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Discussion in 'Community' started by Mrs. Zinnderson, Sep 21, 2002.
Vote for your favorites; let me know if one should be on the list that isn't....
Even though I didn't play it in the 60's or 70's I'm going to say Risk. Something about global domination always appealed to me....
too many good choices
monopoly, life, risk...all good
what about Stratego?...always enjoyed that one even though my brother beat me every game.
also, i know its not a board game(technically) but what about Twister....ahhh the simpler times when that was the only way to get close to a girl you liked at a party.
long before 12 year old girls learned how to do a bump-and-grind-lap-dance from the britney school of dance.....
and i'm just waiting for the "new" game of operation...nose jobs, liposuction, breast implants...
gosh, i'm cynical today
I loved Stratego and Risk - and I always beat my brother at it, so it became difficult convincing him to play....
I liked monopoly and operation. I never played risk, but I've been told its a pretty cool game as well.
I've always loved Monopoly...even though I've never actually played a game to it's full entirety...
takes too damned long...but I love that old school style it has...
Monopoly takes the cake...and the icing...and the little pink decorations around the corners of the icing on the cake.
Granted, it's a long game, but well worth it (especially if you end up becoming the stinkin' rich guy/gal of the 20s ).
Hah, I totally agree. You really haven't lived until you've played "Killer Monopoly" with your parents' drunk college friends at Thanksgiving. (True, this happened to me Thanksgiving 1982 or 1983, I can't quite remember). Yes, some of you probably weren't even born then. I was still a teenager, thank goodness. Talk about a long game? This one went on for three days....
you older members will remember "PASSOUT" with the pink elephant cards or something like that...still fun!
Othello, Twixt, etc etc
games of death....
incredible edibles anyone? not a board game but geez they'd sell anything to kids back then...where was the FDA? little insects and rodents that you cooked up with some sort of liquid polymor...they came out looking like latex and tasted surprising like...latex...go figure.
or those bigassed dangerous metal lawn darts? one went thru a friend's foot while we where playing with them...should've called it lawn labotomy....
woodburning kits? 100% chance of pain.
shoes with 6inch springs on the bottom..twisted ankle anyone?....
roller skates and skateboards with metal wheels...small pebble=faceplant
its a wonder any kids survived the 60's....
maybe thats where my bad attitude comes from...
Wow, a three day Monopoly game with a bunch of drunks...
There's a lot of people in college that can't manage that, usually their interest for playing games while drunk ends well before the first 10 hours have past.
re: drunken games
I have played Drunken UNO...no rules to list really....u just kinda make them up as u go along...
gets quite amusing & damned scary!!
battleship was fun and i always moved my small PT boat because those things are fast, right
Re: re: drunken games
i knew some rock musicians, thaetre people, and techies and their girlfriends and wives who used to play naked twister with that board and all...don't ask me, i have never been there during those nights
i am sure jello would have been there...he he
wheres chess? chess is the shizz man.
best game ever created. bar none.
I meant the 1970's, not the 6th century
I like chess, and learned to play it in 1972, so for me, I guess, it really was a 1970's board game...
My friend's dad was quite the expert at Monopoly. He and his friends would get together on a regular basis and play with real money...
so they had a lot of $10,000 bills laying around? Cool! I don't think i've ever played a full game of Monopoly, it takes way too long. I did invent a new game, Trivial Monopoly Pursuit - first one around the board wins, one dice for movement, one to pick which type of Trivial Pursuit question to ask. If you answer it correctly, you move.
so naked twister did not work well
so how about strip monopoly...clothes for rent or something like that
Quantities and denominations found in standard editions of the MONOPOLY game:
20 $500 Bills (orange)
20 $100 Bills (beige)
30 $50 Bills (green)
50 $20 Bills (blue)
40 $10 Bills (yellow)
40 $5 Bills (pink)
40 $1 Bills (white)
Total amount of money per game = $15,140.
As far as I know, they just substituted real bills for the fake ones. (Yes, they were rich.) And, of course, they kept their winnings.
Is it even possible to get $500 bills these days? They don't make them in the new format either, so it would have to be the old ones. That and $1000 bills - never seen either of those in real life
Nope. No $500 bills in circulation.
I suppose they could have just used the play money, but paid out the actual winnings.
Interesting fact from the Treasury site: