Do Not Pass Go [NOT 4/3/22]

Games of Yout and Fancy

One of the joys of friendship was playing board games with your friends… kind of.

Here is a list of games that caused grief for me in my yout’:

Sorry – no one was ever actually sorry and I lost. Uh, I’m sorry?

Monopoly – It seemed to be my destiny to land on Boardwalk with a hotel, nuff said.

Risk – Ukraine not weak. Dice cheats. Board flips. Tantrums thrown (not me for a change.) Hint: never play with older kids aka teenagers.

Carrier Strike – Did not grasp the notion of Combat Air Patrol (it was a more advanced Battleship) and someone (me) ended up crying over losing his aircraft carrier.

The Bermuda Triangle – Random chance my ass! I believe that storm (with its goddamned magnets) hated me.

Game of Life – Hmmmm… I usually did well at this. I would like to demand a refund.

What games did you play and not really miss?



  1. Monopoly was terrible. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a game of that in my life. It’s either endless, with nobody ever getting bankrupted / hopeless, with somebody obviously just waiting to ruin everyone / or else just totally random, waiting to see who is unlucky and lands on the hotel first.

    Trouble was a pretty dumb game, but the Popamatic was always fun, so even if you were in a hopeless spot it was fun to push it down.

    Any game with little fidgety bits like Mouse Trap and Operation were a pain. I remember Operation not sensing the tweezers right and either not going off when it was supposed to, or else going off at random. WHAT A RIPOFF, HASBRO!!!

  2. I can’t think of any I liked all that much. I liked cards better.   I started playing penny ante poker with my grandparents when I was 9 or 10.  My dad taught me cribbage when I was around the same age.  Rummy was good.

  3. My grandfather was usually the only one who would play board games with me. We played checkers, Monopoly, and card games – Grandma taught me contract bridge and Grandpa taught me blackjack and 5 card draw lol. My dad could occasionally be begged into playing Scrabble with me, and he taught me how to play chess.

    I also had Trouble, Girl Talk, The Babysitter’s Club, Clue, Life, and a bunch of others that my friends and I played occasionally.

  4. I am an only child so i didn’t play a lot of board or card games growing up, or if I did it was only a couple times a year at birthday parties so i was never sure how to play. I do know the classics like Monopoly and Sorry, but didn’t get a lot of experience on most.

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