Favorite Games We Used To Play When We Were Still So Very Young!

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@faith210 (11233)
Philippines
August 2, 2007 2:38pm CST
Come on guys, let us go back in time! It's not that so long ago, isn't it? Surely you remember those favorite games you used to play when we were kids. I remember I love to play hide and seek, then I played "Indians and Cowboys" with my brothers and cousins. Oh, but my favorite was the Atari Games...and how I love pacman! It was really a lot of fun when we were young...how about you? What games did you play? Which one is your favorite?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Aug 07
Oh yes I remember all those games. Do you remember red light green light? Or how about red rover come over?LOL And there was always hopscotch.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi TerryZ! I am not familiar with red light green light and red rover come over, maybe we have it but have called it differently. However I played hopscotch with my brothers because they need me to play Indians with them. LOL! Have a nice day and thanks for sharing. :)
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
I remember red rover. And, yes, we loved hopscoth. My steo childeren don't play any of these games. They just want to watch movies.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi jennybianca! Yes, I think kids today are more into movies and videos...I guess it's because back then, we don't have that luxury. LOL
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• Switzerland
3 Aug 07
Only one game comes to mind... Super Mario / Mario Brothers. The game console those days are with antenna and the joystick are very basic. Instead of CDs, there used to be cartridges. Until now, it is still the best game for me. Super Mario and Luigi forever! :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Hi soulsister! We still keep the cartridges back at our old family home for souvenir. LOL! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day! :)
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Let me see. Hide & seek was very poluar. As we got older we were allowed up the street to play hide & seek. We also loved to play cricket on the front roadf. Then there was Monopoly. Yes, we played Cowboys & Indians too.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi jennybianca! I guess, hide and seek is a universal game and it's true as you get older, we get a wider area. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day! :)
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@Dee351972 (743)
13 Oct 07
Atri games is what i playesd alot when i was growing up. I think was in teens or so when they come out. Those were so cool. I also loved donkey kong. the first one with climbing the ladders and stuff. I dont see that anymore though.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
Hi Dee351972! Oh, yes I did played Atari but I am not really sure how young I was then. Hehe..old age makes you forget things. LOL! I don't see donkey dong anymore too. I guess, kids nowadays will surely say donkey dong who? hehe..Take care and have a nice day!
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13 Oct 07
yes. well my boys now it becuase ther eis donky kong for soemthing else that we have. BUt of course it is not the one i like. We used to play hide and seek also. FOr somereason i just thought you meant vidio games. lol
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
Hi Dee351972! Oh, I do mean all games but I sure did have fun with the hide and seek. Haha..I do love pacman very much..and I asked my brother to download it for me and send it in my email..so, I can relive the days. haha..Take care and have a nice day.
• United States
2 Aug 07
We played tetherball,monkey in the middle,jacks,dodgeball,ping pong,baseball,horse shoes,bsdmitten.basketball,keepaway.chase,rode our bikes,board games,built houses of cards,built trails of dominoes.lots of stuff to keep us busy.Baseball was my favorite because all the neighborhood kids came down to our house to play. We had the biggest back yard.
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Aug 07
Isn't it sad that kids today don't have the imaginations to play those games we played as children? They need video games or their bored.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi cybermom45! The list of games is endless...really lots of stuff to keep us busy and sreaming at the top of our voices...LOL! Isn't it really wonderful having to experience all these games with the neighborhood kids? Have a nice day and really appreciate your sharing. :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi patgalca! I agree with you...and they don't get enough exercise just playing video games. :)
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• United States
2 Aug 07
This discussion is so cool, that I had to read ALL the responses first! In addition to all mentioned above, we had talent shows (we used the old abandoned chicken coop), and put together puzzles. We also had a mini pool table that gave us hours of fun. We played poker, we all had our own penny jars. Card games called screw your neighbor, uno, and skipbo. We also played a game called spoons.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi bestisyettocome! Thanks! I am having fun in reading all your responses too. It really brings back the wonder years and I am so happy I am not alone in feeling good when looking back those beautiful moments. We may come from different places but the happiness and excitement in the kind of games we played are always the same. Oh yes, we played card games too even as kids (LOL)..BlackJack, Lucky Nine, Red Dog and we have marbles or rubber bands as "money bets". LOL! really appreciate your sharing..Have a nice day! :)
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• United States
3 Aug 07
I forgot about Kings on the Corners!
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Aug 07
We would have a great neighbourhood game of hide and seek. That was lots of fun. At school we played Red Rover, Dodgeball, hopscotch. We also played badminton, tennis, ping pong and rode our bikes around the neighbourhood. We used to hang sheets on the clothes line on our back porch to separate it into rooms so we could play house. In the fall we swept all the leaves up into a pile and then broke them down into rows used as walls for our house. We played house a lot... and school. I was ALWAYS the teacher because I was the oldest kid on the street.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi patgalca! Hehe..I never had the chance to play Teacher, always the student who get to sit infront though. LOL. We played house too but instead of using sheets because mom will get mad, we use cardboard boxes as walls and roofs for our make believe houses...and we get to cook too (leaves and flowers in the garden) and pretend we're having a feast. LOL! Really appreciate your sharing...have a nice day! :)
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
26 Aug 07
Hey there! Thanks for the best response mark! :)
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• United States
2 Aug 07
Anyone remember duck duck goose? That was one of my favorites, or freeze tag was always good too.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi kristys_red_barn! I am not familiar with duck duck goose, maybe we have that game but calls it by another name. I like freeze tag and the universal game, Hopscotch! (LOL) Thanks for sharing and have a nice day! :)
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Hopescoth is fun too. In Duck Duck Goose, young children sit on the floor in a circle and one person is choose as "it". The "it" person walks around the outside of the circle and touches each childs head saying duck, duck, etc. And when he says goose, that person is then selected as "it" and must race the person back to the spot in the circle, if they bet the person they are not it, the original person is. Hope this makes sense. If not, someone else please comment here and help me out. Thanks.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Yeah I like to play hide and seek too and I remeber I never wanted seek, i always wanted only hide.Hehe, i was pretty bad kid.Also I love to play Marion, it was computer games and then I think it was called prehistoric.It was pretty good too.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
Hi laurika! haha..I am guilty too, always wanting to be hiding all the time. LOL! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day. Take care.
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• United States
11 Oct 07
Centipede!!!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Hi quiethorse! I don't think I have played that game, I am trying to juggle my mind at this time. haha..Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
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@touchnshine (2821)
• India
12 Aug 07
Hi faith210 When I was young I played many games .. I played home - home, video games, chess, caram - board, ludo, badminton, business, antakshari, kho - kho, kabbaddi, volleyball, gallery .. oh and the list is simply increasing with no ending .. actually I forgot the names of many other games which I played when I was young. Those were really great days of my lifetime.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Aug 07
Hi touchnshine! Yes, I agee with you..the list seems to be unending. Childhood is really one of the great days of my life to, very carefree with no real worries at all. Have a nice day and take care!
