Old School GamesI very rarely play computer games now because once I start, I cannot stop. Next thing I know, it will be 2017 and the kids are grown and in college or something.

So, I really couldn’t tell you anything about the new games that are out there. But back in the day, I was KING of Minesweeper, baby!

Of course, I played Super Mario Brothers on the Nintendo. But I am talking old DOS games and old games included on Windows 3.1. Ahhhh. Those were the days.

So, without further ado, I bring you the games I used to waste hours of my teenage (and college) years upon. I am pretty sure they contributed heavily to my carpal tunnel syndrome, too.

You can thank me when you finally emerge in 2017.

Tetris – Oh, come on! Do I even need to explain this game? I mean, this is a classic. I could play this game for hours, even now. It was one of the only games I bought for my DS Lite (yes, yes, a decade ago). So, so fun!! My brother and I would try to compete against each other. I don’t think either of us will admit that the other might be better.



Welltris – My mother used to work for Spectrum Holobyte, and as a result, I am pretty sure we got this game for free. It is like Tetris, except in a well. The pieces are flat and they “slide” into the well. The point is to clear lines without having any of your pieces “go over” against the wall. If all four walls are hit, the game is over.


Blockout – Like Welltris, but 3D. The point was to clear a plane. If you didn’t manage to clear all the planes, eventually, your blocks would stack up until it hit the top and then your game would be over. I loved all these Tetris-type games because of the spacial puzzling it took to figure out. I’m going to make my kids play these games because GEOMETRY.


Minesweeper – I LOVED THIS GAME. I used to dream this game. My brother and I would constantly try to beat each other’s high scores when we were younger and it was so much fun. Oh, and of course, I loved it because of the deductive reasoning and math skills it employed. I can’t wait until my kids play this game. I am pretty sure they will be unimpressed. TOO BAD.



Freecell – I wasted so much time in college procrastinating with this game. I loved it. Such a fantastic game of solitaire. I loved how every game could be solved if I just figured it out right. I would explain how the game is played, but I am too lazy. Trust me when I say it is better than Solitaire.

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courtesy of http://www2.isye.gatech.edu/

Ok. I am done. I didn’t say anything about this post being a deep or meaningful post. This was for pure nostalgia – and for a few hours of “Research” playing in order to reacquaint myself with the games. The things I sacrifice for my readers.

Alright. Hopefully, you didn’t kill too much of your precious “work” hours playing these games. See you on Friday.