amusing ourselves with games of yesteryear.

Started by alfred, September 13, 2022, 03:19:42 PM

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alfred

Thinking back to the past there were from memory many games , (ie) snakes and ladders , monopoly,   just to start the ball rolling then card games such as canasta,
 patienence, snap,  then alternative games such as dominoes,

Q;  are these games played today as more electronic games are played on computers. tablets. and smart phones,

so are these games going out of interest and abandoned to obscurity forever ,
as in the past they were played  regularly,
do you remember playing some or all of these games and what is your opinion as to whether or not  they have had their day,

Raven

No I don't think so Alfred, we still play Monopoly and have Beetle Drives. I know down our local there's sometimes card games.

klondike

I suspect the younger generation look on those old games as quaint oddities. Bit like I and probably we would view a whip and top or maybe a hoop.

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GrannyMac

We play Go Fish and Uno with the grandchildren and their parents.  Some of them like Monopoly, not for me, although I like Trivial Pursuit.  In the school holidays I was in town with the youngest, and there were large games set up outside the cathedral. She beat me at Snakes and Ladders whilst we were waiting for the tram. 

Table tennis tables, deck chairs too. Right in the heart of the city, it made a nice change to see families using the space, instead of some of the usual suspects who just hang about there.
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Scrumpy

I think children would love some of these older games..
and enjoy playing them if the parents/grandparents introduced them ... 
My grandchildren have always enjoyed simple games from the past and made up games of the present.
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