|playing cards with my dad, originally blogged here|
…what a fun topic! games were big in my family. we played a lot. and a few of us were pretty competitive about it 🙂
1. cards – from go fish when I was young to rummy and then hearts and spades when I was a teenager. my grandmother attempted to teach me bridge at least twice and sadly, I never got it. I have a terrible memory for the cards that have been played so it makes “strategy” hard.
2. candy land and chutes and ladders – favorite first board games. I loved the cards in candy land, especially the gum drops.
4. life – the newer versions aren’t nearly as much fun as the one I remember playing with the cars that had little holes for you to place the blue pegs for baby boys and the pink ones for girls.
5. yahtzee – I first remember playing this with my grandfather on a family vacation to the ozark mountains in arkansas when I was seven or eight.
6. cribbage – the different boards are so much fun.
7. twenty questions – still a favorite for car trips.
9. parchesi – now I can’t even remember what this game was about. a board, pegs, cards maybe? but the name has stayed with me.
10. solitaire – I knew a lot of versions in addition to the traditional one with seven piles. there was a pyramid one and one where you laid out all 52 cards in four rows. that one took a lot of table or floorspace, because of course I played with real cards!
I’m short on time this morning, so apologize for the absence of links…but looking forward to checking out a few of my favorites on line to see if they still exist! this was fun – thanks, carole!