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Scott Siedschlag
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Although I am sure this post has been done before, what is the first board game you remember playing?
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The first actual game I remember playing was Snoopy and the Red Baron My older brother and I played this when we would go to my grandmothers on the holidays. As a kid I loved it!! She also had Dark Shadows and a Scooby Doo game that we played. What I wouldn't give to have a copy of them all today just for the nostalgic value!!
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We had a veritable, virile, outright ORGY of "games" to choose from the usual fare for kids Conflict, whilst the more older we did get, then the more sophisticated these became . I even recall purchasing these as a child from some 2nd Hand or "Thrift Store" to obtain the likes of:
Cargoes............................................Assembly Line
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Chutes and Ladders. My brother and I had a giant set that was played on a large plastic mat.

Other games I remember owning when I was young include Monopoly, The Ginger Meggs Paper Chase Game, Digit, Pictionary and The Family Ties Game.
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Dogfight!
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Monopoly, unfortunately. It took me 30 years to try board games again.
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I was two days old and played with my dad. It was a drinking game.
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The first board games that I remember playing were:

The Little Engine That Could
Uncle Wiggily
Candy Land

Then, when I was a little older, I remember my dad introducing me to my first "adult" games:

Waterworks
Mille Bornes
Chess

Wow, what memories!! I wonder if my parents still have Uncle Wiggily up in their attic. Now that you've made me think of it, I'd love to see that one again.
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Waddington's Formula One. I must have played games like Snakes and Ladders or Monopoly before that, however it was the first game that inspired me with a sense of tactical possibilities, and I remember it with fondness.
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I'm sure I played games earlier then this, but this was the first game that made an impression on me. I remember we lost power and the family spent the night playing this to pass the time.
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I learned to count with playing cards, but my first board game was Candy Land.
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I don't remember which of the following I played first, so:
Checkers
Chinese Checkers
Pachisi

Then there was a haunted house game where you dropped a marble or steel ball down a chute in the chimney, and it randomly came out different places and did different things.


Other games of my youth, which I can only assume came later because they're more complex, included:
Chess
Monopoly
and from the American Heritage series:
Dogfight
Broadside
Battle-Cry
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The first game i rememeber is Alex Randolph´s Snail's Pace Race.
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Perhaps Chinese Chess with my dad?

Octavian wrote:
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Ironically enough, I've noticed more threads in General Gaming that should've been in BGG General. wow
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First game I remember playing is Escape from Colditz. I'm tempted to pick up a copy for nostalgic reasons.
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Hmm, one of these...

a little travel edition of Chutes and Ladders with magnetic bits
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Don't Break the Ice

Monopoly was later on, but it got me hooked to games rather than push me away.
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Wicket The Ewok
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Clue! I have loved it since!
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We had a Halma board with a missing piece for the green guys. Since my father somehow loves Halma, I got to be the green guys a lot. My mother is more of a Pachisi person, being mean and all, so we played that a lot too.
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Tic-Tac-Toe yet.

I remember playing it in the house we lived in until I was four and a half.
We had a magnetic set, even.
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I remember Ghost Castle from when I was a kid, otherwise known as Which Witch?

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Cap the Hat (which I was surprised to find here on the geek).
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cobame wrote:
Monopoly, unfortunately. It took me 30 years to try board games again.

Is that because you played with house rules, and therefore it took 30 years to finish your first game of Monopoly?
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I played it with me mum and da. Now I play it with my son. Maybe someday he will play it with his children.


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