One game I remember from an early age was checkers and Chinese checkers. We had a neat round metal set, and little drawers in the side pulled out for storing the marbles and checkers. I thought they were so neat! You could flip the board over to play checkers. Yes, I still have it:
I remember playing Monopoly with my family. It was always quite a saga, and sometimes we would play the first half (up until all the properties were sold) one day, and the second half another day. Loved the little playing pieces – the Scottie dog, the wheelbarrow, the iron …
Another board game that’s not so familiar was Cap the Hat. I got it for Christmas from my cousins (“Christmas 1971” is written inside the lid), and my sister and I loved it. It’s similar to Trouble in that you move plastic pieces around the board, trying to get them “home.”
In a fun bit of nostalgia, my dad often plays Cap the Hat with my girls now when he visits. They love it, too!
What board games do you remember from your childhood?