I love to play board games, I like to play cards too! I’m glad our boys are getting old enough so I don’t have to keep holding back and not just completely annihilate ’em at Uno. I think if you asked Ryan what his favorite board game is, he might say Mouse Trap, with my 8-year-old Alex, he would mostly likely say Sorry is his favorite board game to play at the dinner table. My wife and I still like to play Rummikub, but if I had my choice and no limits of time, I would say Monopoly is my favorite game. Just plain old Monopoly, no Star Trek, Game of Thrones or Simpsons version of Monopoly. Jeez, there’s even a Stranger Things Monopoly out there now. I like my streets and cards to be familiar, and tokens traditional. Free Parking? I don’t care if it’s with bonus money or just what it was intended to be, just a free spot with no money moving back and forth.
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of games come and go, same with some beloved toys too at the occasional garage sale. I’m happy I still have some of those games, including Star Wars: Escape from the Death Star, Mad Magazine board game, and good ‘ol Stratego. Again, just the normal Stratego, I don’t need to play a themed Transformers or Lord of the Rings Stratego. When I turned 6 years old, my family had to move right away and some games and toys had to go because there was just no room for everything in this quick move. My Tom and Jerry, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Mighty Mouse board games did not make the cut as well as my Alphie: The Electroinic Robot (the origianl blue one), and that was even an educational toy.
So when I see this video of a mom, who is about to turn 40, receive a game from her past, I can totally appreciate the joy she feels after being surprised by her son and husband tracking down the game she hasn’t played since she was 7 years old. It’s called “Match II” and her husband found it off the internet. Where else you gonna find a 40 year old game? All the second hand stores have plenty of “Scene It?” games laying around, but you’d be hard pressed to find one of the most sought after board games, Fireball Island from Milton Bradley can cost up to $700 for a complete or unopened set.
Enjoy the thrill Beth Zink feels from getting her favorite game. 😉 -Eric