Games in my parents' basement
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So I'm visiting my parents this week because its my dad's 80th birthday on Sunday. My mom asked me to take a look at the games she has stored away in a closet under the steps because she's running out of space. For me, I wondered what games from my childhood are stored away there. Maybe I'd even find something worth thousands of dollars (okay, maybe tens of dollars) down there. Well, it doesn't look like that happened, and here's what I found. When possible, I show the actual edition in the picture.
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1. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1095]
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This is actually a combo game of Backgammon and Acey Duecy. I don't remember Acey Duecy at all. I haven't played backgammon in a long time.
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2. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.58 Overall Rank:15431]
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This one isn't in great shape, and was played a lot!
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3. Board Game: Biblical Quiz: The Trivia Game [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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A game called Biblical Trivia, which was a knock-off of Trivial Pursuit. This was one my mom, ever happy to make sure we didn't forget we were Jewish, bought and "suggested" as an alternative to TP.
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4. Board Game: Challenge Bridge [Average Rating:5.70 Unranked]
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This was probably one I got so my folks would play bridge with me. I haven't played bridge in years, they still do.
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5. Board Game: Chinese Checkers [Average Rating:5.07 Overall Rank:15384]
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Another one I don't really remember playing, and there it is.
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6. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:7713]
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Colonel Mustard was always my favorite character.
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7. Board Game: Facts in Five [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3818]
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I really liked this game as a kid. I think the family may still play it from time to time.
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8. Board Game: Goren's Bridge for Two [Average Rating:4.06 Unranked]
 
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I would guess this was really my parents' game, not mine. Did I mention they like to play bridge?
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9. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15440]
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Another game I haven't played in ages. I think the last time I played it was an electronic version with my ex-wife back in about 2002.
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10. Board Game: Numble [Average Rating:5.10 Unranked]
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A numeric version of Scrabble. I barely remember it.
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11. Board Game: Pachisi [Average Rating:4.46 Overall Rank:15430]
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Wow...I actually found a picture of the edition I have on the last page of images. I don't remember playing this one at all.
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12. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14644]
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I think this is where my hatred of dice rolling fests started, even though I now have moved off that position.
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13. Board Game: RSVP [Average Rating:5.28 Overall Rank:13480]
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If I recall correctly, my sister used to kick my butt at this a lot. Of course, she's 3 1/2 years older than me, so back when we were playing, she knew more than me.
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14. Board Game: Scattergories [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:2119]
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By 1988 I was 27 and not living with my folks, so I suspect this was one they bought as a party game. And I'm being complete here, darn it!
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15. Board Game: Stay Alive [Average Rating:4.93 Overall Rank:15338]
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My brother and I used to play this one a LOT. I loved this game. Sometimes resetting the sliders was a pain, and it was still fun.
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16. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:2275]
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I don't think my dad ever played this with me. He's not big into boardgames (although I might try to get him to play Ticket to Ride tonight).
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17. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit [Average Rating:5.20 Overall Rank:15376]
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I used to be realy good at this. I was on a team where we competed in a bar competition and basically kicked butt. The people at the bar hated us, because we weren't regulars and only came there to play the game, win some cash and not drink a whole lot.
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