We still have a few of the old boardgames from when I was a kid here. Lessee, we had Scrabble and Monopoly (we used to play the latter a lot at Christmas with the rest of the family), Kerplunk (where you had to pull sticks out of a ball full of marbles) a buildable marble run, Wiggly Worms, Crocodile Dentist, Mouse Trap, Save Me Bacon, Rattle Me Bones (a bit like Buckaroo but with a skeleton pirate instead of a mule)... We also had this one called Splat or something, where you made little bugs out of playdough and if you landed on the wrong square someone got a plastic hand out and squashed your bug And we had another one where the board had a tower in the middle of it and you had to conquer the tower, but the other player could use a barrel on a chain attached to it to knock all your guys off the board.
Video games.. The first one I remember us having was an Amstrad, and we also had a Commodore 64 and a couple of Amigas at one point, as well as a bunch of those handheld game things. Aside from this I grew up playing SNES and Master System/Megadrive games. We don't have any of the old computers now but we kept all the consoles
I've always enjoyed the Alex Kidd games, and still have them all in my attic. I played them nonstop when I was a youngling. Alex Kidd in Shinobi World was my most favorite I just wished that he got alot more reputation that he should've gotten I'd love to see Sega bring him back.
Paper Boy. Ghost 'n goblins, Sonic the Hedgehog II. Donkey Kong, Pac-man. Number munchers. Math blaster. Super solvers. Some Carmen SanDiego or other by Broderbund. <- for videogames. I didn't have galaga but used to play it almost every chance I could get at the arcade. That and to a lesser extent moon patrol. As far as boardgames, I had Don't Break The Ice and Cooties too but Bill Ding is one I'm not familiar with. I'll have to look it up. I think I had Guess Who and candyland too but what I used to really get into was battleship. I never exactly had my own gameboard though but I'd play it at school on rainy days and at the rec center or other people's houses who did have the board.
The only really rememberable thing that comes to mind was legos. I really loved to build different mechanics and stuff. I even made toy guns and those little cars which you can pull back and they would go off once you let them go (by using a rubber band thing). It was fun.
I had a Space 1999 ship that glowed orange in the dark -- well, stripes on it did. I also had a set of soldiers on a Moon Base from Sears, which entertained me for ages. I was an aspiring magician from early childhood, so I often bought magic tricks from Adams & Adams, as well as some the "TV Magic" kits. And I added to that a ventriloquist dummy. On a more traditional note, I had a good old-fashioned Jacob's Ladder. Simple, but it kept me entertained me for hours at a time.
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots (could never play that without getting into an actual fight with my brother) Battlestar Galactica board game (1878) Lazer Tag (..could never play that without getting into an actual fight with my cousins) Rubic's Cube and an electronic version that lit up and beeped incredibly loud.
It was so much fun. In the final week of preschool before the summer holidays we would just play games, watch videos and generally do fun stuff in the classroom. Someone would bring this game to school and we'd play it all the time, it was by far one of the most popular activities.
Then we got older, and we outgrew Louie.
And then we became adults and turned it into a drinking game! It's the circle of life
Some board game about making pizza, Parcheesi & Uno.
Video games, here are some of the older ones I had
Super Adventure Island (SNES) Skull Jagger (SNES) Mortal Kombat (SNES) Earthworm Jim (SNES) Aero the Acrobat (SNES) Crash Bandicoot (PS1) Crash Bandicoot 3 (PS1) Crash Bash (PS1) Spyro Year of the Dragon (PS1 and my favourite! ) Mario Kart Super Circuit (GBA) Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA) Freaky Flyers (PS2) Beyond Good and Evil (PS2)
Also I had a PS1 game which was a racing game, you can race in bike, skateboard or luge and in places like San Francisco, Venice and South America, if anyone can refresh me on the name, that'd be great
Naw, but I didn't seriously lose friendships over that game. But if you were losing it ended up being a very slow and frustrating grind into bankruptcy. I already didn't like losing, but Monopoly took it to a whole new level
-sonic -toy story -dizzy the egg -some random game where I think you are a squirrel -TinTin -Jurassic park
-moon child -Sin -monkey island 3 -the sims -beyond good and evil 2 -toy story 2 -an array of arcade games (one of my first Pc's over 14 years ago) -pandemonium 2 -tomb raider 1 through Underworld -LBA 2 (little big adventures) -GTA 1, 2 and 3 -Bioshock 1 and 2 -Dragon age 1 and 2
-Jet set radio and jet grind radio (One turned out to be Japanese and ended up having to get the English version) -Sonic (the one with shadow and the emeralds etc..) -sonic shuffle -Ecco the Dolphin -Ray-man 2 -the grinch
-bugs bunny and taz time busters -FFIX -MGS -Tenchu -102 Dalmations -a bugs life -worms -bomber man -crash bandicoot
-MGS2 -MGS3 -Tenchu 2 -FFX -God of war -eye toy -the getaway 1 and 2 -shadow of Rome -the warriors - GTA vice city and San Andreas -hitman contracts -the Italian job -Soul Reaver -max payne -mercenaries