Coffee At Steve’s Country #49. More Vintage Games.

Good morning to all of you! I hope you are all feeling well today. Grab yourself a coffee, or tea, and relax for a few minutes with Muffin and I. Muffin had a good run and playtime this morning so she’s a bit tired out and waiting to curl up on someone’s lap. Right now she’s curled up with me. It’s much nicer this morning with a temperature of -6F (-21C) and the sun is beginning to shine on the tops of the trees. The male hairy woodpecker was here first again, he seems to have taken over as the ‘early bird’ of the day. Plus there is one lonely chickadee out there. No other birds have shown up, oops, wrong, a downy woodpecker has just arrived. I thought with the return of nicer weather it would also mean the return of the birds. Not so far anyway. Baxter and Betty have just shown up now as well. I had 14 blue jays in November, now just 2. Where did they all go? They might come back yet.

Now for games: The Game of Touring. The top pic shows two of the many different boxes used for this game over the years. It came out in the early 1900’s once cars started becoming more popular. The rules of the game remained the same though pictures on the cards changed over the years to keep them up to date. The box on the left is from 1937 and the one on the right is from 1958. It’s a card game and both are complete. The idea is to be the first to get 110 miles. There are cards to help you get miles and others that will take miles away from you, such as when your car breaks down. You can also miss turns, such as stopping for gas. So it’s not that easy to get to 110 miles in a hurry.

The Game of Blow Football. This game had different boxes over the years, this one is from about 1940. Although a simple game where you try to score goals on your opponent, I can see where it could get quite wild! The blow straws are a very hard pressed paper, unfortunately I am missing one in my game. Basically the teams try to blow the football across the table, or floor, or wherever it’s set up, and score a goal. I can see where that ball would go flying all over the place, it’s quite light weight. Like I say, it would be a wild game for kids to play, but I think adults could have a wild time with it as well. That’s it for our games today, but more will be coming. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

67 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #49. More Vintage Games.

  1. Very Good Morning Steve 😍 nice to know about such games, where it involved lot of real people around πŸ₯° sigh, these days kids are just πŸ˜³πŸ™„ oops I talk like I’m too old being one of them 😜 Have a lovely day…😁😁

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      • qui moi? google fait pour moi πŸ˜‚ I’ve started to learn French πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ but short of time. I’m still learning Hindi pretty hard to understand many words πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      • Ohhh, using google!🀨 Always nice to learn another language.πŸ˜ƒ I don’t know much French either, a few phrases and lots of misc words, but I have a hard time putting them together into sentences.πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚

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      • I’m a beginner Uncle Steve 😍 You know that, I have learnt one language already to speak and read and understand. Now Hindi is taking a bit more time. French I’ve just started with alphabets pronounciation πŸ˜‚ easy but challenging one, 2021 is definitely making my head bigger with new languages . Thanks for this little conversation, I’ll try to remember these words…Merci, Bonjour πŸ₯‚

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      • Bonjour mon ami! You’re doing great Simon! At one time I could read and write French very well and could speak it quite well too, but since no one else I knew could speak French then I lost what I did know. So it’s like starting over again now. Don’t try to push yourself too fast, concentrate more on one language before getting started too much on another, usually works out better that way. But have fun with it anyway! Bonne journee!

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      • Yes Steve, I’m doing that, Taking time for Hindi, this is a common language in our country and yet 85% of the population in my state don’t know this language πŸ˜‚ I’m gng to take it slowπŸ˜‰ and should listen more to understand that 😁. Sure Steve, I’ll definitely play with it πŸ˜‚. Tou Aussi πŸ₯‚

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      • Keep going at it Simon, learn it well! Wow, that’s a high percentage,😲 I thought most everyone would know it,πŸ€” shows that I don’t know how much I don’t know about things I don’t know.😡 I think.🀯 Have a nice Saturday!πŸ˜β˜•πŸŒž

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      • Actually across the country 55% of.people could talk that language, here the problem is each state has their own language and the government wants to have a common language πŸ˜‚ how funny πŸ˜‚ for a state like I live in government should think about it πŸ˜‰ it will take another 100 years to spread that common language πŸ˜…

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      • Each state has their own language??😲 That must get confusing!😳 Maybe they should just pick one language and everyone learn that one language.πŸ€” Something like Australian, it’s close by.πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • You won’t believe, people refuse to give up their own language πŸ˜… Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marati, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kongani, Odia, Bhili, Nepali, Kashmiri, Ladaki, and few more other small languages and finally Hindi. Here major spoken language are considered to be English, then they think it’s Hindi 😜 they think πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It’s pretty hard to ask everyone to learn it πŸ˜‰ politics involved πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Wow,😳 that is a lot, but you do have a big country with a lot of people. Muffin says the whole world should learn to speak meow,😺 so much easier she says. I don’t know, I find it hard to learn, the same meow can mean so many different things.πŸ™„πŸ˜Ή I can see where it would be hard getting everyone to learn another language, most people would say “what’s the point”?πŸ€”πŸ™„ Have fun with it anyway Simon!😁😸

