Friday, March 26, 2010

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Board Games

Who doesn't love board games? Maybe they're a little old-fashioned, but even technology can't rub out the creative energy in a 1980's copy of "Candyland" or an obscure copy or "Murder, She Wrote", for instance.

"Operation", "Shark Attack", "Monster Mash" -- all still hiding on closet shelves or huddled together in flea market booths, waiting for someone to track them down. That someone is often ME, who can't resist a good bargain or a beloved title (for Christmas, I received a secondhand copy of "Scattergories" for instance).

This vintage gem was one of the Christmas presents given here at the Cabin. Don't you love the cute colored plastic mice? This edition dates from my father's childhood; he and his siblings and cousins grew up with a similar version.

The favorite on the game board shelf is hard to choose ... the time-worn Disney "Yahtzee" edition, the clever "Thirteen Dead End Drive", or maybe the colored stones of "Pente"? Too hard to single one out, I'm afraid.

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