Have you ever had a random memory pop into your head? One that you didn't even think you remembered until you remembered it? For some unknown reason, my mind pulled down from the attic an old childhood memory of playing games with my sisters and my parents. I got to thinking about all of the different games we played as a family, and I thought I'd write about a few of my favorite games.
TOP FIVE FAVORITE CHILDHOOD GAMES
1) Don't Break The Ice
This is one of the first games I remember playing as a child. The point of the game was to remove a block of "ice" one at a time without making the ice break. Whoever made the ice break lost the game. The game never lasted more than a few minutes, and never got old no matter how many times you played it.
Another simple game, but another great memory. Basically, you'd have all these different plastic pieces, and you could build your own "Cootie" however you liked, kind of like Mr Potato Head. I don't remember there being a real point to the game, but the website I tracked down said whoever finished building their Cootie first, won.
3) Playdoh Fun Factory
Every child knows about Playdoh. With this, you'd cram Playdoh into this compartment, select what shape you wanted on the "screen", and push the Doh through. You could make "spaghetti", "hair", or whatever else you could imagine. I remember having a blast seeing how quickly I could push the Doh through, and hearing it "burp" when it popped an air bubble.
This game was a blast! The point to this game was to end up with the least amount of marbles at the end. Each player would remove a plastic straw one at a time, and try not to make any of the marbles fall. It's kind of like Jenga, but better.
My childhood would not have been complete without Lego's. I spent countless hours building and rebuilding hundreds of different things. My parents would get frustrated with me whenever I would get a new set. I would put it together so quickly that I would soon get bored with it. I still have all of my Lego's, too. I put something together the other day, for old time's sake. I'm hoping for a new set for my birthday this year.
So there you have it. What games did you enjoy as growing up?