If it’s not on a TV, Tablet or Computer you are talking stone age entertainment with the games of the good old days. Back then, your folks would send you outside with orders to be back when the street lights came on.
The whole outdoors was your playground. Sticks, rocks, dirt, frogs or anything you could find were your toys. If you did have indoor games, they were not very extravagant. Here are a few examples:
Here is a winner! Sharp and stabby, you could definitely put an eye out with these yet your parents were comfortable with letting you play with these gems alone in a room or God forbid your sibling was playing with you because someone is getting hurt!
Barrel of Monkeys
Here’s another five minutes of so-called fun! You would constantly lose the monkeys one by one until you ended up with one little monkey orphan. Invariably, your Dad would find them in the dark in the middle of the night after stepping on one on the way to the bathroom beginning your education in expletives.
These were supposed to be all about creativity. Unless you were planning on a future in the construction industry, you got bored with these quickly!
How many square shapes can you build before burying these in the bottom of your closet anyway? You’d forget about them until the day came to move into your college dorm, finally coming across them and you decide to break them out for a nostalgia inspired moment only to leave them in the trash on your way out the door.
Here we go again with a ton of pieces to lose. Admittedly, you could make some pretty cool designs provided you had the patience to finish one. There was also the problem of never having any blank paper handy. No one wanted to draw on lined paper, what’s the point right?
It’s unbelievable that you can still get these! Every piece is a choking hazard. If you in fact did swallow one and didn’t die, waiting to recover the spikey metal piece naturally could be a long painful wait! Plus, finding one of these on the floor in bare feet is ten times worse than any Lego could be!
Share this article with your kids so they can see what it was like when you were a child. They’ll appreciate what they have now guaranteed! At the very least you’ll have some ideas for replacing their Xbox when they’re grounded.