365 Everyday Games and Pastimes

365 Everyday Games and Pastimes

365 Everday Games and Pastimes is published by Square Peg and retails at £14.99

365 Everyday Games and Pastimes

My thoughts:

Oh, I think this book is truly BRILLIANT we will never be bored again.

It is chock full of games and ideas for all occasions. Somewhere along the way we have forgotten a lot about playing and the Wii the compuer and the DS have stepped in. This book brings a hefty dose of reminiscing about the sheer joy of playtime. It’s great. It has party games, word games, memory games card and dice games.  Games for parties, for in the car, for a rainy day …. for everything!It is also great to just dip in to and find inspiration.

I remember playing Cheat in the 6 th form at school but I couldn’t remember how…I remember playing Sevens with a tennis ball up by Grandads shed hour after hour  and I remember Whats the Time Mr Wolf? played endlessly in the playground at school but again i had forgotten quite how. This book bought it all back..

This book is nostaglgic, useful and full of history and tradition and I guarantee it will becomne well used and well loved. What a top family Christmas gift it would make too.


I have been given a copy of this super book to give to one of you.

Just tell me your favourite childhood game?

Competition ends Friday 12th Nov 2010. Uk and ireland entrants only pls. 1 entry per person.




  1. November 5, 2010 / 10:42 am

    I’m scared to think what ‘family time’ will be like in the future – don’t fancy playing family wii games really. at all. perhaps a little SNES here and there but definitely more board games – love Cluedo, monopoly and SCRABBLE!

    However, those times when you just want to play something with pen and paper at school or at a sleepover (or even at Uni) the best game has to be Consequences. Results in hilarious stories about people you may or may not know and strange but possible storylines. The picture version is also a fave (draw head, fold, pass-on, body, fold pass-on legs then feet and occasionally with their pet). Love it.

  2. November 5, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    Oooh my favourite game as a child was probably operation or buckaroo, those are the two that i remember most anyway 🙂

  3. Julie Johnson
    November 5, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    Hide and Seek, with my dad, he could hide anywhere

  4. clare seal
    November 5, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    I loved playing Hopscotch

  5. helen
    November 5, 2010 / 2:43 pm

    I love Monopoly although no-one seems to want to play the game anymore as it seems to go on forever

  6. Kathryn Casbolt
    November 5, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    I loved hopscotch. The brilliant thing is that it cost nothing, just neededa piece of chalk and a stone.

  7. Louise Strachan
    November 5, 2010 / 3:04 pm

    My favourite was Mousetrap. Took forever to set up and keep the trap from falling down but loved it none the less – happy days! x

  8. iain maciver
    November 5, 2010 / 6:28 pm

    monopoly my favourite

  9. Laura Pritchard
    November 5, 2010 / 6:29 pm

    Screwball Scramble – loved it!

  10. Verlie Campbell
    November 5, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    The game I loved as a child was “Elastic” . For those not in the know this involved getting some elastic (the type you have threaded through waist of skirt etc !) Then you tied a knot in it and then 2 of us stood about 4 ft apart with it around are ankles and then the 3rd would do a set sequence starting at the ankle level and if you were really good getting up to waist level !!! God reading this back sounds weird but it was BRILL !! Honest !

  11. denise cross
    November 5, 2010 / 7:52 pm

    I used to love elastics and hopstotch – though was trying to remember some elastics games for my daughter during the summer and could hardly think of any

  12. emma cella
    November 5, 2010 / 9:05 pm

    Hide and Seek

  13. Nancy Bradford
    November 5, 2010 / 9:37 pm

    Monopoly. But it just doesn’t seem the same as an adult.

  14. claire woods
    November 5, 2010 / 9:39 pm


  15. Bernadette Blundell
    November 5, 2010 / 10:39 pm

    ooh had to be kissycat either that or skipping theres was millions of games to play with skipping ropes 🙂

  16. Martina
    November 6, 2010 / 10:43 am

    hide and seek – I always hid under the bed, collecting all the dust…

  17. Emma Clarke
    November 6, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    As a child I used to love MOUSETRAP. Every year I put it on my list to Santa, but I never got it because my Mum & Dad thought it would be a ‘two minute wonder’. When I had kids of my own, I bought it for them. They’re not keen, but I still love it!

