It’s Game Time!

Hi everyone and welcome to a look at some old board and card games from years gone by. I mentioned doing this before and finally decided this would be a good time of year to look at some of these old games from my collection. I thoroughly enjoy collecting these old games and discovering what people used to enjoy before our modern world of digital fun. To be honest, I like these old games far better. For one thing, they provide a more family/friend experience than the modern computer games. Sitting around a table with your family or group of friends and playing these old games really provided a great time of fun as well as genuine face time with our family and friends. I will likely need a second post to look at my game collection, and even then we won’t have time to look at them all. I would like to look at as many as possible though, have to wait and see.

Spelling and Anagrams: Here is a simple, basic type of game that is also educational. However, it is not as easy as it might look and several variations of the game can be played with these letters, from spelling words to making of sentences and being able to take your opponents words if you have a letter that can turn your opponents word into a totally new word. The rules for playing are easy to understand though quite long. The game is from 1930.

Keyword: Here is another word game that is similar to Scrabble, if you are more familiar with that game. But this one has a different point system for the letters and has the addition of cards that you can pick up to add points to your score. But it has the letter tiles and racks to hold them. This game is from 1953 and doesn’t look like it was used much.

Game of Lost Heir: This is the Canadian version of the game, it’s a card game for either 3 or 4 players where you have to gain all the cards of your color and hopefully the lost heir card to win, but if you get the wrong boy card then you lose everything you gained to that point and start over. So the game is not so easy as it might look at first. It was a very popular game in it’s day and started back in the 1800s. Apparently rules changed slightly over time as well. This game is from about 1900.

Bradley’s Table Croquet: Hard to find any info about this game or it’s age, but I would guess it’s from the 1940s. The game is like new, I doubt it was used much. You would need a table that is perfectly level of your ball would roll onto the floor. A table cloth would definitely be helpful too, plus a larger table that what I have. It could be played on the floor which would be better and could be quite fun on a cold winter day.

My Mother Sent Me To The Grocery Store: Here is a simple card type game that isn’t as simple as it looks. There are different stores and other places that you may to sent to, and it’s then necessary to get all the items from that place or store. Depending how many are playing will determine how many stores/places you will need to visit and articles to pick up. The first one to get their items wins. You can also lose turns which can make things more difficult as well. I would say this one could be quite fun for all ages. This game is very well used so it must have been very popular. It would be from the early 1900s. Well, guess I better leave it here for today, perhaps we will check on a few more another time. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

32 Comments on “It’s Game Time!

  1. This was really neat. I like to look at this kind of thing. I think the pictures and art deco font on the Spelling and Anagrams game are really cool. My Mother Sent Me To The Grocery Store looks like fun.

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    • Yes, I enjoy the boxes too, they are colorful with great pics and old style graphics that is so much fun! Yes, I think the Grocery Store game would be a great fun game to play. I have played several of them with kids and adults and everyone has had a lot of fun with them.
      Thanks Herb!

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  2. I would like to play all of them ! Some would Boggle my mind and that is fun ! ,…rest peaceably tonight ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚

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    • Yes, I think these old games are great and the ones I have played certainly were great fun! Hope you have a good night too!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒ™πŸŽ³β›³πŸ₯…πŸΈπŸ€


  3. Great post, Steve! I prefer these type of games over digital games, any day of the week, for all the reasons you listed. I understand why kids and adults would enjoy the ones in this post. Looking forward to the next post as well! Thank you! 😁

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    • Thanks Beverly, glad you enjoyed this post! I’m hoping to have part 2 tomorrow, maybe.πŸ€” Or not,πŸ™„ have to get my new story started tomorrow first!😳 Have a great day!😁😸🌞


  4. You’re welcome Steve! I understand, so much to do and only so many hours in the day. 😬. Looking forward to the new story and Part 2 (whenever you get it out). Thanks, have a great day as well! 😁🌞

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    • Well, you won’t have long to wait for part 2, maybe a couple days. And I’m working on chapter 1 of my story!πŸ˜βœβœπŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Great on both! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ²πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ I also played Monopoly in different versions with my family on many occasions. One of my favorite games as well. Scrabble was my mother’s favorite game. She would win by a large margin, consistently! 😁

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      • Yep, Scrabble was also and still is, one of my favorites! My mom got me started on that when I was a kid. I have enjoyed it ever since!😁😸


      • Yes, we would and can go for hours playing Scrabble! I saved all the scorecards from playing with my mother. 😁

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      • Awwwww, that is too bad, but at least you have the memories. I am sure the next reunion will involve hours of playing Scrabble! 😁

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  5. These look like fun games and I agree it’s more fun playing games with real people rather than digital games. We play games on a site called Pogo and some of their digital games are similar to yours such as spelling, anagram games, scrabble, crosswords, etc. Give Muffin a hug for the oncoming new year! πŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŽŠ πŸŽ‰

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    • Yes, they definitely are fun and having a family or friend game night is also a lot of fun! Although it’s getting harder and harder to find people who want to play games like this now.
      One hug given to Muffin and she sends a hug back! I hope you have a most happy New Year to you, your husband and Callie!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Έβ˜•β˜•πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

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  6. Totally cool. You’re right about old board games more fun and entertaining. My Granny and would spend hours playing Sorry, Candy Land and others. But Monopoly can get mean after the third hour or so πŸ˜‚

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