22 April 2010

VTT - Games

Good Morning my favorite vintage peeps!! I'm actually going to participate in VTT today. Woohoo! I've been slacking for the last few weeks even though I have tons of ideas of things to share on VTT. Anyhow, I'm here today & I'm sharing with you all some of my favorite vintage boards games. I mostly buy these for the awesome graphics but on occasion, we do play them too!

First up, this Educational Play Set. Counting, phonics, telling time - it's all included! Yay!

Here are some of the game pieces - love the graphics!

A couple of years ago I found this plastic puzzle of America. I think I'll repurpose it & use the states in my scrapbook. You know, the scrapbook I'm going to eventually make of my cross-country drive in 2008. lol Yeah, one day!!

I always check the game section at the thrift stores for vintage games and usually I don't find anything worth purchasing but the other week, I totally scored!! I bought all three of these games for less than $5 (total, not each!!) but I found stickers on the sides of the boxes with prices ranging for $4 - $10 which leads me to believe someone either had these in some sort of overpriced yard sale or maybe in a booth. Either way, they were cheap at the thrift & they came home with me!!

There was a game-ish type thing to teach Bridge. I looked in the box when I got home and realized I'm never going to play bridge, even with this very helpful tool. It looks so confusing. And boring. The only time I can foresee myself wanting to play bridge will be when I'm 75 and sitting in my retirement village on the coast of Florida. So, yeah, I have a few years to worry about learning!

Maybe I'll sell this since I'm not planning on using it! Any takers?

And I bought this game in case my mother-in-law comes to visit. Shes' a self-confessed Bingo freak! lol I'm kidding about the buying it for her part but not about the bingo addiction! I bought this because it was a good price. And it has wooden numbers! None of that crappy plastic junk they have out today!

And finally, my absolute favorite vintage game I've ever found - this amazing 1960s version of Go To The Head Of The Class! I almost squealed right there in the game aisle of the thrift store. I cut through the tape holding the box shut, made sure all of the pieces were accounted for & almost had to throw an elbow up in the face of the person getting ready to take it out of my hands! What is it with people in thrift stores? RUDE!!

This boy cracks me up. He looks terrified...like he's about to get his azz whooped for saying a dirty word or something. Wait, is he shooting the bird?!

And how about Dad over here with his smirky little smile. Yeah, you know what's on his mind! And then there's Sister, pointing and taunting. Get these kids some therapy, for real!

Anyhow, back to the actual game! The very same day I bought this, I tortured Will for 3 hours one night by making him play this with me! It was hard!! The question book was, obviously, from the 1960s and some of those questions were so irrelevant to today. I'll have to go through the  booklet again and post some of the questions sometime. lol They were hilarious and I eventually won, which you know I just had to brag about for the following 48 hours. He's used to me bragging because I do it every night when we watch Jeopardy! lol

Aren't the graphics adorable? There is no way I'm ever parting with this game. In fact, I think I'm going to make Will suffer through another 3 hours tonight!!

I mean this game is perfect for us - see, there is even a Cowboy Joe and sometimes Will thinks he's a cowboy! And I always envision myself looking exactly like Mommy, pearls and all. hahaha Not!

Thanks for joining me for VTT!


Coloradolady said...

These are just great!!! I love the Go to the Head of the Class and BINGO...so cool.

I totally know what you mean about RUDE people, I have had to fight (not literally) a few off for wanting what I already had in my hand..

Have a great VTT!~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great collection of games. Such a fun post. Happy VTT!


AshTreeCottage said...

I love board games! Thanks for sharing your great collection for VTT!

Susan and Bentley

Elizabeth said...

These games are all so great! I'd love the bingo for my classroom, and the people from go to the head of the class are so awesome! I'd love to use their images on some crafts!

Postcardy said...

I had a bingo set. I had forgotten about it.

Sherrie said...

Oh my goodness. I had forgotten about that game, go to the head of the class. I remember it well. Your right, the kid on the cover looks terrified. Thanks so much for sharing.

CC said...

Love the games you found..they're wonderful. I'll have to check the games next time I go thrifting..I've never looked. I always go for dishes first to see if any Pyrex or pretty teacups and saucers have shown up, and then next to vintage patterns. I agree that some of the thrifting customers will just almost wrestle your finds away from you..
Happy VTT..have a lovely day.

viridian said...

What great finds! And get that GTTHOTC family some therapy! Happy VTT!

Maureen said...

Oh my! It seems impossible to find such a bounty. Love the games and the graphics.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

LOVE these games!! awesome!!
i have some vintage images !! hope you like!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Such amazing graphics on those games! Except for creepy bridge guy. The Head of the Class one is a classic though. What a hoot! Can you say dysfunctional family?! I always look in the game aisle at thrift stores, but I never find any to take home. I would looove to find an old Scrabble game with the red-lettered tiles!
Happy VTT!

Deborah said...

I have a love affair with vintage games too. Sometime soon I will post some pictures of some of my favorites. I love the graphics on the ones you posted. So cool!!

Miri said...

Great games! A bingo game with wooden pieces is fantastic but the Go to the Head of the Class is a fabulous find...I never actually played this (or at least I don't remember) but I've wanted this game since I was a kid. :)

Amanda said...

Love the games-- my brother had that exact Go to the Head of the Class game (he was MUCH older than me, of course)!