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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Old Is Gold - Card Games

When we were back in Ipoh for Qing Ming two weekends ago, my mum unearthed some of the card games that my brothers and I used to play with, over 3 decades ago!

My mum's a real good keeper of our books, toys and clothes.  Some of these cards games are not available for sale now and can only be purchased from a toy museum.





While Alycia and Sherilyn spent their afternoon at the Ipoh Swimming Club with their grand aunts and cousins, I stayed home with Cass and we played all the card and board games that I used to play with when I was her age -- Old Maid, Beggar My Neighbor, Happy Families, Snakes And Ladders, chess, Black Jack and Go Fish using a deck of Playing Cards.  The weather in Ipoh was hotter than KL and we stayed indoor with the air-conditioner turned on all day, enjoying our good old board and card games :)




2 comments:

carenlyn said...

I haven't seen Beggar My Neighbour before. How do you play the game? I think Happy Family and Old Maid are still available but with new / updated images on the cover as well on the cards itself. Did you play Snap and Donkey, too? I enjoyed playing card games with my cousins but sometimes we got too excited and would be a little rough. Thus, the edges get ripped slightly, especially when we played Snap.

Shireen Yong said...

Hi Carenlyn
I have zero recollection on how to play Beggar My Neighbour lol! Played with this when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Yes, we played Snap and Donkey too. Loved Donkey. It's sad that these days, kids seem to have very interest in playing with card games huh?