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Childhood games

Posted August 11, 2009 7:54 a.m. EDT
Updated August 11, 2009 10:39 a.m. EDT

What were your favorite childhood games? Please include your very own inventive games. Sometimes they are more fun than the others. Kelcey Carlson's son Charlie has successfully turned a trash can into a train this summer!

I used to play major league baseball in my Morganton living room with a little ball of tin foil and a pencil from school. Wallop that ball over the cornet case in deep center and you had a grand slam. Also I created my own card games for baseball and football.

I loved playing wiffle ball in the backyard and tackle football in the empty lot across the street especially when it snowed. I loved romping through the woods with my friends and playing cowboys and sliding down hills on flattened appliance boxes.

Board games were big including Monopoly, Clue and Life. My favorite card games were Crazy Eights, Gin and Setback.

What were your favorite childhood games?