Let’s Play!

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?



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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11 Responses to Let’s Play!

  1. Verna says:

    I love vintage games too! I have many memories of playing board games as a child with my parents and brother and sisters. It’s kind of sad that a lot of kids these days don’t play board games like we did when we were kids. I agree that you have to open every box and peek in every bag, you just never know what treasure may be hiding in there. Great finds!

  2. Jill says:

    We love to find old games, we’ve decorated our game room with some old game boards, that we bought just for that reason. We love to play games at our house!!

  3. Betsy says:

    Thank you for the trip down memory lane. I remember Password and the graphics on that box. The Lil Squirt game looks so familiar too. I remember something similar with a face and you used the magnet to draw on the man’s eyebrows, etc. The later versions just don’t do it….I love the old graphics.

  4. Pam says:

    Wowome of those games really bring back memories. Hmm, guess I’m dating myself! Pam

  5. Karen G says:

    I haven’t seen several of those games. Absolutely love those cards in the Who’s There game. Love those fish shaped cards as well. I too buy old vintage games.
    Karen G

  6. Paulette says:

    Game night at your house will certainly be a blast, a blast from the past. Such fun games! I purchased a Contact game several years ago and recently sold it on eBay. Such fun treasures you found.

  7. Deb H. says:

    I LOVE the Go Fish cards and the Donkey Party game — Truly great finds and will be so cute on a shelf to display. You are such a good shopper! 🙂

  8. I don’t remember a few of these games, but they look like a lot of fun. I really love the Go Fish cards!

  9. You really found some fun old vintage games here Tammy! A lot invoke fun childhood memories for me! Thanks for joining TTF and have a great day!

  10. Hi darling, thanks for the trip down memory lane most of these I remember 2 of them I’ve never heard of.. what fun you’ll have having these around.. hugs ~lynne~

  11. Linda says:

    Lots of great memories seeing your post. We played Go fish alot, and the donkey game,

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