Saturday, April 05, 2014
Happy Tabletop Day!
Tabletop Day is here! I know I still have my Trophy of Awesome around here somewhere, but if I can't find it I can print off another one.
I kinda looked around last year but found no local events. This year I see there's an all day International Tabletop Day celebration at the University of Memphis. This event is co-sponsored by the Memphis Role Playing Association and the Mid-South Board Gaming Club. We'll probably just play at home since the site warns about limited space and a first-come first-served policy that makes me think it'll be too crowded to suit me.
Here's the flyer for the local event:
The main board games I remember playing as a child were Yahtzee, Monopoly, Checkers, Tic-Tac-Toe, Chinese Checkers, Clue, and Parcheesi. I liked cards so much, Daddy taught me solitaire when I was fairly young so I could play cards when he got tired of it. When my kids were growing up, they enjoyed the same games, and we added some new ones along the way. We don't play games much any more. I'm not sure why that is, but TableTop is a good influence on me. I've discovered some new games through them.
Posted by Divers and Sundry at 4:30 AM
Labels: Family, games/toys
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It's weird how electronics have taken over the board games. I remember back in the late 80s, I used to play a game called Brain Teaser with anyone who would play with me. One guy got so tired of being beaten, he bought me an electronic version so I could spare everyone the humiliation of losing. It was no fun playing by myself, though.ReplyDelete
Like you, I have played all the games you listed, except for Parcheesi. I was never any good at Chinese Checkers, but had fun with the others. I also played tons of card games, like spades, hearts, etc. This sounds like it was fun, but I'm sure we have nothing here like that. Thanks for sharing, though.
this is the 2nd annual tabletop day, and there are events scattered all over the place. some are public and organized by comic shops or game stores or gaming groups, but some are just private groups or families. wil wheaton started all this. he has done an awesome thing!Delete
Your list of childhood games looks pretty familiar,I also tended to play Chess, Life. As for card games my parents were big Pinochle players so I learned from a young age and until my wife's parents got too old to concentrate have played regularly. We still play games like Boggle or Cranium with friends at parties or on New Years Eve while we wait for the ball to drop.ReplyDelete
oh, i remember life! the kids played my old game when they were younger. the last time i saw one in the store it was a lot different. i remember boggle, too. i've heard of pinochle & cranium but never played them.Delete
We only played games at Christmas and other holidays. I could never remember from time to time how the card games were done - I had to be re-taught every time. Teflon-brain.ReplyDelete
we used to play a lot of hearts and spades. if you haven't played in a while a refresher course on the difference is very helpful lol. i remember people asking, "now is there the one where we _want_ spades or not?"Delete