  18. Katherine
    November 6, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    I can;t remember what we called it but it was a cross between hide-and-seek and tag. Who ever was ‘it’ had to find you but also protect thier base, so it was a balance between hiding close enough to touch base, but not too close that they could find you and shout your location out. I loved that game.

  19. Sarah Laycock
    November 6, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    Got to be TAG, all that anticipation of getting caught and then doing the chasing, would love a game now 30 years later!

  20. Hazel
    November 6, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    I loved skipping with the rhymes – the sort of skipping where two “enders” hold the rope and turn it – I loved “All in together girls” and ones with lots of actions ike “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”.

  21. Marissa Wright
    November 6, 2010 / 5:51 pm

    I loved hopscotch – you could just play all day. Tried to get my daughter to paly but just not interested

  22. Meg Charlish
    November 6, 2010 / 6:03 pm

    Hop Scotch, I used to play for hours on my own, outside the front of my house.

  23. angela muir
    November 6, 2010 / 6:20 pm

    I think stop the bus was 1 of my favourites

  24. Andrea F
    November 6, 2010 / 6:56 pm

    Kiss chase!

  25. Julie K
    November 6, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    I use to love making houses out of a pack of cards. I use to spend hours carefully leaning them against and on top of one another. My dad could do it really well and made huge towers of them.

    Thanks for the chance to win XXx

  26. Alice H
    November 6, 2010 / 11:29 pm

    My favourite game like many others was Hopscotch so simple yet so competitive

  27. Nicola Seary
    November 6, 2010 / 11:32 pm

    My favourite game was Hide and Seek,my kids all love playing it now.

  28. Nicola
    November 6, 2010 / 11:40 pm

    My favourite childhood game has to be Operation or Connect 4! 🙂

  29. Belinda Hendry
    November 6, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    i used to luv playing hide and seek when i was a child, or kiss chase, i could never run that fast though lol

  30. Laura McQueeney
    November 6, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    My favourite game as a child was Mousetrap. I used to love putting it all together.

  31. Helen-Marie Dooher
    November 6, 2010 / 11:53 pm

    Snakes and Ladders 😀

    Good Luck Everyone xxx

  32. Gemma
    November 6, 2010 / 11:54 pm

    Hide and Seek was always my favourite!!

  33. Laura farren
    November 6, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    i love plaing ‘shop’ as a hild, making my own shop and dishing out the sweeties! 🙂

  34. Elisabeth Aldred
    November 7, 2010 / 12:00 am

    I loved skipping with a group of friends, skipping to rhymes

  35. naomi
    November 7, 2010 / 2:29 am

    can’t remember what is was called but my mum used to chop one of the legs off an old pair of tights , I put a tennis ball all the way to the toe part then used to spend hours with my back to the wall bouncing it from side to side up and down in time to chanting rhymes – my friends and I used to have competitions as to how fast we could do it!

  36. teresa naughton
    November 7, 2010 / 5:35 am

    Love the idea of different games. great prize

  37. Alice Matthews
    November 7, 2010 / 7:28 am

    I was very hooked on Ludo and wanted to play it endless with my
    poor long suffering family.

    I have great memories of family Monopoly, Cluedo and scrabble sessions.

    As an adult, I still love playing scrabble with my partner. After a long Sunday walk we often come back for a game of scrabble in front of the fire with big mugs of tea and toasted tea cakes.

  38. Ashleigh
    November 7, 2010 / 8:03 am


  39. seree Harding
    November 7, 2010 / 8:04 am

    I used to love playing cowboys and indiaans with my brother, as for board games it would have to be cluedo

  40. Andy D
    November 7, 2010 / 8:22 am

    Stick in the Mud

  41. Gemma Harrison
    November 7, 2010 / 8:36 am

    I loved downfall. I had to convince my older brother to play i with me as I am not sure he enjoyed it as much as I did even though he always won.

