Simon-Then and Now

@celticeagle (117256)
Boise, Idaho
December 20, 2015 12:32pm CST
During Christmas vacation we let my grandson open one or two of his gifts off and on before Christmas so he has something to do. One of the gifts he decided to open is called a Simon Swipe. It is shaped like a steering wheel. It has three colored areas(Red, Blue, Yellow and Green) around the wheel and a center part. You hold onto the middle and push the 'game' button. The red light comes one time and that is telling you to ready yourself. Then the colored lights light up in a series and you have to repeat it correctly. You take turns. Now the funny thing is that back when my daughter was about ten(1981) I got a similar toy called a Simon for my daughter for Christmas. It was shaped like a walkie- talkie and worked the same way. How things change. Have you gotten an updated version for your grand kids that you had originally gotten for your child years before? This is so cool to me.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
I am familiar with that game and the newer version. I would have to think if I have seen some others.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Dec 15
I didn't realize they were the same game. They turned it on and it makes the same noises too. A fun game and helps with memory.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Dec 15
I got that game for my som when he was little.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 15
@norcal ...Yes, it is a fun one. I think we should all use it for our memories.
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@just4him (110171)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Dec 15
I don't know those toys you mentioned. As for the toys I got them, they're still the same - the Fisher-Price Corn Popper and the Telephone with the googly eyes. I don't recall any older child's toys. They probably have an updated Barbie and Ken. Hmm.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Sounds like it's time for Valerie to take a walk through Toys R US. LOL
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@just4him (110171)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 15
@celticeagle Probably. It's been a couple months since I've been there. My son likes to go there to see what Star Wars characters he can find.
@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
I remember this one. Simon is a very old game, I played it when I was young.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
I remember Simon says. Does that count?
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Dec 15
I'm not "grandpa-ready" yet, but I'm always glad to see things around that were around when I was a kid.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Some body is getting a kick out of them.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
Simon is an old game revamped. I remember playing it years ago.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 15
Exactly. Yes, that is what I was talking about. But you haven't had such an experience.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
@celticeagle No kids....
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill ...and no kids means you have seen or gotten something that was revamped...? I see.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
It is a cool toy I do seem to recall something like that when my son was small. Nice that you do that for your grandson to have something to do. Wish I had something to do too lolz
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Hmm. A toy for Roz. Hmm.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@celticeagle haha lolzMonopoly is fine.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 15
@TiarasOceanView ...That would be fun. Haven't played that in years.
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• Preston, England
22 Dec 15
I have seen the older Simon toys but not the newer version - sounds fun and educational
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
It is so good for the memory.
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• Preston, England
30 Dec 15
@celticeagle probably not my memory lol
@garymarsh6 (13199)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
Arr so they think they have reinvented the wheel!!!!
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Dec 15
Nope! Just upgraded an old favorite.
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@ridingbet (47171)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
technology changes even the toys that we had before to the better ones now. But it is nice to know the toy of your grandson is memory and knowledge-empowering one, not like the online games of 'killing each other with weapons, and having out-of-this-world avatars'.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Dec 15
Yes, I like some of the old ones revamped..
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@gudheart (12754)
22 Dec 15
Guess who has updated slightly over the years, but can't think of anything else.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Hey, update, we all go as we can.
@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Dec 15
I remember Simon when my kids were young. I haven't seen the updated version though. Is it still as much fun as it used to be?
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Yes, it is.
@GreatMartin (4305)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Dec 15
Everything old is new again!
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Yes, please!
@Freelanzer (8287)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
That is so cool and something to think about when I become a grandma
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
Don't hurry too fast. LOL
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@much2say (38744)
• United States
20 Dec 15
I had that older one - that red thing that had buttons with red lights? I LOVED that game and I could literally play with it for hours. I've played with the "newer" version too, but never bought it for the house (hmmm, maybe we should). I think it's a great game - for memory and reaction time. Seems to be this would be a better brain game than some of those videos games they have out there!!
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
I play it for the memory cause mine is shot.
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Dec 15
I remember those, but I think it was called something else, Simon something, and shaped like a circle.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
They are shaped like a circle now. Back in the 70's they were shaped like a walkie-talkie.
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Dec 15
@celticeagle I also remember a thing called a boppit, you twisted one end, bopped the middle or did something else to the other end, same deal on the repeating of the pattern thingy
• United States
22 Dec 15
I remember that game from years ago but didn't know they updated it. Was always fun to play if I remember right
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
It is fun. Otta check the updated version.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@celticeagle Maybe I'll get it and enjoy some fun!! of course I might share it with the grandchildren
@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
24 Dec 15
i think that is a great idea - i dropped a few gifts off and the grandchildren as well to open before - because in actual fact its a TIME of giving not a day of giving
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 15
That is so true. Thank you.
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@DeborahDiane (20075)
• Laguna Woods, California
22 Dec 15
It seems as if all the "old" games are new again. I just bought my grandson a "Mad Magazine" for Christmas. I think he will love it!
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 15
And that is an oldy but goody.
@PainsOnSlate (20083)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
Not yet, I have grand-dogs instead of grand kids.
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@celticeagle (117256)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Dec 15
Thank your lucky stars. LOL
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@jstory07 (65362)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Dec 15
My oldest kids had Simon says and my grandchildren had the same game years later.
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