People Need to Play – CFFC

This week, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is concerned with things people play with. This might be a challenge, but I’m going to mine the archives to see what I can come up with.

“This week our topic is Things People Play With. Don’t forget this applies to both children and adults. I so hope you have some fun with this topic.”

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  1. So you’re saying there’s a chance? (About the only line I can remember from the movie Dumb and Dumber.) I attribute all of my early practice with Monopoly for sharpening my math skills and ability to do mental math.

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  2. We love games – Monopoly, Rumikube, Mahjongg. I have been learning Canasta online, but still haven’t worked up the courage to join our community group. The scoring is just nasty. Outdoor games are fun too – tennis, pickleball, hoops (Malcolm, not me) golf. Last week we were on Jekyll Island and they have a great little mini-golf course. Time well spent. I think games, of any kind, bring out the kid in us. It’s good to be silly once in a while.

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    • I’ve never played Canasta. I think you’re right about games bringing out the kid in us. We like to play when we have the time. Faith and I will almost always stop for a round of mini-golf.


  3. That’s a lot of games! Growing up, we played a lot of board games, Monopoly being the most popular. My money was neat as a pin, probably because I never had much of it! I never won. 🥴 We played cards too, like Gin Rummy, Canasta and Solitaire.

    Yayyy for Faith on her hole in one! And Maddie was no fool. Besides, she needed a closer look at the Backgammon board! Love the reflection of the basketball hoop.

    Have a great week Dan.

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      • And tried to hide your real identity. Just when I thought I was going to win that mini-golf match, she dropped one in the hole for a 1.

        My money is never neat, but I rarely have enough for it to matter.

        You’re the second person to mention Canasta – hmmm.

        I hope you have a good week, Ginger.


  4. Faith’s hole-in-one–yay, Faith! The photo of the swinger and catcher–perfect timing, Dan! I love shots like that.
    I would have to call a timeout in Monopoly to straighten out that money. When the bank hands bills to me like that, I want to say, “Stop. Let me fix it for you first.” 😆💲

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    • My wife will fix mine from time to time (she isn’t even playing, but it makes her crazy). I gave her the money from the ATM – the way it came out – and I thought she was going to scream.

      The hole-in-one is a good photo, but it wasn’t a great moment for me. I did like the baseball capture – thanks.

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  5. We have friends who are avid board game players and they always wipe us out!! Well, me in particular. I agree – we rarely go to a ball game and when we do we always treat ourselves. Last time we lucked out and got to see Barry Bonds hit a home run – then we took the ferry home.

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    • That sounds like a great night at the ball park. We park on the far side of the city when we go to Pittsburgh, and take the riverboat to the game. It’s a great experience.


  6. Hi Dan – we were lucky being brought up playing all those kids’ games that lead on to more sophisticated ones … means we can join in with other friends and families. We were also outside kids too … I’m not sure what I’d do about video-games … but I’m fascinated that Faith was able to teach Maddie how to play backgammon! Anything that brings people together to enjoy themselves … laugh and chit-chatter … fun to read about – cheers Hilary

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    • Being sent outside to play led to some of the happiest days of my life, Hilary. We have a couple of houses on our street where the kids play outside. I always smile when I see them. I don’t think I would have enjoyed video games. It’s hard to say, of course, but even when watching TV as a child, I liked to be playing with something on the living room floor.

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  7. Sorry so late Dan. We have no power for 36 hours. They got it all hooked back up at 3:30 am today. I love to play games and all my boys do as well. All my life I’ve played Monopoly and many a game was carried over. Especially with fewer participants. I know Maddie was grateful for that preferential treatment. Saturday mornings were game days after cartoons and cereal. Hungry Hungry Hippos, Snakes in the Grass, Sorry, Clue, Trouble, Mystery Date and always we had Chinese Checkers. Jacks! I have a set of Jacks with me here. 😉

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