Growing up I used to play this game with my grandma on an almost daily basis. We didn't have the "real" game. Ours was a wooden board handmade by my grandpa. The marbles were mismatched, the dice were from random casinos, there was no box and there definitely weren't any instructions. But none of that took away from the fun we had playing.
So you can imagine my delight when I found this at a local vintage
Talk about a throw back. I don't think I'd ever seen "the real
thing"…in the box and all. I literally squealed when I laid eyes on
it and called my grandma the second I got home tell her about my sweet
Every time I wanted to play I would say to her, "Can I aggravate you?" And she'd say, "Sure, you can try." I can't even remember how old I was when we first started playing this game, but I know I was really young. And to this day I still aggravate her every chance I get.
You can bet on me paying her a visit this weekend with the sole purpose of aggravating her. (And telling her just how much all those years of aggravation have meant to me.)