyptian Slap?

Whitsoxdude's avatar

@Frenchfry It would take a bit to explain it, and I can barely remember the rules sooo…..

http://www.ehow.com/how_5338291_play-egyptian-rat-slap.html

Some variations on step 2. I didn’t play with the red 2 or any 8 initiating a slap. Instead I played with a ‘sandwich’ (example: 2–3-2).
I know that sounds a bit like gibberish, but you’ll understand if you read the link.

Rarebear's avatar

Twixt. It still is.

ipso's avatar

I was pretty childish in college.

Zoom(the all-time best drinking game)
Mexicali – (the runner-up all-time best drinking game)
Poker – (the worst possible drinking game, if playing for money – unless strip poker)
Foosball
“Rodeo”

idotmyeyes's avatar

My favorite games with a little angst thrown in for fun ;)

Board- Life- ( I would get upset if I didn’t have a car full of kids. hmph!)

Group- Marco Polo (don’t you dare leave me in the pool alone for more than five minutes please….um, stupid shark movie of the 70s, thank you much~)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@Whitsoxdude we always called that Egyptian Rat Screw, and I love that game! Thought I might break a finger a few times, but.. always fun. :)

Ben_Dover's avatar

we played games that required no boards nor computers.

Hide and seek
tag
marco polo (you need a pool)
salt and pepper
roller skating

aprilsimnel's avatar

@ipso – The classic drinking games at my uni were Quarters and “Hi, Bob!” Every time someone said, “Hi, Bob!” during an episode of The Bob Newhart Show (70s version), you had to drink, and in Madison, there were 2 back-to-back episodes on starting at 11 every weeknight. Even the writers knew about it in the 70s, I think, and wrote in more “Hi, Bob’s” than usual, just for the drunken college kid contingent. I don’t think the college kids of today know it, though.

ipso's avatar

Ahhh quarters…. Aye!

The game of binge drinking as many forms. For us as well, the movie Scarface (1983) and the word “Fxxx” were employed for reason to group-sip.

weeveeship's avatar

Board: Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess
Card: Pokemon
Print: Chess Puzzles, Crossword

ucme's avatar

Well, football & outdoor games mostly but if we’re talking toys, then I agree with Dick!

iammia's avatar

Hopscotch and hide n seek for me.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Board game Parcheesi
Group Croquet with family and Kick-the-Can with the neighborhood kids
Card Fan-Tan
Print paper dolls (does that count?) or crossword puzzles

Drinking game: Pigmania

ipso's avatar

Pigs! I totally forgot about that one. “Kissing Bacon” when they touched, etc. Nice call!

SamIAm's avatar

ahh pigs! i just played that for the first time a few months ago, never heard of it before, awesome!

keobooks's avatar

Board: “Strolling Bowling”—Embarrassingly lame but I was an only child and could play it alone.

http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/wp-images/strollingbowling.jpg

Card : Uno

Video Game: TI99 MunchMan—Ripoff of PacMan. Yep I got a computer very young even though I’m “very” old.

http://www.videogamehouse.net/munchman.html

ibstubro's avatar

@keobooks At least I have HEARD of Uno. lol

You’re still of child bearing age, so you can’t “very” old.

keobooks's avatar

@ibstubro I meant “very” old as in—most people would consider me too old to have grown up with a computer. But I got a TI99 in 1982 when for my 11th birthday.

Nicole8's avatar

Oh, so many!!

Hide and Seek
Monopoly
Yahtzee
Go Fish
Dominoes
Memory Game
Guess Who
Manacala
Uno

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Battleship! Thanks to an episode of Warehouse 13, I know how to really play Battleship. :)

Deja_vu's avatar

Risk and Battleship!

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