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Does anyone remember Battling Tops?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/BattlingTopsBox.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
That was a blast! Those things would go flying. They'd never sell this now - too dangerous for people's eyes.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/BattlingTopsGreen.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Guess I was a librarian wannabe way back. My friend and I played a lot of Authors Cards in grade school, which helped me memorize the authors of many classics by the 4th or 5th grade.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i24.tinypic.com/2usyfrb.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
We also played Chinese Checkers and Battle Ship.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/gifs/chinchec.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://imagehost.epier.com/62100/battleship_game.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Boy do I remember Battling Tops! Loved that game.<br><br>
I mostly played outdoor games. Other than your basic ball games, I loved Red Rover.
 

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........my brother and I would spend hours playing ''Stratego''....<br><br>
....World Domination was always fun.......
 

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Battleship: still a constant favourite around here. It inevitably leads to outdoor games Chez Sally.<br><br>
"B-4"<br>
"Miss"<br>
"What?! Are you sure?"<br>
"Miss, Missie."<br>
"Liar!"<br>
"No Way!"<br>
"You moved that battleship!"<br>
"I did not!"<br>
"Moooooooooommmmmmm!"<br>
"Awright you lot. Outside. Now! It's raining, you say? Too bad. You won't melt. Ta ta!"<br><br>
And out they go, enraged with me, but now sharing their grudge and they quickly turn to hurtling down the hill into piles of leaves on their scooters or something.<br><br>
See?<br><br>
ETA, Tomwhite, my sisters and I played a game with the Risk board and pieces that in no way was actually Risk. We couldn't work out the rules, and it never occurred to us to ask for adult help.<br><br>
The kids are on a big "Civilization IV" kick on the computer. It feels similar. I figure that any game from which they walk away debating whether they can deal better with Gandhi (almost impossible to defeat) or Genghis Khan (you can, if you're careful, trip him with his own violence) has got to have redeeming value.
 

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Battleship! Now my kids have the electronic version with sound effects ... lol! We also played a lot of cards.. with my brother & my mom we would play triple solitaire. The biggest thing I remember is that she always cheated, putting a couple of cards under her skirt (to save for the right time!) lol We'd always do a skirt check... We still give her grief for it now & I she denies it laughing... "why would we think such a thing"
 

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OK, then, what about<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.mrtoys.com/board-games/pics/Rockem-Sockem-Robots-Game.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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We actually bought our son Rock em sock em robots for this past Christmas. DH saw it in a store and just had to get it! LOL (probably more for him than our son), but they have fun playing it.<br><br>
As a kid, I played battleship alot, but also loved creating things with lego's. and these are two things my son plays with alot today also. Sorry, Monopoly, Clue - those were other ones I enjoyed playing as a kid.
 

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Funny, I don't remember the board games. I know they were played, just can't remember which. Seems we were always told to GO OUTSIDE!<br><br>
I do remember Double Dutch (how I <i>loved</i> that!), cat's cradle, yo-yo, click-clacks (ow!), marbles, a "game" where we threw a knife in the ground near the feet to try to get the opponent to do the splits (yeah, eek!), and ...<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/lizsun/Blog/jacks_and_ball.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I loved playing jacks too Souci. forgot about those. Domino's was another one. My DH and I still like playing domino's.<br><br>
Aggravation was a fun game. My mom still has Aggravation, so we play that once in awhile.
 

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The kids on our block were the 'North" and one street over they were the "South". We reenacted the Civil War for weeks on end. Sometimes I was a soldier, some times I was a nurse. When I was a nurse I would pick up the wounded in a red wagon and bandage them.<br><br>
It was close but the North usually won.
 

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<img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/Rebound.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
My brother got this for Christmas one year. We weren't much of a game-playing family, but I remember playing this with my brother.
 

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Nurse Ilene & her red wagon, what a mental picture I have of this............. swoon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
As a kid growing up in southern Calif, we played outside, constantly, dawn to dusk, and then some. With a lot of kids in the neighborhood we played whatever sport was in season, usually baseball or football. As the Lakers didn't move to LA until 60 or 62, basketball wasn't that big in our group. Soccer, never heard of it.<br><br>
On days when for some reason we weren't outside, my brother and I invented this baseball game played with dice and baseball cards. I think there were something like 6 or 8 dice used, so there were 36 or 48 possible combinations of what the batter could do each time the dice were rolled. It took a lot of tweaking to approach the statistical probability of baseball, but it finally got dialed in. By the time I lost interest at age 15 or 16 or so, my younger brother and sister fine tuned it some more, I'm sure to this day if you asked my sister, she'd remember that a 24 was ground out to 2nd base.<br><br>
I do remember some board games, monopoly, clue, others I'm sure.
 

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Jarts<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.iofferphoto.com/img/item/274/844/36/lawn_darts_set_1_jarts1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Also at this time of year we were collecting Horse Chestnuts. First to make necklaces and than to use in the gertrude Street Chestnut Wars.<br><br>
Yahtzee. I still play that one
 

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We played a lot of nok-hockey and Monopoly.<br>
Outdoors, we played kickball, which was good even for the littlest kids.<br><br>
Susan
 

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I forgot all about Jarts. That was a fun game. You know, it's amazing that any of us are still alive - all sorts of things we did or played with as kids are non-existent now because they can cause you serious harm. games like jarts, drinking out of a hose. . . .
 

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I don't see anything wrong with it, but apparently it can make you real sick, or cause cancer or something. that was how we stayed hydrated in the summer as kids - mom wasn't about to let us go in and out of the house all the time.
 

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We went out to play.<br>
We would go out across the fields and into the woods where there were large hanging vines that hung over a big ravine. We would stand on the bank, grab a vine, take as many steps back as we could, run as fast we could stell grasping the vine tightly, and then jump off the ravine, clinging to the vine as if our lives depended on it (as they did).<br><br>
At dusk, we'd play Pom Pom, kickball, Ghost in the Graveyard, and my very favorite... Kick the Can. I loved playing Kick the Can.<br><br>
Most kids back then, would play until their folks hollered for them to come home... Funny, my parents never hollered for us to come in. Eventually, all the other kids got called home so I'd go home, too.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I rememember we'd play baseball all day. You knew it was time to stop playing when it got so dark that when you were in the field you could hear the ball go whizzing by your head, but you couldn't see it. Lucky to be alive, indeed.
 
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