• Old School Fun

    From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to All on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 08:43:58
    So I'm 49 with 3 kids.
    My best friend is 49 with 2 kids.
    He lives about 3 hours north of me.

    I had to drop my kid off at a summer camp halfway to his house, and decided to go up there and spend friday and saturday with his family.

    Day 1: Played Portal on Xbox 360 with his daughters. Never played it before. I sucked at it. They made fun of me.

    Then we played a board game version of Oregon Trial (available at target) and it was a lot of fun... Especially the fact that some of the cards actually had "press spacebar" on them. Just like the original computer game.
    I died first, of snake bite.

    Then we played "The Game of Life" - yes, the original. I took 3rd.

    Day 2: His wife works for the Sheriff's department of the town, and gets free access to the firing range. We reserved the whole range for the day. The five of us fired myriad weapons... 9mm, .40, .22 rifles and .380s

    Afterwards, we played Star Wars Monopoly, and despite owning The Death Star I lost.

    So basically, i didn't get on a computer for 48 hours, and shot guns and played board games... And you know what?

    It was probably the most fun I've had in years.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 07:42:05
    Re: Old School Fun
    By: Zombie Mambo to All on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:43 am

    Then we played a board game version of Oregon Trial (available at target) and it was a lot of fun... Especially the fact that some of the cards actually had "press spacebar" on them. Just like the original computer game. I died first, of snake bite.

    I saw this a while ago and thought it was pretty good: https://i.kyn-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/599/855/846.jpg
    Basically: With graphics in the style of Oregon Trail, showing 2 guys and one says "Terry? That's a girl's name." And in the next panel, that guy's lying on the ground with a flower next to a wagon and it says "You have died of dissing Terry."

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Zombie Mambo on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 14:00:31
    Re: Old School Fun
    By: Zombie Mambo to All on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:43 am


    So basically, i didn't get on a computer for 48 hours, and shot guns and played board games... And you know what?

    It was probably the most fun I've had in years.


    you are not a man
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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Nightfox on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:33:09
    Re: Old School Fun
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 09:42 am

    Re: Old School Fun
    By: Zombie Mambo to All on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:43 am

    Then we played a board game version of Oregon Trial (available at targe and it was a lot of fun... Especially the fact that some of the cards actually had "press spacebar" on them. Just like the original computer game. I died first, of snake bite.

    I saw this a while ago and thought it was pretty good: https://i.kyn-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/599/855/846.jpg
    Basically: With graphics in the style of Oregon Trail, showing 2 guys and on says "Terry? That's a girl's name." And in the next panel, that guy's lying the ground with a flower next to a wagon and it says "You have died of dissi Terry."

    Nightfox

    THAT'S a good one... That link didn't resolve for me but i found it here https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/599855-you-have-died-of-dysentery


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to MRO on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:35:47
    Re: Old School Fun
    By: MRO to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 04:00 pm

    Re: Old School Fun
    By: Zombie Mambo to All on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:43 am


    So basically, i didn't get on a computer for 48 hours, and shot guns and played board games... And you know what?

    It was probably the most fun I've had in years.


    you are not a man

    Guns.... Check
    Parenting... Check
    8-bit mockup game play... Check
    Sleeping in a garage... Check

    How again am I not a man!?!?

    :)


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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