Saturday, April 28, 2012

Remembering How to Play

Games People Played - Part 2

I did not set out to collect games or game pieces...
Like so many other of my "collections," it just happened.


Some of them I have bought with the intention to use in art.



Then I find myself not wanting to use them.
You can't HAVE your game pieces and SELL them, too.


Other games I bought for a good price because they were cool.


SO I stick them away in a closet until I figure out 
just what in the world I will do with them.


I'd like to use them decoratively, maybe. 
Or I COULD play them. Maybe.
Though most are just odd pieces - 
the others were lost long ago.




I love the graphic quality of game pieces, 
and the fact that they may have letters or numbers on them.



And these really look GOOD in some art, wouldn't they?



They're like scrabble tiles, only black wood. I have no idea
what game they were. Does anyone recognize them?


But I KNOW you know what these are. 
These are wooden. Probably made for children.


Somewhere in my hoarder garage, I have some
ivory ones made of some old plastic stuff. 
They're much more refined than these...


...but probably not as old as these thicker wooden ones 
of which I only have a few.


Maybe I should include them in some assemblages?
There are not enough to play anymore. 
They would just sit in my garage and take up space.
That way, they can bee enjoyed in a new way. And
maybe I can make one for myself, just to remember them.


Word for the Day:

But remember the LORD your God, 
for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth,
 and so confirms his covenant, 
which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. 

May you remember well today. 
May you always remember how to play the game.
-Revi

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9 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Revi,
Those black tiles with the white letters are the game "Anagrams". A spelling game similar to Scrabble. I love old games too. I haven't played chinese checkers in awhile and I have one similar to your tin round game. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Danielle

Anne said...

Revi,
Love the word of the day.I always look forward to reading these.
Yes I find myself obsessing over vintage word games.They are very artistic.I also love vintage french cards,word or number cards too.
Anne

lynn said...

LOVE the scrabble tiles! i haven't seen them b4! great post, revi!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Revi - Thank you for finding my new blog, and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it kindly.

Your game pieces are awesome. Love them. I love collections of any sort. I always get very excited when I find a piece or two to add to one of my collections. It's always so fun to comb antiques stores.
Have a great week,
Loi
Tone on Tone

outjunking said...

Games, games pieces count me in. They are so cool. Even if you never did anything but put them in a jar. Wow that's art to me. Love it.

Imageremix said...

These are great. You echoed what I feel about so many things I find and keep. I think I'll use them but then don't want to let them go. So I think...if I just had another, then I could use one and keep one. Ha! The collection never ends that way! I found you through Cedar Hill Ranch's Cowgirl Up! I'm your newest follower. Stop by and see me at Quirky Vistas (imageremix.blogspot.com) and say hello. I hope you'll follow too.

Liz

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hey, Sweetie! I am over here getting caught-up with your blog. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love old games, even just the bits and pieces - so fun!

very merry vintage style said...

Those letter tiles are pretty cool. I have some old BINGO games that I love. Still play them too. Adorable! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary