Vintage Mondays - Board Games

Hello my name is Natalie Jeffcott and I have an addiction to boardgames.... Ok maybe not quite, but I do own more than a few... I would love to tell you every Friday night we sit down as a family and play boardgames... ha ha ha I would have to rip the ipad in a stealth manoeuvre out of my son's hands, whilst deactivating minecraft from my computer and forcing my partner pretty much at knifepoint to play with us.... So why do I have them you may ask, well because the illustrations and graphics are awesome... I used to make artwork from games, frame them and sell them in our old shop, they look ace on walls.... see here and here.... Seriously though my son and I do indeed play them and I am planning on having a games night soon with some friends. 

So here are some of my favourite games for nostalgia, fun and just because they are pretty to look at.... First up, my 2 favourites, IKE*A*DOO and Creepy Critters.... They are both quite similar to play - pick a character or a critter colour, spin the wheel / roll the dice and add your arm / leg etc... First to make their character wins...

 IKE*A*DOO is an American game that has been around since the early 1950's in various sets / guises... My game is from 1954... 

Creepy Critters was distributed in Australia by Toltoys in the 1960's and Toltoys actually changed the name from The Game of Cootie - which was first created in 1948. I loved playing Creepy Critters in the 70's with my sister... 

I bought the 2 Ludo boxes at a vintage market not only for the graphics but also for the dedication someone took in sewing (yes sewing) the first box back together - well sticky tape is the bane of serious collectors.... Ludo is also known as Pachesi and actually originated in India in the 6th century.... so it's good to know that Ludo has been boring kids for a very long time....

The next few images are some of my favourite game box artwork, followed by some colourful game board eye candy including a 1970's snakes and ladders game I remember playing when I was young, Candy Land - because what kid does not want to eat candy, play with candy and dream about candy ( It's also known as Sugar Land in other variations of the game ) as well as some older cardboard games from my collection....