Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun and Games


Since it's been too hot to go outside and play, I thought today I'd get out some of my old games to show you.  Who wants to play Monopoly? 



This game has been in our family for years now.  Don't you just love the pieces made of wood instead of plastic? 

The Game of Sorry
Also with playing pieces made of wood.


My Dad taught me how to play checkers on this very board.  It looks like the red pieces have faded a bit over the years so now they look pink. 
I have many fond memories of playing checkers with Dad.  He also taught me how to play Ping-Pong and Crazy Eight. 

The other side of the Checker board is Backgammon.

Do any of you remember Pick-Up Sticks? 

Of course, Jacks!  These have some "weight" to them...not like the plastic ones now. 

I haven't found anyone yet that remembers this card game for kids.  I used to love this game as you can tell by the shape the box is in!
I did however see these cards in an antique store one time.  Humm...antique?  :-)

Finally, I'm not sure what this is called, but this has been in the family for a while too.  It's made of metal and you get the numbers all lined up.  Leave this on a coffee table now and someone is sure to pick it up and give it a try! 
Well, I'm going to take all my toys and go home  say bye for now.
I hope everyone's week is off to a great start.
Thanks for coming over to play! 
Until next time, 
Becca


19 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The games all look familiar! I love that little number game in the last photo....don't remember the name of it either! But it was a challenge! We played cards..and dominoes when our grandkids were here last month! We love to sit at the table and play games! ♥

Pamela said...

These games brought back alot of great memories for me Becca!
I used to play monopoly and checkers all the time with my older brother!!
Thanks for the memories...
Pamela xo

Christina said...

i adore this post. board games are the best.
xo

vintagesusie & wings said...

Sweet Becca...
We played paperdolls at my house & now we are playing old games at your house...I LOVE nostalgia & ALL of the games you have here. I'm so glad I stopped by to play with you today, your pictures made me smile!
Hugs,
Susie

Linda said...

I just love old games, Becca! they're fun and I just think they are beautiful to look at, too!

Cora said...

Love love all your games! They are awesome!
Thanks for your visit with me. Yep I have found a place here too...we do love some of the same things...especially vintage ~swoon~
I'll be back again!!

Blessings to you~

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

These are so great! Yes, love that the pieces are wooden. You've got a great collection there.
Brenda

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Becca,

I LOVE your vintage games! I have some too, but not these cool basics. Thanks for sharing them.

Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Becca, I remember most of those games. I loved pick up stix and Parchesi.

Catherine said...

What a fantastic trip down memory lane! Gosh ~ I bet hardly anyone plays boardgames any more huh? Just at Christmas. :)

Happy Day!
xo Catherine

Jillayne said...

What a charming post! I have our old Monopoly game too - and it has the little wooden houses and hotels! We used to play all the time when we were kids, for hours. When my own children were young we used to play quite often and a couple of weeks ago, when my son was home for a visit, he dug it out and he and his girlfriend played a game. Thanks for the fun post Becca!

GardenofDaisies said...

Hang on to your vintage games... they don't make them with the wood pieces anymore. They are usually plastic now. I have not heard of orbit before, but I do have some other vintage cards.

La Dolce Vita said...

oh Jacks!! how I loved them!! and you are right the old ones were heavy!!! this takes me back!! grazie!

Lynn Stevens said...

What great treasures, I remember all but the Orbit cards and the metal #'s. Thanks for the memories!!!

Ralph said...

A real old walk down memory lane indeed.

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Angela said...

I love it!! Aren't those old graphics just the best!

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