|playing cards with my dad, originally blogged here|
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!
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