Last night I got to do something I wish I could have done as a child. I was let loose in a shop with a gift card to buy whatever toys I wanted! So you know what I did? I went and bought the games I was always envious of my friends for having!
Actually my brother and I had Operation when we were kids along with a lot of other really cool games, but I always wanted Hungry Hippos and Mouse Trap! And now I do! I mean, and now the CrashKids have them *ahem*.
The Target Toy Sale started with a VIP shopping session on Wednesday night and when I first arrived I was overwhelmed by all the licensed branded toys. They really don’t do it for me. I’m also not a huge fan of plastic (yes I know the games I bought are plastic), but I mean things like massive plastic kitchens and cubby houses. I can’t tell you how I perked up when I found the games aisle. There were so many good games from my childhood that stand the test of time.
My favourites (which we didn’t have) were the aforementioned hippos and a game that I can’t for the life of me remember the name. I think is might have been called Splash and there was a bathtub of water at the top with a flamingo in it. You pulled the flamingo out and the water flowed down through the different obstacles. Am I going crazy? Does anyone know the game I mean?
The games that we did have as kids and loved were:
The Game of Life
Oh the fights, I mean the memories! The CrashKids aren’t really old enough for these games and we’re holding back Operation and Mouse Trap until Christmas. In the meantime we’ll have fun chomping marbles (or marshmallows as the kids have dubbed them) until they’ve all been lost.
One down, nineteen to go ;)
What were your favourite childhood board games?
PS If you’ve read this early enough today, I still have a $50 Target gift card to giveaway until midnight AEST on the 22nd. To enter head over to my FB page. Australian residents only sorry :)
Disclosure: I received Target gift cards for the purpose of experiencing the Target Toy Sale and wanted to share my story with you :)