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Old 10-24-2009, 07:44 PM   #21
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Bring back round kitchen tables, larger families, stay-at-home wives and card games and the world will be one. Oh yeah, we might need to dynamite the 'burbs too.

Sounds good to me if I can be the husband.

The favored game of my spouse and I was cribbage. My FIL and spouse said it was played all the time on the boats (they worked in shipping taconite on the Great Lakes). I love the game but none of my friends know how to play it. 15-2, 15-4, a run for 8, and nobs for nine.


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Old 10-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #22
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...Every family had a big round dining table where they and friends and extended family played cards and drank beer....
Sounds great if I can be one of the beer-drinking kids.

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Old 10-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #23
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Canasta, hearts, gin rummy, war, go fish, crazy 8s, pitch...and of course poker only allowed when I was "older". We used Monopoly money to wager bets.
My mom taught us all of these card games and made sure we had plenty of board games on hand. My personal faves were Monopoly, Scrabble, Game of the States, Chinese Checkers, Chess, Checkers, and Backgammon.
I spent most of my young life being mentally challenged by these type of activities.
Strategy, planning, memorization, using play money to buy real estate and charge rent and gamble, interplayer competition, and the luck of the dice roll.
It all makes sense now.

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