Childhood was different when I was a child. Needless to say, there were no electronic devices. Sure, I spent plenty of time watching TV shows like The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, and Leave it to Beaver. I read lots of books. I played with my Little People in the playhouse. I rode my bike. But still, there was time for more.
One of the things my sister and I did was play games. And one of our favorites still resides in my house. It’s called “Don’t Cook Your Goose.”
The premise was easy: spin the spinner, then place a goose of the spun color on the number indicated. If/when the pan top tipped out of balance, you had cooked your goose!
It was a great game because it could be played quickly (no 2-day Monopoly marathons, although I have fondish memories of those as well). My girls have played it, and even the occasional piano student gives it a try.
For those curious, I see that the game was made in 1970 by Schaper, the same company that created the “cootie bug” game.
Did you ever play Don’t Cook Your Goose? What games did you enjoy as a child?