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Old 04-02-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Games people don't play......

At least they don't play them much anymore.

Growing up my family played dominoes, spades, or 5 card stud all the time at deer camp. We also played a board game called backgammon. I don't know anyone who plays backgammon anymore. I don't even remember how to play. Does anyone still play backgammon? What are other board or card games you played in the past that you don't now?
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:06 PM   #2
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Our Family broke out the dominoes this weekend and played Chicken Feet and Train. We do this once or twice per year. I am now wondering why we do not play dominoe games more often. Plenty of fun.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:07 PM   #3
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Backgammon was a great game!!!!
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
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Yard darts!!!
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:12 PM   #7
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my family use to play a card game called "Mille Bornes"

had not even thought of it for probably 20yrs until just a couple weeks ago.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:12 PM   #8
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I was talking to a guy at work earlier talking about playing 42. We used to play all the time at family gathering and deer camp, not so much anymore.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:13 PM   #9
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Board games to tend to come and go in popularity. I remember back in the 80's a lot of the trendy bars in Dallas had numerous backgammon boards set up for people to play.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:14 PM   #10
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We play chicken foot about once a month.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:17 PM   #11
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I still play some backgammon. Cribbage is another one.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:19 PM   #12
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I hate Monopoly... my wife says "but you always win" to which I say... "I hate monopoly!!!"

Board games take up way too much space and are not versatile enough. I like cards because there are a lot of games you can play with a deck of cards.

dominos are fun, but never really got into that much. played some in college. Didn't play scrabble until more recently actually... our family was more of a Boggle family... loved that game. That was a fun game.

We played Yahtzee too... I have a hand held electric Yahtzee game that I'll play in the blind on some days to pass the time. Having a mute button was a deal sealer so I wouldn't have to open it and remove the mini speaker.

never played Batgammon... but did play chess and checkers, etc.

Hungry hungry hippo... now that was some fun stuff righ there!
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:23 PM   #13
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Don't play " House" near enough any more!!!

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Old 04-02-2018, 04:30 PM   #14
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The game of battlefield strategy! Haven't seen this game in a long time, but it sure was a good one.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:36 PM   #15
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Wife's family loves playing a board game called Wahoo. I hate it.
They also like a dice game called Farkle, which is pretty cool.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:36 PM   #16
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We play Rummykub pretty often with my wife and inlaws.
I just introduced them to a card game called Cadillac


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Old 04-02-2018, 04:38 PM   #17
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:42 PM   #18
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Wife's family loves playing a board game called Wahoo. I hate it.
They also like a dice game called Farkle, which is pretty cool.
My pawpaw use to build wahoo board games. I played that one as a kid.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:43 PM   #19
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To this day we still get down to trumps, poker, dominoes, gin, etc something i hope to pass on to my kids! Nothing like be 6-7 yo watching full grown men smack talking slamming spades and dominoes.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:44 PM   #20
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I was talking to a guy at work earlier talking about playing 42. We used to play all the time at family gathering and deer camp, not so much anymore.
It's hard to find folks that know how to play 42 or Moon. My wife and I both grew up playing with our family.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:47 PM   #21
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We play straight, 42, 84, or moon every week. We play an old card game called tarocks just about every Sunday as well.

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Old 04-02-2018, 04:49 PM   #22
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This makes me want to break out the Wahoo board and tick off Jennie and the kids by beating them into submission.

Maybe calling my Mom and Dad over to play some Spades. My Dad is a great Spades partner in that he talks more crap than a Japanese television just to get under my Mom's skin.

My earliest memories are of sitting around the house watching my Mom and Dad and my Aunt and Uncle playing 42, Spades, Hearts, etc. I fell asleep on the couch many nights to the sounds of bones shuffling. I miss those simple times.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:50 PM   #23
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Taught my son to play Yahtzee, little **** averages a Yahtzee/game and whips us more than not. But I stroll say I’m winning because it makes him practice his math facts and he doesent even realize it. We still play Skip Bo and Uno, but he does not like getting beat

My parents taught him to play dominoes over spring break. I still dont know how to play 42.

We used to play Liverpool Rummy, but it had been a long time, doubt I could remeber how to play.

