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.
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.
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