Reviewing The Joys of Childhood Games - Conkers, Leapfrog, Tiddlywinks And Many More!

Written by Jan Rosser in Memories on 12 Oct 2019 | Views: 212

Reviewing The Joys of Childhood Games - Conkers, Leapfrog, Tiddlywinks And Many More!

I keep thinking about my childhood games and wonder how many of the below ones still being played?

Judging by the games on sale online and in the shops, YES is the resounding cry! Sales of board games are enjoying a revival. See here.

I am going to attempt to name a childhood game for (almost) each letter of the alphabet.

  • Arm wrestling
  • Blind mans bluff
  • Conkers
  • Dodgeball
  • Follow my leader
  • Ghost in the graveyard
  • Hide n seek
  • I spy
  • Jumpsies( French skipping)
  • Kickball
  • Leapfrog
  • Musical chairs
  • Noughts and crosses
  • Old Maid card game
  • Pick up sticks
  • Quoits
  • Rock, paper, scissors
  • Solitaire
  • Tiddlywinks
  • Yo Yo
  • Zooloreto Board game

So I have managed to name twenty two out of twenty six. Can you help me out with the remaining letters(U,V,W,X)?

Do you know how to play each game I have listed?

Why not take a look at these links to Ghost in the GraveyardJumpsiesPick up Sticks and marvel at the robot winning Rock, paper, scissors in this video.

So in this age of electronic games and fear of possible power cuts, lets keep these outdoor games and the indoor ones on board, (pardon the pun!) that have been going for fifty plus years!  What a great way to spend shorter days and longer evenings resurrecting these outdoor and indoor games.

Perhaps you already do play some of them with your relations and grandchildren?

Would you like to let us know about your games from childhood? 

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