  42. Sarah Anguish
    November 7, 2010 / 8:38 am

    Not sure if you mean a playground game or board game so…

    Whats the time Mr Wolf or Pop up pirate

  43. Linda Osborne
    November 7, 2010 / 8:39 am

    It has to be MOUSETRAP, we had so much fun with that game, the simple games were the best….

  44. Erica Price
    November 7, 2010 / 8:45 am

    monopoly – quite the little tycoon!

  45. c burton
    November 7, 2010 / 9:02 am

    i used to love ludo still do ha ha

  46. lee burton
    November 7, 2010 / 9:03 am

    my roller boots yeh brill

  47. Rhoda
    November 7, 2010 / 9:03 am

    I used to love a game we called ‘Polo’ where someone who was ‘it’ said “Jenny ran across the road and fell into a ________ shop”. Then you’d all think of something you’d buy in that shop, the person who was ‘it’ would choose one and if yours was chosen you’d have to race them. If you won you’d then be ‘it’. Make sense?

    When we got bit older we loved ‘Manhunt’. It was like hide n seek but you had to get to base without being tigged.

  48. katherine grieve
    November 7, 2010 / 9:14 am

    Monopoly, my gran my sister and i used to play it every saturday

  49. Heidi
    November 7, 2010 / 9:33 am

    I used to LOVE Playing Ludo….brings back great memories of playing games as a family.

  50. Jackie Curran
    November 7, 2010 / 9:39 am

    I used to love playing “elastic” . Also board games like Monopoly or cluedo, and card games too.

  51. Jenny
    November 7, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Treasure Hunt! Where my Dad left clues around the house which eventually led to 50p if we were lucky 😀

  52. catherine mc grogan
    November 7, 2010 / 10:16 am

    hop scotch……over and over and over again!

  53. Lyn
    November 7, 2010 / 10:16 am

    Game Of Life. Use to love playing it.

  54. nadia
    November 7, 2010 / 11:17 am

    Make believe was mine and my sisters favourite game, pretending to be princesses or queens!

  55. Sam Stevens
    November 7, 2010 / 11:35 am

    Bagatelle. I loved the zig-zagging marbles and the different noises they made when they hit the metal nails.

  56. JO JONES
    November 7, 2010 / 11:39 am

    Jacks was my fav. I remember how proud I was of the little cloth bag with pullup string that contained my set, & how competative everyone got.

  57. Andrea K
    November 7, 2010 / 12:03 pm


  58. Barbara Stephenson
    November 7, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    I spent wet days during school holidays playing Monopoly with a friend. Games could last for days!

  59. Gill
    November 7, 2010 / 1:45 pm

    Monopoly with my younger sister. She always won though!

  60. Alison E
    November 7, 2010 / 1:54 pm

    Guess Who

  61. michelle lyon
    November 7, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    mouse trap was the best game ever, although took for ever to assemble

  62. susan murray
    November 7, 2010 / 2:15 pm


  63. Kathryn
    November 7, 2010 / 2:25 pm


  64. Margaret
    November 7, 2010 / 2:31 pm

    My favourite game was a board game called Matching Pairs.

  65. Denice
    November 7, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    Skipping using elastic bands, can’t remember the name of it, but great fun 🙂

  66. Robert Nicholls
    November 7, 2010 / 3:47 pm

    I always enjoyed playing dominoes with my day.

  67. michelle thompson
    November 7, 2010 / 3:52 pm

    hop scotch!

