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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-12-2006, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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What was your fav toy or game as a kid

I was going through some old board games that my mil saved from my dh's childhood. He and his sister had scads of games, my bros and sisters were street kids. The only time we were in the house was if we were doing punishment. I think mine was probably double dutch or any rope game. Often some of the moms in the neighborhood would be "permanent enders" so all the girls got a chance to jump...it was fun, it's a shame kids can no longer play out of doors like that.

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We jumped rope in our neighborhood too, but I was not good at double dutch. Sled riding was our real favorite, but in the summer we played "Run, Sheepy, Run" ( a variation of Hide and Go Seek) and Red Light Stop. We had scooters, too, but they were like skate boards with a handle..no motor, of course. We just moved if a car came, because we played mostly on a one- way residential street.

When my best friend and I played, we played make believe of some sort, whether it was dolls or paper dolls. Every Christmas we bought each other a book.

Reading and playing school with my niece was great. We also played music school, and she learned to play the piano and harmonize by "osmosis."

Nice, nostalgic topic!


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When I was really little my fav was my big wheel My brother and I were holy terrors on those things. That love was transferred to my bike when I got a little bit bigger.
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Mine was a little basket with 5 Little rabbit fur kittens in them!
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 10:13 AM
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All of us kids in the neighborhood would always play a game called "Kick the Can"

lol....I wonder if anyone else knows that game.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 10:51 AM
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We played Kick the Can all the time

I loved board games, too, and was seriously into Chutes and Ladders I grew up on military posts and we use to gather after school and play in the streets on our bikes and various other games like Red Rover and Red Light, Green Light, Kickball, etc. until our parents called us home. Childhood was great!

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 11:00 AM
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I used to play "War" everyday.. no surprise there.

In the winters we'd have at least one football game a weekend and in the summer, baseball was pretty much a nightly thing until the sun went down.

We played video games, but not so much, especially in the summer.

Pretty much hung around outdoors - playing outside rules...
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EVERYTHING. I didn't have much....though I didn't need much because I never had any patience for a board game. I much preferred having sword fights with the neighborhood boys. It is a miracle that I never broke a bone. I must have super-human strength bones

I only didn't like two things.

One is this magnetic fishes that you pick up with a magnetic fishing rod. I had extremely poor hand-eye coordination back then. I got so frustrated that I tore all the eyes off the fishes so they wouldn't see me when the rod is coming. My family is still laughing about it now

However, I hated Legos. The humidity of Taiwan always made them impossible to separate. They also tend to go everywhere which drive my mom nuts. They also tended to splinter. Same with barbies. I would enjoy them so much more if their heads don't break off so easily and their feet are flat. No matter how much I tried I could never be able to put their shoes on so their shoes always ended up everywhere.
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- Snoopy & the Red Baron
- Battleship
- Ice hockey game - don't recall the name
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I used to love pretending with my friends to be the Thundercats. Not sure if any of you remember that old cartoon and just more early evidence that I was destined to be a cat freak. I was Cheetara naturally!

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