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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't Spill The Beans:

This is another game I had. For some reason my folks liked buying me multi-player games, even though I was an only child in the 70's. I think I got this around the same time I got Don't Break The Ice. Personally, I liked Don't Break The Ice alot better. Maybe it was a subliminal thing because as a kid I hated beans...

23 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

The graphics on these old games are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing. We played "Life" all the time!
Robin

Blast from the Past said...

Well - maybe your parents bought you those so you'd have to make friends...

We also played "Life" a lot, and also "Monopoly". However, one of the funnest games was "Pit" - the commodities trading game... license to yell in the house. :) We loved it!

joe said...

TG: I loved "Life", but unfortunately nobody else in the house did... but i played it with friends a few times.

BFTP: Haha maybe..
never played Pit, btw.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

We played a lot of yatzee and uno!
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joe said...

We didn't have Yahtzee. We had Kismet. We played some UNO as well, but that was pretty much the game the adults played while they drank. I come from a long, proud line of alcoholics..

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I had "Don't Break the Ice", I think that was easy enough to play on your own.

Brian B said...

I hated beans too but we played "Don't spill the beans" a lot and I chewed on the beans for some reason.

We also had "Cootie", "Ants in the pants" and "The straw that broke the camels back".

I Googled but couldn't find a single image of the camel game.
It was made by the same company that made beans and cootie.

A plastic camel stood up with two packs that hung on either side of his back. You took turns adding straws/sticks to the camels back. If your straw broke the camel in half and made him fall you lost.

Same idea as "Don't break the ice".

Anybody else remember this game?

joe said...

Jim: Never knew anyone who played that on their own.. not that there's anything wrong with that of course..

Brian: I'd forgotten all about Ants In The Pants. That was one of my all-time faves.

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I think Brian's profile picture is from an old Guinness Book of Records I used to have. I remember paging through it fairly often.

kimber p said...

I wasn't crazy about Dont Spill the Beans, I always wanted to play Uncle Wiggly..that was a blast, that old Skeeziks!!

Joe, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to welcome me back, that put a smile on my face :)

kimber p said...

and Cooties..omgosh!! I think my brother still has that game that we played as kids..that was so fun..and we used to have a Tiddly Winks game that used a clown face and of course he had a cup for his nose, I liked the game but hated the game board! CLOWNS are DEMONS. (just my personal opinion, of course!) lol

joe said...

Jim: It looks like a Guiness pic.

Kimber: I never got Cooties.
And I guess, apparantly, I never got over it, either....

Brian B said...

Profile picture.
It is Robert Wadlow, the worlds tallest man. I am tall so I put my head on the short guy.

I think I got the Guinness Book of World Records for Christmas my 8th grade year. It was my favorite book and I wanted to get in it.

I think it was so popular then because of the Happy Days episode where Fonzie tried to got in for jumping garbage cans.

I remember the guy catching quarters off his elbow. We hit pennies all over the house that week. Our parents loved it. Not!

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Brian - thanks for the update on the pic. Happy Days was a classic! I might have to go look for that book...

joe said...

I tried the happy days coin trick. i wasn't very successful at it... although my folks weren't so mad about the coins laying around, it was the Legos they'd step on with bare feet... I still laugh when i think about it.

Blast from the Past said...

Ah, yes... the Lego pieces. Mentioned that one in my book!

The folks were happy when we pulled out the Hot Wheels instead. No little pieces to step on, and we actually cared more about them and tended to clean up after ourselves when we were done playing with them.

joe said...

I used to leave those around also, and they'd step on them too and they'd scream just as loud...

Marco said...

Have to agree with you Joe. Legos and cars... The screams of pain were about the same. Especially those funny cars with the giant blower engines sticking out of the hoods. They were especially painful.

Of course that painful joy wasn't just limited to my parents... I fell victim to them every once in a while as well.

Although that still didn't encourage me to "clean up after myself"

joe said...

My folks would yell at me and I'd wonder what their problem was..

Freida Bee, MD said...

Don't Break the Ice was def better than DPTB. That newfangled 70's Reverse Psychology was so effective. Tell kids "Don't" do anything, they figured they'd want to do it.

I played it by myself, too, Jim.

Freida Bee, MD said...

DSTB

joe said...

Aw we knew what you meant ;^)
There's another game I'm thinking of, and it involved a baloon and marbles. You kept adding the marbles until the baloon broke, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it.

LaraAnn said...

I was kind of jealous that my cousin Mary had Don't Spill the Beans.

Kimber - My brother and I loved Uncle Wiggly.

Monopoly, Parcheesi and Double Trouble seemed to be the games that we played alot.

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