  68. Alison Powell
    November 7, 2010 / 4:10 pm

    I used to love Mousetrap

  69. Lee campbell
    November 7, 2010 / 4:23 pm


  70. Emma Farrell
    November 7, 2010 / 4:35 pm

    The Brit Quiz – watching my family do daft things was priceless

  71. Pamela Gossage
    November 7, 2010 / 4:38 pm


  72. caroline
    November 7, 2010 / 4:38 pm


    November 7, 2010 / 5:56 pm


  74. November 7, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    Kims game: A number is small items are put on a tray and covered with a cloth. The cloth is lifted for 15 seconds whilst you try and memorise the items. The cloth is replaced and an item is removed. The tray is returned to the table and the cloth removed and you have to guess which itme was removed. Great fun 🙂

  75. Jackie
    November 7, 2010 / 6:16 pm

    Hide and Seek!

  76. Jennifer Amery
    November 7, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    The game I play with my children is a treasure hunt, which started out as an Easter thing, but they enjoyed it so much it continued! I find it hard these days though as I am running out of hiding places!!!! I used to spend hours writing clues – mostly rhyme clues sometimes cryptic sometimes maths involved – they loved it!!!!!! ( problem was they did it all the time and things got hidden and they couldn’t remember where they hid them!- I still haven’t found the old remote!!!!! lol)

  77. Rachel Fenney
    November 7, 2010 / 7:11 pm

    I loved playing the mouse trap board game – took half the night to set up and 10 seconds to destroy !

  78. Vicky Dunn
    November 7, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    what time is it mr wolf !!

  79. Hel
    November 7, 2010 / 7:26 pm

    Schools! I’d take the register and ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my class all the time!

  80. Luke Strickland
    November 7, 2010 / 7:45 pm

    MY fave game as a child.. probably ludo 🙂

  81. Diane Moston
    November 7, 2010 / 7:48 pm


  82. Helen S
    November 7, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    My fave pastime was playing jacks – even if I scraped my knuckles on the concrete garden path each time I tried to pick up the jacks, ooooooooooooh the pain, it was so worth it. No-one plays that anymore.

  83. KateS
    November 7, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    My favourite childhood game was ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’. I always liked to be the wolf – It’s DINNERTIME!!!!! =)

  84. Sue Harrison
    November 7, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    Snakes and Ladders 🙂

  85. Rachel
    November 7, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    Conkers for me….Bit of a Tomboy!

  86. Elaine Kidd
    November 7, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    We played Rounders. There were a few kids of different ages in the street but the older ones made sure the teams were even. Some how we managed never to break any windows.

  87. helena haddock
    November 7, 2010 / 9:28 pm

    Guess who

  88. Emma
    November 7, 2010 / 10:55 pm

    hungry hippos!

  89. Becky
    November 8, 2010 / 7:21 am

    OH and me rounders was our top game!

  90. Amanda H
    November 8, 2010 / 10:03 am

    Connect 4 🙂

  91. Mark Shaw
    November 8, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    My Favourite childhood game was Kerplunk!

  92. Ellie
    November 8, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    We loved Othello – simple concept but great fun

  93. shane weir
    November 8, 2010 / 2:08 pm


  94. Solange
    November 8, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    Hop Scotch

  95. Kimberley Howes
    November 8, 2010 / 3:44 pm


  96. Ruth
    November 8, 2010 / 4:55 pm

    I used to love pretending to work in a library – sad I know! The stairs were my bookshelves and I would line all my books up on them. I made little tickets that I put inside all the books and kept a record of who checked out each book (luckily I had 3 sisters who were my “customers”!) I would play this for hours on end.

  97. Jackie ONeill
    November 8, 2010 / 6:07 pm


  98. Debra Welsh
    November 8, 2010 / 7:30 pm

    It was a game called Bewitched, it was actually my Brothers but we both loved it!

  99. Cheryll H
    November 8, 2010 / 8:48 pm

    Me and my sister used to love playing ‘Castles’ – we would huddle up in bed and kind of ruche the quilt into a big pile and all the creases would be ‘rooms’. I’m always amazed when I think back and remember how much time a pile of quilt would take up!

  100. Victoria Boland
    November 8, 2010 / 8:56 pm

    I loved ludo.

  101. kelly braithwaite
    November 8, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    I loved Simon Says & Domino Rally

  102. Loz Etheridge
    November 8, 2010 / 10:48 pm

    I used to have a board game called “Alley Cats”, which I loved. I can’t remember much about it except that you had to go and get fish bones out of the dustbins (I think!)

