Yahtzee Memories

When I was a girl my dad played Yahtzee with us kids on Florida vacations.  It's a great memory.  And oh the joy when you actually got Yahtzee!!!  It still gives a little thrill, even on the handheld game. 

One of my kids got a touch screen Yahtzee Wild handheld game for Christmas.  On Sunday night, long after we had sent all the other kids home after a sleepover, I pulled out the Yahtzee game and played it.  It was comforting to make the simple decision of whether I was going to go for 5's or 6's, for a small straight or a large straight.   And I could hear my dad explaining why you should save your ones and twos spot for when you don't get a good roll.    It's easier to take a zero on your ones than on your sixes.

Here's a little history on the game of Yahtzee, for those who are interested. 

Life is a little bit like Yahtzee - an interesting mix of intention and chance.

What's your favorite childhood game?


McNally School said...

I loved playing Life, with the little blue and pink pegs and the plastic cars. My girlfriends and I would play it all night long during slumber parties, pretending that we were getting married and giving birth to way too many little peg babies. We always named the babies. I'm not sure that we ever finished the entire game.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dixie, you reminded me of my childhood games, my favorite was Operation. I also loved the Colorforms, I'd play for hours with the plastic shapes dressing and re-dressing the doll or whatever the base was (my memory is starting to go). I also wanted to comment about the recommendation to Spoonflower. I went to their website and what a find! Thanks again for the trip down my memory lane.
Warmest Regards,

Dixie Redmond said...

Susan - Spoonflower can be dangerous! It's so fun and so easy! The possibilities are endless. Make sure your monitor is calibrated because I have gotten some funny color combos - what I thought was brown on my monitor was actually pea-green. It was my bad and not theirs, though.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden