What was your favorite childhood game?

@laydee (12815)
Philippines
May 11, 2009 8:34am CST
When we were younger, computers and gaming consoles didn't exist yet, there were still very few game n watches so we had so much time doing physical games and sports (oh how I love those days). I remember that my favorite game was when we'd play house where we'd pretend to cook and keep a home. I also loved the game where we'd be like grocers and we'd use play money and stuff. But the most exciting physical game is hide and seek and jump rope too! Not to mention marbles! and a lot more! Oh it was such a fun time. It's sad that most kids now are overly hooked on computers, they don't know what they're missing! Anyhow, what was your favorite childhood game?
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@angelsmummy (1700)
11 May 09
skipping rope was my favourite (i do believe this is jump rope in america). it was o much fun i still do it now
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• China
12 May 09
hehe ,I also like skipping rope.I play it when I go to school.My friends also want to play with me.
• China
12 May 09
I also like skipping rope .I play it when I go to school .My classmates also want to play with me.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Oh yeah! I almost forgot that. It was cool how we could reach more than 100 hahahaha....
• United States
11 May 09
When i was young, i would love to play marbels and basketball. I also loved to fill up a clean trash can and fill it up with water and pretend i was fishing.Also making mud cakes and stuff was awsome playing with playdoe and tasting it lol it tasted salty :)
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Hehehehe.. you actually tasted playdough eh! hehehehe...
• India
11 May 09
Cricket was my favorite game when I was kid. All we freidns were like crazy to play cricket in every evening. I remember those days, I was the captain of my team in those days. I can say bully also. ha ha.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Bully!
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
11 May 09
Some of my favorite games from my childhood include hide go and seek, tag, and hop scotch. I also enjoyed jumping rope when I didn't fall on my face lol. I have heard my mom talk about playing marbles when she was a young girl. I do agree that current technology is robbing kids of going outside and being kids. Most kids now days are either on the net, in front of a tv, playing video games, or texting on a cell phone.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Whoah you fell on your face?? Hahahaha.. oooopss.. ehhehe.. Yeah, technology robs children of their youth! Old men can play video games too but can't play physical games no more (well not like kids do).
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
11 May 09
i didn't really have anyone to play with so i was the kid who felt happy to do his homework :P but during the summer vacations, my cousins would come over and we loved to play cricket or hide and seek. i started video gaming later as well but i wasn't into it that much, always preferred some physical games when my cousins or friends were around.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Yeah, physical games are way way better! Of course, there are times when it would cause some small fights. hahahaa
• India
11 May 09
Well, my favourite game in my childhood was to play cricket and after when it was all dark we used to play hide-n-seek game. We were about 20 friends playing hide-n-seek and we have a huge society which was the entire boundary to hide for and one turn would almost take more than half an hour to complete. So, it feels really nice to recall the younger days which were filled with fun and playing innocently!!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Hehehehe.. I pity the child who needs to find all of you. hahahaha..
• Philippines
11 May 09
we used to play "patintero" or jumping on the box with one feet. then there's jack and the stones. then, jumping the rope and then doll playing. we had schedules between Mondays thru Thursdays on which kind of games that we should be playing with.it's nice to remember child hood games, back then computers aren't that popular unlike today. .
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Wow! You guys have schedules for games? That's freaky hehehee...
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
13 May 09
Hi laydee, you are right, nowadays most of the kids are engrossed in watching cartoons, computer games and almost all things related to electrons. Just like the kids of my friends as well as my nephews, never feel bored to sit in front of either the tv or pc after school. we are pretty much the same thing at the moment. Yeah, I love those sweet childhood days. We liked to hanging around in the nearby bushes looking for gold fish, baby birds and wild fruits. It’s so much fun as cheerful as well to have fun in the small stream with many playmates. We loved to have water battle in two groups. We used to play hide and seek and group rope skipping. We collected and clustered the different colors of rubberbands together to become a long rubber rope. Two kids were chosen to hold either edge of the rope and swung the rope continuously and we skipped in and out of the swinging rope. The one who was hit by the rope replaced the former one to swing the rope. It was really an interesting outdoor game at that time. Yeah, there were still lots of attractive games during those beautiful days. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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• United States
12 May 09
pacman,donkey kong
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• Philippines
12 May 09
this is the most wonderful question i read, if given a chance to go back my childhood or if there is a machine that would go back our time " childhood " is my spot to go back, anyway with regards to the questions ask playing marble is one of my greatest treasure during childhood time.