  103. vicky haddock
    November 9, 2010 / 7:09 am

    snakes and ladders

  104. steven young
    November 9, 2010 / 7:45 am

    Not a board game but I loved playing Cops and Robbers

  105. Sue Steward
    November 9, 2010 / 11:16 am

    Used to love playing jacks – the ball always kept bouncing too far!

  106. Sharon Witney
    November 9, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    I loved (and still do) Monopoly. My Mum got so fed up with playing it with me, I had to improvise and played against my toys! What can I say, we lived in the country and I didn’t have many other options.

    November 9, 2010 / 4:56 pm

    we always stopped at my nans for school holidays and we was brought up on ludo

  108. Lesley Pollitt
    November 9, 2010 / 6:20 pm

    I used to love playing my dog has fleas!

  109. zoe dennett
    November 9, 2010 / 7:35 pm


  110. ALLY WEBB
    November 9, 2010 / 8:05 pm

    My favourite game was Monopoly, as long as I won!

  111. Andrena Harrison
    November 9, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    I loved playing Snap and Happy Families!!

  112. Jane
    November 9, 2010 / 9:40 pm

    Hide and seek. (Mum didn’t like it in the shopping centre though!!!)

  113. Charlotte
    November 9, 2010 / 9:45 pm

    Screwball Scramble! – Loved it!

  114. Andrew Cakebread
    November 9, 2010 / 11:01 pm

    Battleships with a friend, untold hours of great fun of virtual ship blowing up

  115. Daphne
    November 9, 2010 / 11:56 pm

    Hop Scotch

  116. Malcolm
    November 10, 2010 / 12:01 am

    The Game of Life, played it all the time with my friends but life certainly didn’t turn out like the game lol !

  117. Heather Knotts
    November 10, 2010 / 5:27 am

    I used to love Connect 4, infact I still do

  118. Alison
    November 10, 2010 / 6:53 am

    Snakes and ladders

  119. Jenny Barker
    November 10, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Kpunk – me and my sister use to play for hours

  120. linda wiles
    November 10, 2010 / 9:36 am


  121. michele
    November 10, 2010 / 10:06 am

    I loved to play with my slinky, i would race them down the stairs with my brother and sister, we had great fun

  122. Dom
    November 10, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    For me it was Monopoly. I could spend days playing it especially the City version.

    Still try and play now and hopefully my kids will enjoy it as much as I did. Pity about the fake cash.

  123. Celia West
    November 10, 2010 / 12:37 pm


  124. caroline stokes
    November 10, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    Our parents made a lot of our toys. I remember having a marble run, a sit on train, one of those games they had in pubs where you swung a weight on a chain to knock down the pins, and lots more. Galt toys were very popular christmas presents too, chinese puzzles and that gooey stuff that blew up into ‘balloons’.

  125. Karen
    November 10, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    Frustration – caused no end of fights in our house!!

  126. Laura williams
    November 10, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    I loved Snakes and ladders!!! Always wanted to land on the biggest ladder, but always landed on the biggest snake and back down I went! booooooo! lol x

    November 10, 2010 / 3:39 pm

    Monopoly, which as a single child I used to play against my cuddly toy Snoopy!

  128. Heather Shaw
    November 10, 2010 / 4:32 pm


  129. Rebecca Ball
    November 10, 2010 / 4:58 pm

    I always loved Monopoly and still do (as long as i’m winning) x

  130. Colette Mellor
    November 10, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    Buckaroo – the accessories flew all over the place!

  131. hayley andrews
    November 10, 2010 / 5:19 pm

    snakes and ladders

  132. nicole
    November 10, 2010 / 5:42 pm

    Operation! Loved that game, still do! 🙂

  133. Maureen Sharp
    November 10, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    One of our favourite games was draughts and when we were older we loved playing monopoly

  134. emily
    November 10, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    my brother and I used to set up a variety of ‘fairground stalls’ in the garden and invite the neighbours to compete. nobody ever accepted the invitation – but we enjoyed them all the same!! my favourite was picking off pegs from the an elastic line with one hand without dropping them 🙂

    November 10, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Its got to be Mousetrap .. it was new on the market and seemed so exciting especially filling a tub of water ( with mums agreement ) after all who would dive into an empty tub?

