I am drawn to vintage games. With this attraction to older games you might think I am a great game-player and fond of playing board games. Not so. Go figure.
Bingo is a favorite of many. I know these fun cards are also a favorite of crafters and have been up-cycled by some very creative people.
I loved the TV show Password and so this board game called to me. I also remembered that my husband’s family spent many hours playing this game during his childhood and thought he would enjoy this blast from the past. Both of these games were found at the same sale.
Recently I had the pure pleasure of attending a local estate sale that stretched over two days’ time. The first day was very busy and filled with shoppers which made it harder to “dig” through stacks and boxes to find treasures. The second day was much easier for treasure hunting.
The graphics on this Lil Squirt magnetic game attracted me. My husband was delighted to see this find as he fondly remembered many hours of playing Lil Squirt. Once I locate a magnet we will be trying out this Lil Squirt game.
Always look inside boxes as you never know what you might find. Inside this unassuming candy box
were some dominoes.
The box on this game was pretty beat up, but I decided to go for it anyway as it looked like the pieces were all there.
I don’t remember this game, but my husband says he remembers playing it when he was younger.
Who’s There? The Milkman? The News Boy? The Policeman? Maybe it’s The Mail Man?
I have played Go Fish many times in my life, but never with giant sized fish shaped cards as found in this vintage game.
I had never heard of this game either.
It was in a sealed plastic bag so I was pretty confident that most of the pieces would be present.
Did any of you play Contack growing up?
I also found a pristine Donkey Party set, complete with directions for playing two additional games beyond pinning the tail on the donkey.
This was always a huge birthday party favorite. All 24 tails are intact in this set so I’m guessing this one was never part of a child’s birthday celebration.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at these vintage games and their interesting graphics. Maybe you remember one or two from your childhood with fond memories.
I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?