Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you as well! The coffee is ready for you so please help yourself and sit down with us while we spend some relaxing time today. It is a beautiful day and a bit of a mixed day for weather. We had a dusting of light snow early this morning, then sunshine, followed by a shower of snow pellets and back to a vivid blue sky and sunshine once more. Now more clouds are showing up and we are supposed to get some showers this afternoon with a high temp of 41F (5C) so I should be able to get that ice off my deck today which would be very nice indeed. And it should be a nice day for another walk to the river this afternoon too. Feels just like spring, but no, it isn’t spring yet, but it gives a nice break and reminds us that spring is coming, sometime.
Now for some games:
The above game more commonly known as Snakes and Ladders was actually invented in India sometime back around the second century AD. It was first brought back to England back in the 1800’s and changed slightly and from there it was introduced to other countries. Milton Bradley introduced it to the United States about 1943 as Chutes and Ladders. That name was used here too as well as the name Ups and Downs. This particular game is from 1920 It became immensely popular especially for younger children. This game was often sold with other games, in this case Parcheesi which is an adaptation of a game from India called Pachisi, but there are differences. Parcheesi was invented in the U.S. during the 1850’s and first sold commercially around 1870 and it also became a very popular game for all ages. There have been other similar type games sold over the years as well.
Wink Tennis: This particular game I have is from 1956, apparently the year it first came out. Based on the old Tiddly winks game (or Tiddledy winks) but adapted as a table tennis game. The “wink” is attached by a string so it can’t be lost and you just flip it back and forth like table tennis. A game for 2 to 4 players and I can imagine it could get quite lively! It does work good and I would say it could be a lot of fun. Well, I hope you enjoyed another look at 3 more games and there are still more to come! Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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