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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:15 AM

If you're pre-video game age, what kinds of pencil and paper games did you play? [View all]

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Of court we did all sorts of games like the ones where you make boxes and color them in (what's it called?) and also Battleship, but I was trying to remember how we used to play this one game which I thought we used to called "Sea, Air and Land" or something like that.

It's a "pencil flicking" game where your ship moves forward by flicking the pencil and then you would redraw your ship where it wound up. Then you try to shoot at the enemy ship the same way -by flicking your pencil so the line will intersect their ship.

Remember anyone?

We also used to draw amorphous shaped obstacles in the way representing either forests or mountains or whatever...

I would love to hear your own memory of pre-video game "video games" (if you will -they WERE similar to early atari games).

remdi95

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