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Do you like to play games when the family gathers for the holidays? What’s your favorite inter-generational game you play with family? 

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Before the advent of game consoles and software games on desktops, handhelds, and Internet, we gamed with boards (Life, Monopoly, Parcheesi, Risk, Scrabble), cards (bridge, hearts, Mille Bornes, pinochle, spades), dice (bunco, Yahtzee), and dominoes (42).

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The kids always play Pilgrims and Indians and pin the tail on the turkey.

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Double nine Mexican train dominoes. My two sisters and I live in San Diego and they always have me keep score. I usually win, and no, it is a coincidence. We used to play with our stepmother but she moved back to Iowa.

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My family loves charades. The last time we were all together (Dec. 2019 😲), we played but made our own rules and without teams. A great memory was made - it was my turn to perform, and I was given the word "cash" to act out. It took over an hour for my family to get it! They were so close - kept saying "dollars" "bills" "money" etc. They finally got it when I did a sounds-like signal and then scratched my arm to indicate rash. It finally clicked for them after that. We had a big laugh about it, and it still makes me laugh when I think about it now 🤣

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Charades are great!  It helps my shy friends and relatives to come out of their shells and just have lots of fun!

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@AARPRachelA  Wow! An hour.  That's determination. 😄 We love Mexican train ( dominos ) and Rumkubes

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