Thursday, March 19, 2009

They don't call them classics for nothing




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Yesterday, after my oldest came home from school and got done browsing through all of his new Scholastic books(remember those, man, that really takes me back), he asked if we could play a board game. It was close to dinner time so I told him that was fine as long as it wasn't a long one(since his first choice was Monopoly, I figured I was screwed) What he came back with was a total surprise to me as I haven't seen it in years(at least since he was younger).




It was AWESOME! His younger brother was able to play as well and the 3 of us had a great time. It was the first time that the youngest was able to play a game without eating half of the pieces. A few times a marble almost made it into his mouth but it only took one look and it went straight back onto the board.

Our next choice...still a bit advanced...




14 comments:

Rob said...

I like playing games. We play alot of candy land, guess who, chutes and ladder, hi ho cherio and of course monopoly(his 1st choice also). LOL. What is it with Monopoly that kids love so much? LOL

Melisa with one S said...

I LOVE Hungry Hungry Hippoes!

Our fave, now that our kids are 14 and 16, is Risk. But it takes FOREVER.

Andrew's Daddies said...

I can't wait until my son is able to play board games...This will be great to do as a family

Otter Thomas said...

A classic. The good ones never die.

Bella Daddy said...

I am gonna go out and find that game ASAP!

Jason said...

@Rob, you should try Electronic banking Monopoly, it really speeds up the game and makes it easier for the younger players.

@Melisa, I always enjoyed Trivial Pursuit, can't wait for the boys to be old enough for that.

@Andrew's Daddies, it was so much fun! It's been so long since I've played it but watching the youngest get into it was really cool.

@Otter Thomas, darn tootin'. Just wait, you'll be playing it before you know it ;)

@Bella Daddy, you should! She's the perfect age for it. You guy's will have SOOO much fun

ciara said...

old school games are always the best :)

MileHighDad said...

My 6 YO is really into Backgammon these days. Go figure!

Mocha Dad said...

I'm still stuck on the Scholastic catalog. I loved getting those and couldn't wait to order new books.

ShankRabbit said...

I miss Scholastic so much. I used to read the catalog and pine over all the books I wanted.

Mmm... Hippos. I miss that game. And Lincoln Logs!

Isabella said...

Scholastic books! I totally forgot about that. We didn't have much money growing up so we never got scholastic books, but that doesn't mean I didn't covet the catalog. :)

Now I really want to go play Hungry Hungry Hippos.

WeaselMomma said...

How cute. We don't play these games in my house yet. Mainly because both the 15 & 12 year olds still try to eat the pieces.

Apok said...

Hippos ftw! But wait till they graduate to Mouse Trap. Best game ever.

Jason said...

@ciara- darn straight!
@MileHighDad- My dad always tried to teach me Backgammon but I just couldn't get it...
@MochaDad, ShankRabbit, and Isabella- I KNOW! the Scholastic catalogues really took me back too!
@WeaselMomma-LOL, be nice to your kids :)
@Apok- I LOVED Mousetrap as a kid. We actually don't even have that one yet...