Reunited & It Feels So Good

Reunited & It Feels So Good

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Grail Find From My Childhood

While visiting my very good friend in Detroit, I stumbled onto a game from my childhood; Merry Milkman. While not a challenging game compared to today's games, I have very fond memories playing it with my parents. What ever happened to that game? It is a spin & collect game with very neat game components given its age, 1955! There were two versions, one had three trucks for three players, and the other had four trucks. Many thanks to Robin who allowed me to recapture a piece of my childhood.

As of late I have been thinking about my collection including how to grow it, manage it, and where to draw the line. My collection has grown tremendously this past year. Presently, I am feeling as if the collection lacks focus/boundaries. I have games that I love to play and games that I love to own but will rarely play. I have games that I consider a work of art, and games that I use to grow my collection through trading or Ebay. I have often contemplated the "Jones" theory. Cull games that are replaced by better games/mechanics.

While I doubt Merry Milkman will get played, I love the idea of recapturing my childhood. Owning Merry Milkman supports my wife's theory that I am a big "kid."