Thursday, March 4, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

G is for Game

G is for the Carrom Board Game that I received after my grandparents passed away.  All the cousins played this game when we had family gatherings.  Our parents were usually playing games of Yuker while all all the cousins took turns playing Carrom.  The Carrom Game Board company is in Ludington, Michigan.  I have lived in Michigan for many years but I am from Indiana and that is where this game board was played with most of its lifetime.  I have done some research on Carrom Board Games and found the one I own was produce during the WWII years which means my Dad and his siblings played this same game when they were children.   I would call this the front because this is the side we always played on.  If you click on the picture for a closeup you will probably be able to see the playing pieces I have stored in the old canning jar.













































If you want to learn more about this game you can go to this site
http://www.carrom.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=76
where they have the history of the game and pictures of other vintage game boards.  I am linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday please try and check out the other participants entries today.  There are so many interesting people playing along!
Jenny Matlock
Thanks for coming by I hope everyone is having a great week!

18 comments:

Linda said...

Cool info about your Game!!!

mbkatc230 said...

What a neat post! I love that you get to play not just the same game as your father, but the actual same game board. How cool is that. I've never heard of this one, but I remember lots and lots of family weekends with the parents and grandparents playing cards. The kids usually played Monopoly or Scrabble, which I love to this day. Thanks for bringing back some fun memories. Kathy

jeff campbell said...

Good choice for your "G" word...nifty info about your game...thanks

Holly said...

What a special treasure to have!! I have two of these boards, but only one with pieces. I bought them to hang on the wall because I loved the colors and the patina of the wood! No clue how to play it and probably never will, but I like it!!!
Blessings!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH I love your old game board!!! I love the graphic nature of games boards! I have wooden chess, checkers, chinese checkers and tic tac toe boards... so I guess I have the beginnings of a small collection. I have not ever played Carrom, so I will have to go look it up on that site.

mrs. c said...

i do not know this game but i love to play them with my family! That is such a lovely board and I know that you are so glad to have this memory.

Patti said...

cool game; never heard of it before

Steph said...

How cool that you have this! Aren't games, and especially ones linked to special memories, fun?

Jenny said...

CARROM!!!!! Good Gracious. I haven't thought of that game in forever.

I remember how my fingers would hurt if we played a long time.

My sisters and I would play and argue and laugh and bicker over this game for hours!

Thank you for a wonderful memory.

I got so excited I forgot to comment using a lot of G words.

A+

And hugs for the great memories!

Amy said...

I love games.. Apples to Apples is one of my favorite games.. Thanks for stopping by the other day..

Have a great weekend..

Amy said...

I'd never heard of this game! Very cool!

Pondside said...

This post took me back!! When I was growing up we played Euchre (different spellingm, but I'll be it's the same game) which is virtually unknown outside of Ontario. We also played Crockinole, which must be similar to your Carrom - lots of fun!

Viki said...

Wow, this is so cool. I thought about doing games but they would have been newer games. I don't remember this game when I grew up.

The Muse said...

G....day :) well not really, i'm late! (sorry)

http://adivashammer.com/archives/1228

glad i have found a moment to get caught up...how delightful is this? what a tangible piece to the past and loving memories you have.

heart warming :)

Rose said...

Oh those game boards are great but not as much the memories you have from them. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

I'm from MI and lived there most of my life. Although I do remembering seeing the Carrom board, we never played it.

Cute post!

Jo said...

such an interesting post! what a cool vintage game board!

Vicki said...

wow, late at getting to this post but wanted to say hi! Had grand kids for the past 4 days...
I love the old game boards, but don't remember Carroom...
Come visit again, the story will continue...