What are your favorite games?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 13, 2018 - 7:17 am
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What are the best games to play with family and friends?  That became the discussion today after we started talking about the nominees for the National Toy Hall of Fame.

We were looking over the finalists list and noticed that several were games:

American Girl Dolls
Chalk
Chutes and Ladders
Fisher-Price Corn Popper
Magic 8 Ball
Masters of the Universe Toys
Pinball
Sled
Tic-Tac-Toe
Tickle Me Elmo
Tudor Electric Football
Uno

It got me thinking about great times with my wife and kids playing games like Chutes and Ladders, Tic-Tac-Toe and UNO.  We are big fans of Rummikub, Pictionary, Monopoly (though we rarely finished a game). Connect Four, Yahtzee, UNO, Mastermind, Go Fish and more recently Cards Against Humanity (now that my kids are all teens or older).

In my own childhood; I remembered great times playing Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, Sorry, Mouse Trap, Life, Monopoly, Battleship and Parcheesi.

So, I put the question to the audience.  What are the best games of all time?

Here is what listeners texted in to 870870 from 5:00am to 6:00am:

  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Cranium is a great game for a group of adults, so much fun
  • Spin the bottle
  • Kerplunk
  • Yahtzee and deez nuts
  • Stratego
  • Naked twister
  • Hungry hippo's
  • Battleship
  • I love the game of Risk!!
  • Trouble and life
  • Sorry! Is my favorite
  • What about operation
  • Phase 10
  • We have a 5 year old and multiple nights a week we shut off all electronics and play, mouse trap, match game, operation, jenga, candyland. Classics.
  • OPERATION ....I LOVED THAT GAME
  • My favorite game is the pickup stick
  • Chicken foot with dominos.
  • Wahoo!
  • Naked Twister with the wife!
  • Sorry! All time favorite!
  • Left, Center, Right is a great game
  • All time favorite; monopoly
  • My family and I are huge Rummy fans. Been playing it forever. I'm scary good
  • Magic the Gathering has been #1 for my wife and I, my cousins and friends, and hopefully my daughter someday soon!
  • The game called wahoo
  • Beer Pong
  • Man how could y'all not mention CLUE
  • Operation
  • Monopoly, Operation when I was younger
  • Phase 10
  • Operation
  • quelf
  • Cataan
  • Gotta be electric football. Classic.
  • All time favorite games are Hungry Hungry Hippo and kerplunk
  • Jenga
  • Clue and Battleship
  • Clue
  • Light-Bright
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • I always enjoyed Clue, Uno and Monopoly. As teen-angers we always played it was OK to cheat as long as u didn't get caught.....oh and spoons too.
  • Spin the bottle
  • Checkers
  • Trivial pursuit
  • Perfection
  • Yahtzee
  • Spicy uno
  • Scrabble
  • Trouble, parcheesi
  • Spades buray
  • Battleship
  • Real Lawn Darts
  • My favorite classic boardgame is good ol' checkers!'
  • Battleship
  • Aggravation
  • Naked spin the bottle
  • Spades buray
  • How could y'all not mention operation
  • Strip poker and naked turtle
  • Dominos
  • Connect Four ! Can't forget about connect four
  • pick up sticks, Jack's
  • Battleship damn good one
  • Horse shoes
  • Marbles
  • As juvenile as it may be, Connect 4 can keep me occupied for a while.
  • Spades Rummy Pictionary
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