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What games did you play as a child?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
edited July 2019 in Coffee lounge

For National Simplicity Day we thought it would be best to cast our minds back to childhood. To the beloved games that would keep you entertained for hours…

  • Card games: Uno, Go Fish or Snap
  • Board games: Frustration, Monopoly or Scrabble
  • Outside game: Cat’s Cradle, Hopscotch or Tig

I used to spend hours doing cat’s cradle with my sister, even if you always got to the same point. Does anyone actually know how you’re supposed to end the game?

What games were your favourite to play? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Can't go wrong with the Game of Life.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I've never actually played this @Adrian_Scope :D
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    For board games I really enjoyed ones with a interactive VHS element.

    As a massive trekkie, there was a Star Trek: Next Generation game I played, as well as a horror game called Atmosfear which was always fun for sleepovers.

    Other than that, I was very much a gamer - Master System, Mega Drive, then Playstation, Nintendo 64 and PC games.  

    Oh, I remember the VHS games. In fact, I'm pretty sure I played the Star Trek one. I remember being asked my name by the angry looking gentleman on the TV and being told it was stupid. Cheers Mr Klingon!
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    I loved Cluedo. I also played Monopoly and Scrabble too. Another childhood favorite was snakes and ladders. 
  • Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 670 Pioneering
    Snakes and ladders was one of my favourite games. 
  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,373 Disability Gamechanger
    Outside we used to spend hours with peg guns, then get into a lot of trouble come laundry day :smiley:
    Another favourite for two was throwing a football across the road to hit the corner of the kerb, if it came back and you caught it you got a point.

    Board games, my favourite was chess. Played the usual other board games, but cards were played more often than not.

    Rummy, gin rummy, whist, though cribbage was my favourite.

    Other games included yahtzee, dominoes, jacks and mahjong (the game not the patience variation) though haven't played this for many years. Oh and almost forgot Mechano.

    One thing which did not figure much in my childhood was video games as they were not really around at that time as an entertainment. I can remember a console with a few games, but as I recall they were variations of pong and I found them incredibly boring. 

    If you are in London and would like a trip down memory lane I would recommend a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. https://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/ my daughter used to love visiting here when she was younger. If you have younger children they usually have different events on during the summer and are usually free.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,456 Disability Gamechanger
    Card games - Snap, Rummy, Blackjack

    Board games - Monopoly, Snakes & Ladders, Checkers/Draughts

    Outside - Hopscoth, What's The Time Mr Wolf, Skipping Rope,, Tag

    Games console - Nintendo 64, Mega Drive, Tamagotchi
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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Lights Out, Connect Four, Monopoly. 
  • PeteofpethPeteofpeth Member Posts: 9 Connected
    Mainly board games inside along with imaginative TV roll games inside.  Hide and seek, tag, king go ,kerb-se  and I'm sure numerus more outdoor games. The streets and parks always had a number of kids playing vairouse games.
      
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Tennis ball in a pair of tight whacked against a wall
    Rounders
    Tiddlywinks
    Dominoes
    With brothers action men
    Space hopper
    Carlibar Carlibar whose got the ball
    Play dough 
    Tiny Tears
    Monopoly
    Snap
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    So many great games! @Ami2301, I had a Tamagotchi but I wasn't allowed to take it to my dads. My mum was in charge of it and unfortunately it was not alive when I came back  :'(  :D  
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Haha @Lucas_Scope... it has made me want to find mine....
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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    My son had these little wooden cubes like tv s with little stick men in them that you could put together and they interacted but I can’t remember the name reminded me of tamigotchi
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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    The best fun was had with big empty boxes 📦 
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,456 Disability Gamechanger
    @Chloe_Scope I never had one myself but I just keep using my sisters when they weren't using them 😂

    @debbiedo49 I remember them but I can't remember the name either 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • ebeneeeebeneee Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    @ Chloe_scope.................. as a child i remember playing with my sisters operation ker plunk..........[email protected] the moment i feel like im playing a game with the DWP...........P.I.P  "Hide and seek"
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh @debbiedo49 I know what you mean!!! Was it cube world?

    @ebeneee, another great game! Although I don't think PIP will be rated a great game... I hope you are doing okay as I understand how stressful it can be!
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  • humble_rumblehumble_rumble Member Posts: 20 Courageous
    I used to play Lego as a child with my brother, used to spend hours on it.
    then when I got a bit older, me and my brother got a sega games console, many lovely and frustrating video games for a 6 year old :) 

    We used to sneak up to play football with other kids in the neighborhood. my mom was always worried about us if we are tiny bit late so she didn't like that one bit, we laugh about it so much now. 
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    I used to like Mouse Trap, it was cool how the trap worked! I had Monopoly, and a Star Wars themed version as well. Other than that I loved darts and Jenga.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    hopscotch
    jacks
    cutting up old catalogues and making clothes for Bunty
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    I was a bit of a tomboy as a child and loved my train set, cement truck and toy robot.  Other than that I did like the odd doll such as Tiny Tears and Sindy and loved playing with my wee tea set.  Operation and Cluedo were also fab board games and I never got bored with them!  Outside I used to enjoy playing Peever and kicking a ball up and down the garden with my dad!  :smiley:
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Some very good games here! Thanks everyone :)
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Lots of ideas here for Christmas! 

    As a small child I played games like Pictionary. On planes we played educational games like the Preacher’s Cat and Guess the Word. Another innovative game consists of one person trying to find out what his or her team members do for a living.
    My mom invented that game when I told her I was bored one rainy day years ago. You could play this fun game on road trips as well. Basically you divide players into teams of four. Three teams of four work best. Everyone has fun guessing the occupation.
    If they are wrong, the other team must play. The winning team is the one who has correctly guessed five or more jobs within ten minutes without making any mistakes. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds like lots of fun @April2018mom!
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    It sure is! If we spotted any animals we would also try to correctly identify them. 
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