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      • Meow its such an easy language, why humans are so complicated muffin πŸ˜ΈπŸ€”πŸ˜³ And that’s why human is the most dangerous being on planet earth. The biggest virus for earth πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Human… and yet here we are still finding a cure for deadly virus πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Yep, humans always like to be so complicated,πŸ™„ very strange people.😳 Should be more like cats,😽 lots of intelligence then.😺 Not have so many problems.πŸ™€ Problems come, go have nap.😸 Things go wrong, go have nap.😸 Lonely, go have nap.😸 Easy solutions.😹😹

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      • I should learn that first 😸 having hard time sleeping πŸ˜… πŸ™„ That cough at night seems like a never ending story 🧐 medicine didn’t work much 😳 not sure why πŸ€”. Better I take a nap now 😁

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      • That’s not good to hear about your cough,😬 you have had that for a long time now.πŸ™„ Time to go back to your doctor and find out why it’s still there. Right?πŸ€”πŸ€¨ I knew you would agree!😁

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      • Yes, I think I have to go again, It’s getting worse, last night my throat were so sore of coughing to calm it down I had cold water just half a cup, luckily that worked and Ifell asleep 😍 but got actual cold and lost dry coughπŸ˜‚πŸ˜… Acute bronchitis I think and the symptoms matches perfectly. I had this kind of sickness when I use to smoke 9 years ago, I think it has come again. πŸ™„month end is driving us crazy Steve, not sure If i can go tmrw, but I must go soon, and I will ☺️

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      • Getting worse?😬 Glad to hear that you’re going tomorrow!🀨 Yes indeed, go tomorrow, that’s the best, you need to take care of your health or you won’t be able to work.😳 So tomorrow🀨 is a good time, before your month end really gets going. That’s good thinking, yes, go tomorrow. 🀨

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      • Yes , if I could sleep today, I wish that should happen. I need to sleep ☺️ it’s been 3 days with short sleep hours. Not today I think. Let’s see. and I’ll see doc tmrw eve moslty.

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      • Yes, it’s hard when you can’t sleep properly. It’s been 23 days for me now and it’s getting hard to even think anymore!😬πŸ€ͺ🀯

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      • 23 days πŸ™„πŸ§ oh my god.. haven’t you visited the doctor yet? appointment is on Monday right? or Tuesday? can you see the doctor early 😳 it’s too long u r taking those medications… get well soon ..πŸ€—

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      • The appointment is on Wednesday,πŸ™‚ no way to get it earlier, he’s only open one day a week.πŸ™„ I just hope he can take the tooth out this week. I’m getting worn out.😴😴

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      • Just go there early and wait until he takes that out.😳. Do you know where he lives πŸ€” maybe u could visit his home clinic ☺️ not sure if something like that exists πŸ™„ just wait 2 more days…πŸ‘πŸ€—

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      • Because of Covid we can only arrive 2 or 3 minutes ahead of our appointments,πŸ™„ unless we want to stand outside.😳 Soon it will be over.😁

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  2. I like old board games ! These mentioned are new to me…until Covid is over there will be no one to play them…there is a mega place for Covid vaccinations starting Mar.1 …for seniors 90 and over…in our town…β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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    • I don’t know when vaccinations will start here, but for the province the general public won’t start until at least the end of March for 85+.
      Yes, these old board games are interesting and fun!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒ™

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      • I agree, very interesting. πŸ˜€. That is too bad on the reduction in your collection. I believe you said earlier that you no longer have the Scrabble game. I still have my mother’s Scrabble game. I have not played it using that one since our last game with her three years ago 😞 but will, eventually.

        Yes, old games are so interesting! πŸ˜€

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      • Yes, it was my mother’s Scrabble game.πŸ˜• Maybe one day I can replace it,πŸ˜ƒ plus a few others, but it’s not easy to find old games around here.πŸ€”
        I can see it would be hard to use your mother’s game, but one day I’m sure you will.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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      • I now that was hard to lose that. πŸ˜•Yes, hopefully you will be able to replace it. They are hard to find. Here, we find them in the Goodwill stores.

        Thanks, I also kept all of our score cards. Will be able to play it in the future. πŸ˜€πŸŒž

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      • I used to find games there too, but ours no longer sells such things as games, dishes and some other things. Garage sales were another good source, but not now it seems.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ί

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