top10I did this the other day as a pick 5 on Facebook. I was frustrated because it would only allow me to select computer/video games. Several of my favorite games are regular games.

#1o: Lady Bug – I believe Lady Bug was one of the lessor known video games during the 1980’s. In high school our local burger joint had one. I got pretty good at it. I could play for a couple of hours on just one or two quarters. Lady Bug was similar to Pac Man. I got good enough to usually earn several extra games as well as extra lives. Each new free play would start faster than the first one. One day I was playing and some “jock” types begin hassling after I refused to give them the machine. One of the knuckleheads kept bragging about how much better he was than I was and if I could play it any idiot could. I had earned several free games and I knew the next game would start very fast. So, I let the yahoo take over with 9 lives and at least 3 or 4 games. He went through all of the lives and games within a matter of minutes. It was funny to watch his buddies turn on him because he had been beaten by a girl.

#9: Lego Star Wars Series – Lego Star Wars is supposed to be a kids game. However it is fun and at times quite challenging.

#8: Dr. Mario Dr. Mario is a Tetras type game. It was one of the few games I had for my old Nintendo but I really liked it.

#7:  Uno Uno is a simple and easy to play card game. I think it is best when played with a bunch of people.

#6: Roller Coaster Tycoon Series – There is something fun about creating roller coasters that I would never consider riding.  I think the series has progressively gotten better over time.

#5: Axis & Allies – The only thing I don’t like about Axis and Allies is how long it takes to set the game up. That is certainly one advantage of the computer version.

#4: Civilization II Civ II is my all time favorite computer game even though I have the complete Civilization collection.

#3: Trivia – While I prefer Trivial Pursuit 80’s and 90’s editions, I like trivia games in general. Got to find a use for all that random knowledge. Yes, I have tried to get on Millionaire, everyone around me got selected.

#2: Risk – Risk may not be as complex as some of the newer battle games it is still a classic and my favorite.

#1: Spades – My all-time favorite game is spades. When I was single I used to play almost every weekend.  It is one of those games where having ADHD can be advantagous. I talk alot while playing and many times my opponents believe I’m not paying attention especially if I have a nil hand. I really enjoy this when they think they will set me. The on-line and computer verisions of Spades are okay but nothing  beats a live game.

6 thoughts on “Top 10: Games

  1. Haven’t played Settler of Catan but am familiar with it. A newer game we have tried is Axis & Allies: D-Day. It is a 2-3 player game & takes less time to set up. Isn’t Settlers of Catan a 2 player game?


  2. Another fantastic list TheDeeZone. I love world conquest games like Risk and Axis and Allies. Axis and Allies was way ahead of it’s time, although it was one of those games you had to be invested in and could take days to complete. Wanted to stay in touch and again let you know that you are always welcome to cross-post your top ten lists to our site, I think a lot of our members would enjoy your blog too.


  3. In high school every Friday we would play games instead of regular classes. Some teachers said only board games, others were card games, still other strategy games like Risk or trivia and tv game show style relating to what we were learning. It was lots of fun and we actually learned a lot too. My kids just learned Uno. It’s helping my daughter learn colors and numbers.


  4. I used a lot of games in teaching. One many of my younger students enjoyed was playing tic-tac-toe with the drawing tools in Word. Many parents would ask me where to by the big blue W game.


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