Do you remember the types of board games you played as a kid? Maybe you weren't a kid that long ago and remember them all. For me, it's been a few decades and my memory isn't quite as good as it used to be.

Thursday November 19th is National Play Monopoly Day, and that reminded me of some of the fun games I used to play with my siblings and relatives. When I was an older teenager and given the go-ahead to play a board game that my parents and aunts and uncles liked to play, it was usually Yahtzee. I really got into that game, and it was fun interacting with adults even though I was just a teen.

One of my cousins introduced me to the game Battleship. He was very good at playing the game, and rarely did I beat him. He is a couple years older than I am, and used that advantage when introducing me to board games he had mastered.

Other games I enjoyed as a kid included Sorry, Checkers and Uno. Then there were the games like Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and those electric football and hockey tables that I became addicted to.

I also had a basketball game called Bas-ket which was basically constructed out of cardboard. After mastering that game, I would con my siblings into challenging me to a game. I always won. That game probably only cost a few dollars back in the 60s, but I recently found a few online that sell for between 14 and 70 dollars.

Even though it was not a game per say, for a short time, I had a small RC race car track that my siblings and I would challenge each other with, but we kept breaking the cars when going too fast around the curves, so that didn't last long.

I miss those days of innocence and playing board games with the family, but with all the technology and computers we have today with game entertainment, does anyone play board games anymore? Sadly, not me.

via National Day Calendar

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