• As a kid, what was your favourite board game?

    LeonYLC Thread Starter

    Administrator
    29 July 2015 at 2:34 pm
    29 July 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I’m doing some research and I thought I’d ask you all what was your favourite board game as a kid? Do you still have a favourite board game? Do you ever pull them out to play with the grandkids? Do you think that the current state of gaming (video/electronic/online) will affect kids down the track? (i.e. that they miss out on the personal interaction and use of imagination that comes with old-fashioned board games)

  • 10 Members · 27 Posts
  • Drew

    Administrator
    7 August 2015 at 10:01 am
    7 August 2015 at 10:01 am

    Guess Who? and Operation were my two favourites… showing my age!

  • Ny19

    Member
    7 August 2015 at 10:46 am
    7 August 2015 at 10:46 am

    I need to boast – I was FANTASTIC at fiddlesticks. Does that still exist?

  • Anonymous

    Member
    7 August 2015 at 10:46 am
    7 August 2015 at 10:46 am

    Dartboard and became very good at it earning money.

  • 7 August 2015 at 11:54 am
    7 August 2015 at 11:54 am

    Squatter – buying up sheep stations!…and then we played cards for hours – mainly euchre and then graduating to 500

  • Anonymous

    Member
    7 August 2015 at 1:59 pm
    7 August 2015 at 1:59 pm

    “TWISTER” is a great game, and definitely not a “bored” one.

  • GreyViper

    Member
    8 August 2015 at 1:12 pm
    8 August 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Always enjoyed a good game of “LUDO” with my son when he was little.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    13 August 2015 at 11:07 am
    13 August 2015 at 11:07 am

    My Dad taught me chess and later on backgammon which we now play with our kids and grandkids. 

  • PlanB

    Member
    13 August 2015 at 11:25 am
    13 August 2015 at 11:25 am

    My Dad made a lovely big board of Snakes and ladders and we also played Monopoly and I also did some Science type things with Dad when very young.

    Mum and I used to also make flowers and fruit into broaches from bread see below, I still have those.

    • Abby

      Member
      19 August 2015 at 8:23 am
      19 August 2015 at 8:23 am

      They are absolutely beautiful

      Wow!!!

      Made out of bread on a flour board… that is thinking out of the square 🙂

      You will have to write up a recipe 🙂

    • cranky

      Member
      25 August 2015 at 2:01 pm
      25 August 2015 at 2:01 pm

      What a memory that bought back planB…I made those too, but when I tried to teach my grandies how to do it ,I must have left something out for when I left them overnight. by morning the cochroaches had had a good feed….

      I also made funny little apple people, with dried apples..I still have some that I made but unfortunately I dont know how to post them on here…

      But the game I remember most was a game similar to pictionary ..It was fine until my little brother had the word cockatoo…..It actually reduced us to tears…

    • PlanB

      Member
      25 August 2015 at 2:28 pm
      25 August 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you for your remarks.


      As far as I can remember it was just made out of VERY fresh bought bread from the baker molded into the shapes dried and then painted and glossed with a gloss finish paint, then Mum used to stick it onto a backing to be able to be worn as a broach.


      These were made in about 1941

  • seth

    Member
    7 August 2015 at 10:39 am
    7 August 2015 at 10:39 am

    You got everything but my Castle.

    I used to like playing Doctors and Nurses……

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