Coffee Time #61. Plus More Games.

Good morning everyone! It’s a beautiful, mild morning here today, presently cloudy but there is patches of blue sky starting to show up. Time to help yourself to some coffee and relax for awhile. Well, I thought my post would be out nice and early again today, but then I lost my internet connection, so I’m going to be a little late instead. The chickadees are busy singing their spring song again this morning. Blue jay numbers were back up to 5 instead of 2, plus the red-breasted nuthatches were here and at least one downy woodpecker. Not really much bird activity this morning, but it is nice so they don’t need to be in a hurry to get here. And as the weather gets warmer, there will be less bird activity at the feeders. Until our summer birds begin arriving anyway. Then the feeders will be very active for awhile. According to our spring forecast we could be in for a nice early spring this year. Which is what Muffin said too! So, are you ready for some more games? Good, I’m glad to hear it, especially since I’m going to share a couple more today.

More Games:

The Game of Sorry The game of Sorry was first published in the U.S. by Parker Brothers in 1934 and continues until today. There have been several changes in box styles and even game board upgrades over the years. The one I have is from 1958 and almost complete. I am missing one yellow pawn unfortunately. There are different cards to tell you what to do, how many spaces to move. You can even have to the choice to take the place of another player and sending them back to their starting position. Also if you land on a spot occupied by another player, that also sends them back to the beginning. It has been a very popular game right from the start.

The Game of Cootie The top picture is the original game that was produced in 1949. It was developed by a postman based on a wood bug lure he had carved for fishing. It was an instant success and was eventually being sold worldwide. The idea is simple, just build a ‘cootie’ by rolling a single die, each number corresponding to a number of a cootie body part. You have to start with getting the body and head first before getting any other body part. It’s meant for kids, but it’s a fun game for the whole family, and it’s not as easy as it looks.

The bottom version is from 1966 and is complete, my older game is missing the body and head for one cootie. The game of cootie was named by the Toy Industry Association as one of the 100 most memorable toys of the 20th century. Well, I hope you have enjoyed another look at games today. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

54 Comments on “Coffee Time #61. Plus More Games.

  1. Lovely games 😍 I’ve taken leave today, I feel this day like Sunday 😍πŸ₯° and more special with all the surprises….😁. Lovely games isn’t it? I think these games should be available in android, I think most of them are available, but not all of them. Have a lovely Tuesday 😍 am I first today πŸ€”πŸ₯³πŸ€—

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    • Yes indeed Simon, you are first today! Yes, likely can get the games that way, but not as fun, the actual games are the fun part where you are with people/family and can have great fun together. So how was your BIG day today/yesterday?πŸ˜πŸ€” Was it a great BIG day?πŸ˜πŸ€” I’m sure you enjoyed your BIG day today/yesterday.πŸ˜πŸ™„ How does it feel to be 32?πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ™„ Any other BIG news today/yesterday?πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ˜ƒ Tell me all about your BIG day, I’m waiting.πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯³πŸ₯³ You should be awake by now.πŸ€”πŸ™„ Are you working today?😁πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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  2. I had and have played both as a youngster! Cootie was my favorite! But I also just loved putting them together in different color combinations! What great stroll down my memory! Thanks Steve!!😁😊

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    • I only remember Sorry, never heard of Cootie until I found one at a garage sale a few years ago. But it might not have been sold much up here. Glad you enjoyed it!😁😸

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      • I can see that. I enjoy playing it now, have played it a lot with kids and we have a great time. I tried with Muffin but she keeps trying to run off with the pieces! And I can’t let her play with the smaller pieces, so I gave up on that idea. I tried playing by myself, but I always lose.πŸ˜¬πŸ™„πŸ˜’

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      • I thought I said that, didn’t I say that, what did I say I don’t know what I said but I thought I said that didn’t I say that? Oh well, in case I didn’t say that, yes, they had fun with it too!πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Ha! Yes!!! Wooo hooo!! You’re a good thinker!! It will be easy for you since your thinker is aΔΊl rested up from not thinking for two months!😁

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      • I tried that stunt already. Someone said, here try out my new bike. There I go, how do you stop this thing. The brakes he yelled. I thought he yelled no brakes. So I headed for the trees! Crash. My head. My bike! It’s bent he said. My head? No, the rim. It’s not too bad, just step in the middle and it will straighten out. He did. AAAAA, it’s worse now. Must have stepped to hard. What can I do he asks. Buy a new rim. But it’s a brand new bike. Not anymore I said.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ€£πŸ€£

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      • Hehehe… that will teach him! Next he won’t step so hard in the middle!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

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  3. I love playing sorry and it is a fun way to teach kids about how to be good winners and good losers. But I agree with Mr Ohh! who said the name should really be “Sorry, Not Sorry.” Cootie is fun with kids sometimes.

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  4. Steve, your copies of the games takes me back to my childhood. We often played Sorry and Cootie. They bring back good memories

    Glad it is warming up in your part of Ontario. I love to get more light but here in the Far North, it has been snow and more snow but not the severe cold.

    Enjoy your week! β˜ƒοΈπŸ¦œ

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    • I also played Sorry as a kid, but never heard of Cootie until I found a game at a garage sale a few years ago. I have played it with several kids and we all had a great time with it!
      Yes, it looks like an early spring might be coming our way. The last time that happened was 9 years ago! The snow level is melting fast with warm temps and strong winds. I measured today in places where it was 16 to 23 inches deep and today it was 8 to 14 inches deep! Going fast. But March is a month that can also give us some big snowstorms. Hope the snow stops up your way and warmer weather moves in.

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  5. Good morning Steve! Thank you for sharing more games. 😁 We played Sorry countless times growing up. Love that game! Hope you feel better. πŸ™ Enjoy your day! 😁🌞

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