When I was younger I received a game as a birthday present. I believe I was 8 or 9 years old at the time. The game was called “Shopping Spree”. I didn’t realize at the time that in about 30 years I would’ve started a website called Shopping Wives.
I guess as Christmas draws nearer I begin to get more melancholy and think about things from years gone by.
Just for the heck of it I went to Amazon and typed in this game to see if they still had it. And to my surprise they did.
I can remember sitting at the kitchen table. Playing this with the family. That was the good old days.
I wonder how many children actually ask for board games now. Most want video games, computer games. Unless we do these family game nights and keep them alive then I am afraid Is really going to be a thing of the past.
I am not saying I believe video games are wrong.
What I am saying is my wish for all children today would be to able to experience a family game night. A game where we laugh and have a good time while waiting for the slow poke to take his or her turn. Or for someone to get back from the kitchen or bathroom.
I am guilty now of getting caught up in life and other things and not arranging these nights as I should.
John & I own several board games with the intentions of playing them. One year we went out and bought several fun games for a local childrens home. We hope they enjoyed them. I have not got to do that this year yet but I hope these games have brought as much joy to them as we hoped they would.
Like I said I am just being sentimental of days gone by tonight, but I do still have the love for a good old fashioned board game whenever I get the chance.
What is some of your favorite games?