Favorite Games

Remember Operation, Barrel of Monkeys and Twister? Post a comment to share the your favorite games from back in the day.

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Cy Governs June 5, 2014 at 7:00 am



Joan O'Connor June 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Outside- All games! Anything to be able to stay outside!

Inside- We played school on the inside steps, there were many steps so you had a lot of grades to go thru and get the answers to hard questions correctly. Oldest Sister would be the teacher. Learned a lot from the older girls- there were 10 of us! But my favorite was paper dolls, cutting them out of the McCall magazine along with there clothes and also creating your new clothes.


Rose Richardson June 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

My all time favorite back in the day games are Sorry and my forever favorite, Scrabble.


Alex June 2, 2014 at 8:07 am



Sonya June 1, 2014 at 1:43 am

outdoors: variations of freeze tag(cartoon, movie and tv shows), jacks, hopscotch, double dutch, wall ball, dodge ball, king ball, rollerskating and bike riding in the neighborhood

indoors: spirograph, ants in your pants, dominoes, crazy eight card games, 500 card game, clue, chutes n ladders, operation, monopoly, trivia and go fish

Good times!!


Suzanne May 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

My sister and I loved KNex, the snap-together engineering toy. We would create all sorts of large contraptions in our home's living area - good thing our parents let us take over!


Meda Jenkins May 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Trouble,Sorry,Beat the clock as kids we spent hours and with the family


Sierra Sinclair May 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

AS Kids we were only allowed in the front yard and accasionally the backyard if there was an adult with us.

Oustide: Jump Rope, Red Light Green Light, Hop Scotch, and lots of hand games
Inside: Uno, Monopoly, Jenga, and Triva games made up by us.


Terrie May 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm



Lori May 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Go Fish
Barbie dolls
Roller skating!


Dana Day May 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Clue was my favorite on a Saturday with your friends.


Al Traylor May 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm



Ella Mae Haber May 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Jacks and pick up sticks-roller skating in your own street and cracking the whip...Mother may I..


Velisha May 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm



Maureen Schroeder May 29, 2014 at 11:09 am

I always liked spin the bottle!!


Illona May 29, 2014 at 11:06 am

Jacks, Monolopy (UK version), Snakes & Ladder.


Jann H May 29, 2014 at 9:56 am

Canasta or Clue under a shade tree on hot days. Cooler evenings: Kick the Can Tag.


Kelly May 29, 2014 at 9:37 am



Bonnie C May 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

My favorite indoor game was Spirograph (piece of cardboard, covered with paper, and pieces pinned to that with small tacks/pins - there were gear-like wheels which fitted into the teeth of the pieces pinned to the cardboard, and when you "spun" the gears around the pieces it drew patterns and designs) - I still have mine and hope to pass it to my granddaughter one day.

My favorite outdoor game was ghost in the garden (one person was the mother/father, who sent the "children" to the "cellar" to wash for dinner; you had to pass through a "garden" where you were confronted with a ghost - if you got caught by the ghost, you were the ghost the next time, and the ghost was promoted to the parent) lots of running & screaming, Great fun!


Judy Reid May 29, 2014 at 9:22 am

Jumping double dutch....what a workout now, plenty of fun then.


Trudy Dashiell May 29, 2014 at 8:56 am



fjl May 29, 2014 at 8:55 am

Monopoly is the best ever!!!


Brenda Figueroa May 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

My younger brother and I always played the game "Operation"! He always beat me the majority of the time because he had such a steady hand and rarely touched the sides causing the patient's nose to light up. LOL! 🙂


Marie Holden May 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

I can remember this like yesterday. I loved playing jacks & checkers.


Beth G. May 29, 2014 at 8:30 am

Outside: Capture the Flag.
Inside: Mille Bornes & Pit.


Minke May 29, 2014 at 8:28 am

My brother and neighborhood friends played a cut-throat version of CLUE. It was so much fun!


Cindy H May 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

Monopoly- we would have monopoly marathons, games that lasted several days.


Tanya Fernandez-Rice May 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

Monopoly was one of my favorite games. It was always a race between my brother and I to see who could buy up all the hotels and put the most houses on them first. My family still plays this game when we go on family vacations together.


Pam Whited May 29, 2014 at 7:31 am

Outside games were always my favorite. Me and the neighborhood kids were always playing Duck Duck Goose, Mother May I, and Tag. I so miss those days!!


Denise D. Howard May 29, 2014 at 7:17 am

Trivial Pursuit- I felt was a very knowledgeable game because even when you did not know the answer it was an opportunity to learn something and there were many editions such as; young edition, sports, silver screen just to name a few.


Latosha May 29, 2014 at 7:15 am

Hungry Hungry Hippo


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