Earlier I posted about my quest to Have Less Stuff. (See: LIFT AND SEPARATE where I gave away a xylophone that I have no recollection of acquiring.) On this episode of Less Is More, I part with my childhood games.
• CAREERS (one of my favorite games as a kid)
• BACKGAMMON (can't remember how to play that one)
• RUMMY Q (another childhood favorite whose rules are no longer in my brain)
• THE BEVERLY HILLS GAME (some kind of local Monopoly-type game)
• TWISTER (which was actually purchased by Zing Systems, L.P. for use in a training film.
Again, I posted an ad on Craigslist. The best response I got was from a schoolteacher named Ivy.
"I work with children age 6-10 at Magnolia Elementary
School downtown. Games are a wonderful therapeutic
tool but unfortunately with all the school budget cuts
teachers/therapists often have to spend out-of-pocket
to get materials for the kids."
So instead of throwing these things into the trash, now the tots are enjoying them. It makes me feel good knowing I've helped introduce some six-year-olds to Clue, America's favorite board game about murder.