This thread has inspired me to try to do a family game night on Friday. Miss family interaction across a game table.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:51 PM   #24
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Love playing moon, haven't really figured out 42 yet..
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:58 PM   #25
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We always enjoyed games as a family. Catan is a favorite but, now that my wife and I are empty nesters it's harder to find games that play well with two people. Lately we are playing a card game called Chrononauts. Probably not most folks cup o' tea around here.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:59 PM   #26
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My wife and I play backgammon still. A few times a month. Used to play cribbage, but not anymore


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Old 04-02-2018, 05:02 PM   #27
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We played kick the can couldn't afford cards ballentine beer cans
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:02 PM   #28
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Taught a few engineer how to play backgammon during our freshman year. By year’s end we had played over 1000 games.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:04 PM   #29
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Hunted near La Gloria, Tx. Camper was broken into and they stole my tennis shoes and my parents ivory dominoes. They also took all the can goods so that tells you who did it. Taking the dominoes really ticked me off.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:05 PM   #30
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:05 PM   #31
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Yard darts!!!
The original set not the new one.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:06 PM   #32
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I remember being able to catch a domino game in action just about anytime I walked into the feed store or barber shop. I guess the dominos kinda faded away with those common parts of Americana, man that was a long time ago.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:09 PM   #33
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We played kick the can couldn't afford cards ballentine beer cans
Kick the can was great back in the day. I wonder if any kids still play it. The family used to play canasta at holidays but I have no idea now how it is played
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:11 PM   #34
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The original set not the new one.
As kids, we never really knew the Yard Dart rules, so we made it more like Dodgeball. Throw a yard dart in the air and the last person to move wins.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:12 PM   #35
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We play chicken foot about once a month.
For the longest time when someone mentioned playing dominoes I only thought of chicken foot - thought that was the only thing dominoes was good for lol

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Big Chief....maybe I’ll talk to the wife about that when she gets home...
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:15 PM   #37
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To this day we still get down to trumps, poker, dominoes, gin, etc something i hope to pass on to my kids! Nothing like be 6-7 yo watching full grown men smack talking slamming spades and dominoes.


The smack talk is the real game, spades or bones is just the vehicle to get you there!


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Old 04-02-2018, 05:21 PM   #38
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We do board games here a couple times a week. Clue is the current board of choice here. I miss playing any kind of board game actually but the one not-quite-board game that I miss the most is D&D. Thousands of hours tied up in that little mental endeavor.
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Kick the can was great! Our whole neighborhood would play it.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:51 PM   #40
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:52 PM   #41
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We play Rummykub pretty often with my wife and inlaws.
I just introduced them to a card game called Cadillac
Wife and her girlfriends play rummykube 4-5 night thatís per week
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I hated board games as a kid. Generally speaking, I still don't care for them. I usually lose interest within the first 10-15 minutes. One game I have found that I enjoy is Rummikub. It moves quick enough and is pretty challenging with a bit of luck in loved too.
I was way too active as a kid to enjoy board games.
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All you GOF's move to Goldthwaite. We have a domino house with 5 to 10 cars there all day! Moon, 42, are domino's is your choice.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:39 PM   #46
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Strip poker.

At least the crowded casino I was in at the time let me know in no uncertain terms that it was frowned upon in that particular establishment.

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Old 04-02-2018, 06:45 PM   #47
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As kids, we never really knew the Yard Dart rules, so we made it more like Dodgeball. Throw a yard dart in the air and the last person to move wins.
We liked to play with me on one side of the house and my brother on the other side throwing darts over the house at the same time.

For board games we played Tripoli.

Later in college and with my wife's family played 42
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:59 PM   #48
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We used to play Hearts and a gambling game called 2 Card Balls! Now (family) has a lot of fun playing L R C.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:03 PM   #49
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We used to play Hearts and a gambling game called 2 Card Balls! Now (family) has a lot of fun playing L R C.
We play Left, Right, Center on our pheasant hunt every year. Everyone puts in three $1 bills to start and we gather around a pool table to throw the dice and play until all the money is in the Center except for the one person left with any bills. That person gets the pot. You've never seen such a rowdy bunch worried about winning $60.
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At family gatherings we play a lot of washers, gin and dominoes.
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