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Gret Discussion. One of my favorite memories is playing plain nitendo with my mom. She used to sit and play for hours with us kids. Some of our favorite games to play together were.....tetris, yoshi, Super Mario Bros 3, Zelda, Mega Man and Dr Mario. We used to take turns playing. I love my mom. Hehehe. When we got our sega she used to play Dr Robotniks bean machine with us alot. We had tons of fun!!!!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Hi jolenegreen! You do have a great Mom! My brothers and I love playing with our parents too, my mom loves pacman and later on is into brick games such as tetris. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories and have a nice day. :)
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
3 Aug 07
We played hide and seek a lot, but indoors we would pull out Candy Land and have a field day. Oh, and who didn't have a Barrel of Monkeys? LOL
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
hi AmbiePam! I think whatever generation we belong, we have a common denominator---the Hide & Seek! LOL! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day! :)
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Okay i loved natari frogger and nintindo mario brothers original i loved duck duck goose and all they was my favorite. i loved field day in elementary scholl and all.i mean we had such a good time or red rover red rover . i played alot of outside games and all imean they was so much fun and now i show my daughter how to play them games and she loves them too im sure they still have them games in school if not i am going to my daughters school when she goes to show the pe teachers and all. I loved dodge ball and kick ball too and thay was fun i mean you are ruight.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Hi crystalhailie! Oh how can I forget the frogger! I used to play that too...and I think it's agood idea to suggests some games to your daughter's P.E. teacher, I am sure the kids would love the games we used to play! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day! :)
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@manzician (4734)
• India
3 Aug 07
When I was growing up, I used to play cricket a lot. Apart from that, me and my friends and cousins also used to play hide and seek, Ludo, Snakes and Ledders, Monopoly etc.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Hi manzican! Nevr played cricket but I know the game...watched a game with the neighborhood kids when I was in London and it's kinda exciting. The only cricket I really knew here in my country is the cricket insect.(LOL) just kidding...Have a nice day and thanks for sharing your childhood memories. :)
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@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
2 Aug 07
i played how many steps before the queen, chinese jump rope which was a huge rubber band held by two people and i would use it one foot in and out etc., hop scotch, red light green light, tag, jump rope, board games like monopoly, mystery date, candyland, checkers, we didn't have atari games in the late 50s 60s or computers i didn't have a favorite i liked them all
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi clocks123! Oh yes the games you mentioned were also played and enjoyed as much in the 70s and 80s...I did have so much fun playing in the neighborhood. Really appreciate your sharing and have a nice day! :)
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
2 Aug 07
My favorite electronic game was my Nintendo. I loved playing Super Mario Brothers and Paperboy. I loved board games. Some of my favorites were Candyland, Mouse Trap, and Sorry!.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi cynddvs! Oh yes how can I forget the board games! to add to your list, Monopoly, Snakes & Ladders...what else, Ah yes, Scrabble, Chinese Checkers..Gosh, this is wonderful. LOL! Thanks for sharing...Have a nice day!
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• Canada
2 Aug 07
Super Mario, thats the game i played growing up.... heheh
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hi delirioussk8r! My brothers were the ones who played that all the time because I can't have my turn with it...and when I finally did, it's not super mario anymore, he becomes teeny weenie mario. LOL! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day! :)
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
23 Aug 07
Well, I've always loved video games, since my uncle got us a nintendo, when I was around 10. But video games are hardly a group activity. I guess in school and with my friends, I loved to play tag. I still play hide and seek sometimes with my little cousins. And who could forget good old "simon says", that was like the funnest game especially if it were large groups.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
Hi vega83! Oh yes, I forgot all about the good old "simon says" game, I love playing that too. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories. Take care and have a nice day!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
24 Aug 07
Well, I just brought out the memory of one game, you brought the memory back of my childhood and all the games, so thanks for that, happy posting!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
Hi vega83! You're most welcome! Happy myLotting and take care!
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@bojo96 (46)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Just found your thread, but thought I would add a few games. As far as video games I loved Donkey Kong. Outside we played kickball, flag football, skateboarded, roller skated, sledding, nighttime hide & seek (flashlight tag), and a lot more. One of things we were probably crazy to do, but loved doing it was tree races. Behind my neighborhood we had some dense woods. We would start at one end of the trees, climb one and go limb to limb, tree to tree and see who could go the furthest without touching the ground.
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@bojo96 (46)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I forgot croquet. Where you hit the wood balls through the staked hoops with a mallet. Usually, we would end up just seeing who could drive the ball the furthest because we weren't talented enough to make it through the hoops. :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
Hi bojo96! I think I would not be able to climb trees and go from one limb to another but I would have love and enjoy watching the tree races, I will see if who will be the first to fall. Haha.. And I have forgotten about donkey kong, good thing you have added that to the list. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!