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    Posted 3 years ago

    MaryB0823
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    More inheritance. Back in the 60's we used to play a game at birthday parties. The mom of the birthday girl would put a bunch of items on a tray, we would look at it, then they would remove it. Then we had to write down everything on the tray and the one with the most points won.

    After laying all these out it reminded me of this game. However, I would not even know what half of this is. What is that in picture 2 (top item?).

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Believe it or not they played this game when I was a kid. One difference though. We got to look at the try of stuff then close our eyes while they removed one item and shuffled the rest. We had to guess the missing item. You brought back a really old memory.
    2. MaryB0823, 3 years ago
      BOYS played that too. JK. That was definitely a variation of this game. Ahhh the good ole days when the games were the bomb!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I never hear of the game, I like fhr's version, very simple yet, lots of fun !~
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      I think the item on question may be a "trivet"-type item to hold a hot pan a couple of inches or so off a surface while it cooled. Just my guess.
      A fun variation of the game now with kids would be to guess what each item is for.

      I had a fun game with my grandson and a land-line telephone....he couldn't make a call on it...didn't know what a dial tone was....wanted to know where the contact list was....LOL! He's never used anything other than a cell phone.
      We would have a blast with your old kitchen tools!
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      It also may have been used in the freezer to stack one ice tray over another....back when ice trays were aluminum and had that handle you pulled up on to loosen the cubes.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Sounds like a fun game for us with good memories. Now, what were we talking about? Hey, it is Sunday ?
    7. MadamMisty MadamMisty, 3 years ago
      I knew that game as "Kim's game." The name is derived from Rudyard Kipling's 1901 novel Kim, in which the hero, Kim, plays the game during his training as a spy. We played it in Girl Scouts.
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      MadamMisty interesting reply. Have you ever heard of Naulakha? That is the name of Rudyard Kipling's home in Vermont. It is on Kipling Road in Dummerston, Vermont. It opened in 1892 and my great grandfather was Kipling's property manager.

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