• Question: what is your favourite chilledhood game

    Asked by _SIM_ to Tom, Sarah, Sami, Sam, Sabina, Rohan, Raquel, Priyanka, Pawan, Patrick, Ophélie, Nayeli, Mary-Kay, Martin, Mario, Kanta, Joel, Imogen, Gergely, Daniel, Arianna, Andreas on 25 Sep 2017.
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      Sabina Fiolna answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      I remember several games I loved in my childhood: hide-and-seek, ‘two-fires’ (kind of dodgeball), handball, but me and my friends spent most of the time just walking, running and cycling around my village. There were still not that many cars in Poland, so we could just meet in the middle of our street and play together. We were exploring nearby fields and forests, watching trains, picking fruits and nuts, building huts from sticks. During winter we could build from snow, skate or sled. During summer we made water battles and swam in lakes. I always loved to build something: sand castle, space ship from Lego bricks or paper-doll theatre.

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      Martin Pickup answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      I loved playing outside. I was no good at construction-type games, I just ended up breaking my brother’s stuff. Card games were (and are!) fun too.

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      Kanta Dihal answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      My little brother and I loved playing with Lego. Our favourite was a series of dinosaur lego kits, I think my parents still have it somewhere in their attic.

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      Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      I loved all sorts of board games, for example monopoly, domino, card games, guess who, connect 4, jenga, uno…. … In fact, I still do, my husband and I have a good collection of games and we spend lots of time playing. I also really liked video games!

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      Sarah Finnegan answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      We used to love 40-40. I have no idea why it was called that but essentially it involved a base from which the seeker would count to 40. Everyone would run away and then have to make it back to the base without the seeker catching them. Where I grew up there there was an abandoned asylum close by and we would play it in the orchard of the asylum!

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      Imogen Goold answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      Full-contact monopoly – anything goes if you can get away with it and play as dirty as you like!

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      Rohan Kapitany answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      As a child we used to play ‘force ’em backs’. It was a football (the egg-shaped kind) game where two lines had to kick the ball pass the opposing line, until you reach a certain marker. If the ball was caught on the full ‘a mark’ you got some number of extra paces. If you did a flying catch and landed on the ground (a ‘speccie’; spectacular) you got more points.

      When I was a teenager I got into martial arts. So normally a few of us would just go down to a park (where there was nice grass) and spar one another, or make up Jackie Chan style routines.

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      Sam Parsons answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      I used to really enjoy board games and card games. I liked the competitiveness, but a a family we were also good at keeping it nicely competitive. I was also not sporty at all, so it was a way that I could be competitive at more thinking and strategy games. I still enjoy these games, but don’t have much of a chance to play anymore – I’d love to play game of thrones RISK though 🙂

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      Mario Collura answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      I really love boardgame all… but I think, especially when I was younger, I spent a lot of my free time playing RPG (like D&D and many others).

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      Raquel Pinacho answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      As a child I used to play a lot outdoors, I am from a small town so we spent a lot of time playing in the park. One of my favourite games was hide-and-seek. At school we always played jump rope, and something we called “English chocolate”. I think that is known as grandmother footsteps or statues in English. Ha! It was really difficult to stand still without laughing and/or falling to the ground, which I guess it’s what made it so funny! Later on, I discovered boardgames, which I still love and play (we have quite the collection too)!

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      Mary-Kay Thompson answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      Playing it dirt and climbing trees. Also a lot of softball and kickball.

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      Joel Butler answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      I used to go out playing football and cycling with friends a lot. The south of Birmingham is very green and has a lot of parks, so we had plenty of places to go (and could move on to hanging around the many different shopping areas when we were teenagers!)

      When I was younger I didn’t get out as much. I had a Sega Mega Drive (until I upgraded to the Sega Dreamcast as a Christmas present just before I turned 10) and used to play a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog and various out-of-date sports games – Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II, Fifa 95, World Cup USA 94, European Club Soccer, Pelé, NBA Live 95, some EA ice hockey game… And of course ToeJam & Earl II: Panic on Funkatron. What a game that was!

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      Priyanka Dhopade answered on 27 Sep 2017:

      Mine was Lego!!! Countless hours building weird structures and placing the Lego people on them.

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      Pawan Kumar answered on 27 Sep 2017:

      Hide and seek, inexpensive and so much fun!