  136. dianne parrinder
    November 10, 2010 / 10:13 pm

    hop scotch was my favorite game

  137. Liz
    November 10, 2010 / 10:23 pm

    I loved playing card games

  138. Fiona Firth
    November 10, 2010 / 10:39 pm

    I used to love playing jacks 🙂

  139. Clare White
    November 11, 2010 / 7:50 am

    I loved Marjong, I have such fond memories of playing this with my grandparents.

  140. Marie Rickard
    November 11, 2010 / 8:04 am

    My favourite board game was a little known one called Escape from Atlantis where you had to get your little men away from a sinking island to the coral reefs before sharks, sea dragons and ocotpi got you!! Board games were so much more inventive when I was younger!!

    My favourite outdoor game was British Bulldog!

  141. November 11, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Monopoly is still my fav apart from no one will pay it any more with me. Aparently too completative. I also remember Alley Cats does anyone know where you can get hold of it. I think my kids would love it.

  142. Maya Russell
    November 11, 2010 / 9:55 am

    I loved skipping with long elastic. The elastic was kept in position by two girls around their legs, and the girl in the middle had to jump, cross legs and do complicated manouvres and then come out of it, legs free! I don’t know if the game had a name but I know that my daughter doesn’t play those kind of games in the playground. What a shame, it’s good exercise too!

  143. Matt Brasier
    November 11, 2010 / 10:35 am

    snakes and ladders

  144. molly
    November 11, 2010 / 1:30 pm

    Guess who!! Really fancied Max – not sure the tash is really that fashionable now!

  145. kathryn mackechnie
    November 11, 2010 / 1:58 pm


  146. Michelle Bamber
    November 11, 2010 / 2:02 pm

    I used to love playing Monopoly , although sometimes it seemed to go on for days 🙂

  147. Yolanda Barker
    November 11, 2010 / 2:26 pm

    guess who – nice quick game and easy to clear up – perfect 🙂

  148. November 11, 2010 / 3:12 pm


  149. Emily Hutchinson
    November 11, 2010 / 3:24 pm

    Murder in the Dark – it was sort of like playing Cludo for real, although I can’t remember how we played it – perhaps it’s in the book?

  150. November 11, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    When I was younger and times were hard
    You could never beat run outs in our back yard

  151. Jackie jackson
    November 11, 2010 / 4:26 pm

    snakes and ladders

  152. danuta myszor
    November 11, 2010 / 4:33 pm

    I loved hide and seek

  153. Steven Montgomery
    November 11, 2010 / 4:33 pm

    Buckaroo 🙂

  154. Cathy MacLennan
    November 11, 2010 / 4:55 pm

    Definately tiddlywinks, had hours of fun and laughter playing them

  155. Rosemary Penketh
    November 11, 2010 / 6:46 pm


  156. SUSAN
    November 11, 2010 / 7:22 pm


  157. helen watson
    November 11, 2010 / 8:01 pm

    I loved pass the pigs a silly game which involved throwing 2 plastic pigs and depending how they landed you got points it was a great saturday night family game that had me and my sisters in giggles!

  158. Megan Adams
    November 11, 2010 / 8:16 pm


  159. Allan
    November 11, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    loved twister

  160. Jane
    November 11, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    murder mystery

  161. Michelle Rayner
    November 11, 2010 / 8:35 pm

    I loved elastics- a big circle of elastic that we took turns at holding whilst the others jumped in and out of and was the opposite to limbo – great fun!

