questionswhat's your favorite game from when you were a…

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War. If you were to give my dad and me a deck of cards we would play war for hours. Or solitaire. Pretty much any card game that caused us to spend time together but that required little to no strategy whatsoever.

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I loved playing a card game called "Speed." Love loved it. NO STACKING!

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Clue and The Game of Life were popular at home when I was growing up. For some reason, Monopoly always turned into a fight. We also played Sorry.

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Uncle Wiggley. Pretty much a creepy version of Candy Land. So good!

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Do you guys remember Don't Wake Daddy? Easily the best commercial.

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We played a lot of Payday and Careers when I was a kid. Careers was kinda like Life but more, well, career focused. Most of our board games were from when my parents were growing up. Which I really liked. The pieces were generally wood and not plastic. And the boards were illustrated differently.

When I was in junior high I started playing more card games. Euchre, 500 and then Spades. Great games, but it's really tough to find people who have even heard of Euchre, let alone know how to play since I moved out of the Great Lakes area.

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Candy Land, Skip-Bo, and Go Fish

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It always made me jump when I messed up, but Operation was always fun. Buzz!

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@thefenst: I thought about putting that, but I still CTF a few times a month.

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@thefenst: There's an nonlinear game for the PS3 called Fat Princess that is like a virtual capture the flag, very addictive!

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Wheres the love for Monopoly??? I do remember our first Atari 2600...wow..we played it so much we wore out the rubber joysticks.

Outside? Smear the Qu#er (king of the hill), Acorn and Dirtclod wars. Bottlerocket wars (old school ones). BB guns...and anything explosive we could make (this was before the PC revolution).

Jay

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@jako99: ha! that's awesome, I still have this one!

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@lobstrain: love that game, and Clue of course. Wish they'd come out with a decent computer version for adults, Win 7 compatible.

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River Raid by Activision for the Atari 2600 - A+++++++++

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Connect 4 was always a favorite of mine.

For outdoor games, we invented a game called "knifer"

It was basically hide-and-go-seek/tag, but whoever was "it" had a plastic Rambo knife. Instead of tagging someone you had to throw the knife and hit them with it. The 'victims' were not allowed to steal the knife if a throw missed them, but if they caught it they won the round.

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Chess. Not bad for a farm boy.

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Clue and The Game of Life. My brother and I actually had the Clue Master Detective game.