Simon-Then and Now
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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• 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.
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'.
• 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!!