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• United States
11 May 09
I liked playing candyland (a board game). As far as physical activities, tag was the one we played the most (and at night, somewhat hide & seek).
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@moujha (86)
• Mauritius
11 May 09
My favorite childhood game was playing marbles with my friends. It was so fun to play marbles on the streets where marbles roll over everywhere and we have to run after them to catch them. We often played marbles with other groups where we stake our own marbles in the game. That is if i lose, i must give a preset amount of marbles to the winner.
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• United States
11 May 09
Well, computers and gaming consoles DID exist when I was a kid so yeah lol. But not counting anything like that, when I was a kid, my favorite game was playing hide and seek when I was really young. I always enjoyed playing that with my friends outside in around their houses. As far as board games go, I've always loved Clue. I'm even still a big fan of that board game, actually. I just don't have anyone to play it with or anything.
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• United States
11 May 09
I loved to ride bikes, and like you, play house, barbies, and hide and seek. In the summer it seemed liked we were out the door the minute our mom said we could go and didn't come in except to go to the bathroom and eat. Those were great times. Yes, it is sad that kids are so hooked on computers and video games. They wouldn't know what how to play hide and seek nor use their imagination to make up games.
• Philippines
11 May 09
My favorite games were hopscotch,play house,freeze tag,and hide and seek.I have a lot of dolls and I love playing with all of them.I used to have "birthday parties" with my dolls.I love playing with jackstones and snakes & ladders,too.my favorite computer games were Super Mario,Pacman,Galactic Force,Ice Climber,Bomber Man, and Contra.
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@111flylcx (267)
• China
12 May 09
In my childhood,I usually play with orther children,My parents will not give me some toys.What gave me the most impression is a green bear.A period of time,she is my punching bag.When I was angry,I beat her .At that time,I think she will not be hurt.Of course,now I donot think so .
@Morpher (76)
• Indonesia
12 May 09
My favorite game when i child is mario bross hehehe. When i child like wrested with my bro to play this game. But now, i already became people`s wife, im still play "perfect world" is game online, nice game and i like it. ^^
• India
12 May 09
Hi laydee, When i was a childhood i used to play a lot.I love cycling and shuttle.These two are my favorite games which i played.I love to travel with my cycle for getting a small thing from a shop.It really makes me feel exicting and happy.Now i felt cycling and took a bike instead of that.Now i am enjoying with a bike and a shuttle hehehe. Have a nice day
@ilawise26 (191)
• India
12 May 09
hii laydee! Just like you even i loved playing the house game where we would role play and do all kinds of things like cooking ,cleaning etc! It used to be so much fun! I have also played this market game. I had a nice playset with all kinds of groceries and daily food items. Using that we used to play with fake money pretending as retailers and customers. That was a nice game too! Wow! I 'm just remembering those days and it makes me smile!!! Then i crossed over to the board games like brainvita with marbles,chinese checker,scrabble,snakes and ladders etc,LIFE ,Guess who and many more games! I enjoyed a whole lot of board games. Then in college i started playing the computer games. So i have enjoyed just about everything that is included in playing!!! i have enjoyed every phase well and i still do! i like playing the UNO card game too! I think children these days should be exposed to all kinds of games rather than confining them to one box. Every game is a different experience!
• Greece
12 May 09
i love jackstone!lol! even when i was in high school and college i was playing with my youn cousins and i remember my mommy who always complaining that i was still playing the play for the kids.but thats the game i love most.im even keeping the balls that i had till now.