Wednesday, September 03, 2008

VTT: Games

Welcome to my Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by Lisa the Apron Queen! Each week participants post pictures and information about vintage items they own or enjoy: china, linen, appliances, clothing, whatever floats your boat! This week I have some games to share with you.

Trouble is a well-known board game that is still in production and most kids will play in their lifetime. The Popomatic Dice Bubble is the genius behind the game and one reason it has become a classic. Encased in its bubble, the die never goes flying, rolls off the table, or gets lost. The game is the same, even if the packaging has changed over the years.Password was a game show that ran on television from 1961 to 1975. Host Allen Ludden welcomed 2 teams each week, consisting of a celebrity and a contestant. The pairs had to guess a word, with one team member giving 1-word clues and the other guessing. Like most TV game shows, Password marketed a home-version, as the industry liked to call the board game version. This was a great game for even just 2 people. We actually used to play it in the car on long trips. The best part was the plastic sleeve for holding the strip with the word on it! It had one of those red windows so only the person with the sleeve could see the words! My final game is Pick Up Sticks! A simple game that challenges dexterity, the sticks were also used by many as weapons! Mine are made of wood and stored in a cardboard tube container with a tin slip-in lid.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my vintage games. I hope they took you back to your childhood for a few minutes! Be sure to stop in at Confessions of an Apron Queen to visit the other participants and see what they have up for your viewing enjoyment this week!

30 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

Oh I remember all of these games,
he he I am the first to post here!!!
You are right I am going to do a
Bakelite test on the box. I always
get up my post earlier in the day,
I don't want to wait until the last
minute, it stresses me too much....
:)

Stephanie said...

Fun!! I haven't played these games in a long time! Password, that was a great game show, they play reruns of it on the game show network. Thanks for sharing!

ellen b said...

Ha! Memories. I played all those games...
fun times. Have a great week...

Amy said...

aah I remember all those games, especially pick up sticks and trouble which we still have today - my children love it!

Carrie said...

Oh, this makes me really nostalgic for times past when my brothers and sisters and I played these type of games...

Jennifer said...

Those are so much fun. I love vintage games. I have a couple boxes to children's games that I would love to frame for my kids' room.

Grandma J said...

Pick up stix is one of my all time favorite pastime games. I remember the wooden ones, then they had the plastic ones.
Thanks for the memories.

Patty said...

Hey, E, you're first this week! Are all these games yours? I loved that pushing that bubble thing with the dice. We didn't have that game at home but we played in school. When I was in 6th grade, we were in a program where we switched classes for English and math, and we had two teachers who made us do actual schoolwork and one who let us play board games and listen to 45's. We also played Clue, Sorry and Masterpiece. I loved playing Password. Now that you've reminded me, I remember the red plastic window!

Coloradolady said...

I had all of these games. I loved Trouble. I just love all the vintage toy post. They really bring back a lot of memories.

eileen said...

Oh my goodness! I never thought of my vintage games.. thanks for the idea. I love your game of Trouble. We had it too, and when it first came out I remember my mother thinking that pop-up dice was the best thing! But now I don't remember if our game is still around here. Thank you so much for bringing back the fun memory.

marybt said...

What a neat collection! I used to play pick up sticks with my Grandma Bonnie a lot. She's been gone now for 21 years, but I remember that. (And playing Memory, which she always let me win, bless her heart.)

Threeundertwo said...

Your blog is so pretty! I need to overhaul mine.

I can hear that pop-o-matic sound in my head! I used to love that game!

Cristin said...

I loved Trouble!! That Popomatic was the coolest!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lidian said...

What a great game collection!

Philly said...

OMG I love the game trouble !!!

#1

angie said...

One of my blogger pals also does Vintage Thingy Thursdays.....yet, she visits you too. I really enjoyed your entry on games. As a game o'holic, I loved reading about yours.

splummer said...

I loved Pick Up Sticks when I was little. Me and my sisters played for hours. Thanks for the memories!!!

Sherrie

Her Shabbiness said...

Oh I loved Pick Up Sticks! I totally forgot about that game until seeing it on your post. How much fun my brother and I had as kids playing that.

Diane said...

Oh the memories! And that pop-o-matic with the click-CLICK noise... fun!! Thanks for sharing.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Those games bring back wonderful memories of long winter evening and my kids getting into game marathons! I also remember happily playing pick-up-sticks with my patient and dear grandmother!
Our family still enjoys playing password and have passed it on to my grandkids!
Enjoyed your post!
Blessings to you1
Claudia O.

Vintage Mommy said...

What a great collection! It makes me wish I was a little more careful with all of my games growing up.

leezee52 said...

Thanks so much for visiting me on my special day…I could hardly sleep last night I was so excited!

Lee :)

Shelia said...

Hi Elizabeth! I used to love the Pick Up Sticks!! Wasn't it a simpler time back then for children's toys!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Thanks for the memories and great to meet a fellow SITSta

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I remember those games. My favorites though were always pick-up sticks and jacks. You always find the most interesting things to post about. Good going! xxoo

Fifi Flowers said...

Those are some VINTAGE games alright! Fun collection! Password... wow... I remember the TV game show when I was a little kid... memories!

Smilingsal said...

I've enjoyed playing these games with family and friends.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love trouble! My family would say that was an understatement. :)

Grandma Faith said...

Good idea for a blog. I am feeling inspired to join in.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Wow those bring back memories!