Games for Rainy Days

February 7, 2007 at 11:40 pm 7 comments

You wake up early, go through the same routine–eat breakfast, brush teeth, take a bath–when the radio announcer says: “Wala pong pasok sa lahat ng mga eskwelahan sa NCR mula sa mababang paaralan hanggang sekundaryang paaralan dahil sa Signal #4!” (No classes for schools in NCR from elementary until high school because of Signal #4).

In the nineties, late stormy weather forecasts occured a lot in the Philippines. PAGASA back then did not seem to invest in the proper equipment in order to tell the weather. As if to add insult to injury, the bad weather cuts the electricity. What to do, what to do?

We had no generator before so my mom bought board games (so that my siblings and I could entertain ourselves). Of course, a deck of cards was a household staple. My favorite board games for the rainy days are Snakes and Ladders, Boggle, Monopoly, Pictionary, and Uno Stacko! I would compete with my siblings until we get bored or someone gets pikon.

The most ‘nakakapikon’ board games are Monopoly and Uno Stacko. Nobody leaves the living room unhurt or unoffended after those…at least in my family. Here’s a reminder of how Uno Stacko got famous.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Geoff  |  February 7, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Yes! This was really fun! Nauso din ung Jenga – a Japanese version but with wooden blocks naman). I actually still have both Uno Stacko and Monopoly at home!!! Love it!🙂

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  • 2. kidswereus  |  February 8, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Oo nga! Yung commercial pa ng Jenga diba yung may mga bata shrieking, “JENGA!” and their playmates would get rattled and the blocks would fall. Hay I love this game. Gusto ko rin pala ng Clue!

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  • 3. Irma  |  February 8, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Mahjong nilalaro namin nun eh hehe.. (yes, i know how to play mahjong since grade school. Grade 4 ata ako nun). Laro laro lang naman. Tsaka din snakes and ladders. Nakakawindang ang game na yan.😀

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  • 4. mk  |  February 9, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    I still have the original uno stacko set (the one without the return ekek)

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  • 5. marga  |  February 11, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I love bumming on rainy days. hahaha! i hate playing soccer when it rains! :I

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  • 6. Nico  |  February 21, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    hahaha! pag naglalaro kami dito ako yung palaging panalo kasi nangdadaya ako! whahaha! kasi pikon ako matalo! eh ang lalakas pa mangasar ng mga kapatid ko!

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  • 7. Sam  |  March 11, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    I love these stack games! Uno and jenga!

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