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Favorite board games

Posted February 13, 2009

What was your favorite board game as a child? Please share your thoughts on this. I loved Life. That was Elizabeth Gardner’s favorite board game as well even though we both ended up in the poor house a few times along the way.

Kelcey Carlson’s favorite board game growing up was Clue. That seems to fit her personality. Kelcey is a great investigative reporter.

Some other newsroom favorites are Risk, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and Candyland.

By the way, we have winners in the basketball contest. Will the following bloggers please email me their address at so I can send you a CD: fishnett for the Carolina score, gingerush and philliard for the State score and khoggard for the ritual.

If you want a specific CD from me just let me know. Congratulations!


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  • CTR Feb 17, 2009

    Stratigo was my favorite

  • headlong Feb 16, 2009

    OMG and Trouble or Aggravation *LOL* Yahtzee...

  • headlong Feb 16, 2009

    We play a lot of games as a Family and with Friends...anything from cards to board games even the Wii. And such a wide selection...Candyland, HiOh Cherry-O, Scrabble, Battleship, Air Hockey, Pool, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, and the list continues. The latest games we have been playing a lot of is Phase 10(cards) and Sequence which a Friend gave us for Christmas and a lot of fun!!!

  • momnay Feb 16, 2009

    Chutes and Ladders was my favorite, but I have precious memories of playing Sorry with my Grandfather - I can still hear him saying "Sorry Charlie" with a huge grin as he sent you home!

  • lseltmann Feb 13, 2009

    Pay Day,Chutes and Ladders,Clue and Checkers were my favorites.

  • jdlewis76 Feb 13, 2009

    Clue will always be my favorite, but I've got to go along with areeves. I love a lot of the German-style games, and all the ones he (she?) mentioned are great. Mystery of the Abbey is a German-style game that I've heard described as "Clue on Steroids." Bill, I'll bet you would enjoy these kinds of games.

  • For-Better-Or-Worse Feb 13, 2009

    Good Ole Checkers and the triangle peg game like the one on the tables at Cr*cker Barrel.

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  • thinknc Feb 13, 2009

    I had some unusual games--a Peter Pan board game and a Funky Phantom game I liked a lot, but probably spent more total hours playing Monopoly (now it's Lord of the Rings Monopoly with my kids).

  • ncwarrior Feb 13, 2009

    Everyone is bringing back such good memories of childhood. I loved Life and Hi-Ho Cherry-O. I was also pretty adept at Operation but my medical career ended there.




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