Martin King, author, blogger, and a man with a long memory, decided to make August the month where he would post 100 childhood memories on blogs around the world. What an ambitious and daunting task!

Could you draft up 100 memories in a month? (I don’t know if I could.) As we reach the last day in August, it looks like he’s done it. *bows down to Martin* For those of you who are doing the math This works out at roughly 3 a day.

I am pleased to welcome Martin as a guest blogger to share his memory about GAMES:

As we touched on in Blog # 6, toys were a big thing in a child’s life. Where would we be without them? But one thing I’ve not touched on really is games. Can you recall all the great games you used to have and play with? But there is so many and it’s knowing where to start with them. So this memory I am categorising them and just sticking to games that had a lot of great bits to them.

First of all do you remember Buckaroo? That great plastic mule where you had to carefully place different items on its back… but be warned, you overloaded it and it would “buckaroo!” You lose! There was another game almost identical called Jaws. Probably came out on the back of the film. Only with this game, you played it in reverse. You piled everything into its mouth and piece by piece, you had to take them out until the jaws snapped shut!

What about Ker-plunk – that great game with marbles and sticks. Do you know I still possess an original boxed game? Yep, it’s true!

Another classic is Operation. The game of nerves and a steady hand. You know the game…the board was a picture of a man with holes in certain parts of his anatomy. Dependent on the skill level of the item you managed to take out using the tweezers, you got paid a certain amount of money. But if you had a shaky hand, then his nose would light up and a buzzer would sound making you jump. I think the hardest one was the elastic band.

But the greatest gadgety game of them all was Mouse Trap! That fantastic game where you built up the crazy apparatus as you steadily moved around the board. Then if someone’s mouse landed on the wrong spot, the man would kick the bucket that would set off a chain of events until finally the trap would be sprung.

These blogs are all about fun and sharing. Thank you for reading a ‘#100blogfest’ blog. Please follow this link to find the next blog in the series: http://martinkingauthor.com/blog/7094550076

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  1. LOVED Mousetrap and Operation. I had so many board games I can’t even begin to name them. I go back to the early 60’s, so a lot of the board games were TV specific. Wish I had them now: they’d be worth a mint.

    My kids loved the games too: my son’s favorite was and is Risk. We played Monopoly, Life, Careers, and a slew of others.

    Corrine: thank you for joining The Rule of Three and putting the badge up. We’re all excited about this, and can’t wait for October. Just so you know, the first prompt is up and a few changes: http://wp.me/p1mecg-cN


  2. Wow, that was a great idea, doing the childhood memory challenge. I wish I’d thought of it! I did a post for Alex Cavanaugh’s Fun and Games blogfest, and this is the only other mention of the game Kerplunk! that I’ve ever seen. :-)

    BTW, a hearty welcome to the Rule Of Three blogfest!

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