  162. susan miller
    November 11, 2010 / 8:38 pm


  163. Carolina
    November 11, 2010 / 8:41 pm

    Hide and Seek 🙂

  164. michelle moloney
    November 11, 2010 / 8:44 pm

    my favourite game when i was very young was B.I.N.G.O. with ina nd out go dusty bluebell as a close second.

  165. Mummy Snooze
    November 11, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    You couldn’t beat a gameof 45! Based on hide and seek but always counting for 45 secs! Great to play with grandparents! It’s amazing where they can get! My 90 year old Grandmother hid on my top bunk! Needless to say it took a lot longer than 45 seconds to find her!

    November 11, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    it was hopscotch we could play for hours and made lots of different pattens to jump around.

  167. Jen Tonkin
    November 11, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    My favourite childhood game was die game called GREED it was fantastic & we have recently found it again on ebay & it is still AMAZING!! I’m reliving my childhood!

  168. jenny harper
    November 11, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    i loved mousetrap, they also made a tv show of it, with a lifesize version of the game!

  169. Sally W
    November 11, 2010 / 9:31 pm

    Spacehopper showjumping! Amazing what could be achieved with buckets, garden canes, broom handles and anything else to hand that could build a small hurdle!

  170. Lisa backhouse
    November 11, 2010 / 9:32 pm

    I used to love playing marbles.

  171. Claire Butler
    November 11, 2010 / 9:58 pm

    A card game siiliar to trumps called Sgt Major. ONly 3 people could play so meant my Dadand broher had to play to have a game. Usually whilst mum coked Sunday lunch

  172. Helen Talboys
    November 11, 2010 / 11:30 pm

    I used to love holidays as a child playing French cricket on the beach 🙂

  173. Andrea Smith
    November 12, 2010 / 1:42 am

    I used to love playing a boardgame called SORRY.

  174. Adrian Crook
    November 12, 2010 / 9:10 am

    My favourite has to be Kerplunk

  175. nicola harrison
    November 12, 2010 / 9:19 am

    all time classic – monopoly

  176. deborah Davies
    November 12, 2010 / 9:29 am

    i loved playing cluedo. i love all the old games and try to get my 7year old into them. think they are so much better than computer games!!

  177. November 12, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Mousetrap – although we never played the boring game making the Mousetrap was great!

  178. lisa bishop
    November 12, 2010 / 9:50 am

    it was kiss chase i always wanted to be caught and be kissed by a nie boy

  179. Sarah Jones
    November 12, 2010 / 9:55 am

    Definitely hide and seek. I grew up on a farm, lived in a large house and with a twin sister, the game could go on all day.

    The best hide was when we were at a friend’s house and I lay on one of the shelves in the airing cupboard under the towels. My friend’s mum came in and put more washing on top and didn’t realise I was there.

    I had to come out eventually as they couldn’t find me.

  180. steffi
    November 12, 2010 / 10:25 am

    I used to love playing sevens in the back garden used to drive my mum mad with me constantly bouncing a tennis ball up the wall! OOOOhhhh those were the days

  181. Claire Kennedy
    November 12, 2010 / 10:52 am

    Cat’s Cradle. Could be made out of your mum’s knicker elastic! A cheap and entertaining game for when times are hard.

  182. emma kinsey
    November 12, 2010 / 12:00 pm

    has to be snap

  183. stuart
    November 12, 2010 / 12:32 pm

    Naughts and Crosses! we lived a sheltered life.

  184. Sherrill Plumridge
    November 12, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    A game we made up called follow Fabian (cat that lived next door) We pinned a long piece of cord to resemble a tail to our trousers and then had to follow him wherever he went. If he went through a gap in a hedge or climbed a tree so did we.

  185. Maggie
    November 12, 2010 / 12:38 pm


  186. Justine Powell
    November 12, 2010 / 1:38 pm

    what’s the time Mr Wolf

  187. Claire Higgins
    November 12, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    I loved and still do hide and seek

  188. Rebecca Dawe
    November 12, 2010 / 3:13 pm

    Mousetrap as a board game! But the old classis Hide and Seek was always a winner, so much fun to be had finding somewhere to hide and not be found!

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