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Who's got Cooties?

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We went to the antique show at Har Mar Mall last Friday and look what I stumbled upon ... a perfect Cootie game! Seeing it brings me right back to being six years old ... sitting at the kitchen table and assembling the cooties ... making them march in rows ... and when I was done putting them all back into their exact places in the box.

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I've seen parts of Cootie games at shows before but never one that had everything ... the directions ... all the bodies and their parts ... a perfect box. I never knew there were rules for this game ... had no idea you used dice. Playing with the Cooties at our house was kind of a quiet activity for rainy days or when you were home sick from school. Mom kept them up high in a cupboard that needed a chair and counter to get to. I don't know what happened to them after we cleared out the house ... hope they're in good hands.

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Look how cute they are all lined up in their box ... legs stuck into their holes ... bodies grouped together in one partition ... those little red eyes looking back at you. Kind of creepy kind of fun. But they look even better assembled and standing on their little green legs! So glad I found this treasure.

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Judy Deal

HAD ONE JUST LIKE THIS WHEN MY BROTHER AND I WERE LITTLE....MY GIRLS LOVED IT TOO. I THINK IT IS PACKED AWAY IN MY BASEMENT. TOMORROW I WILL FIND IT. MEMORIES!

Diane

Yup, that's the Cootie game we had, too....wow, what a find! And what memories this evokes. Our granddaughters play w/ our boys' old game, bigger pieces, and they've 'cutied' up the features so they aren't quite so creepy looking. Your heart must have skipped a beat when you found this treasure :-)

Sandi

My kid's used to play Cootie Bug when they were little. We never got rid of any of their games but just passed their favorites on to them and kept a few here. I think my daughter ended up with the Cootie Bug game. My favorite was Boggle as I love word games. :-) Enjoyed my visit to your shop the other day and will post about it on my blog in a few days. :-)

cindy Boyenga

I haven't seen this in years...yes.we played this as well and amazing you found the complete set! a great find! another favorite of ours was a metal top we would spin on the floor. monopoloy and playing various card games...like crazy 8's, Fish, War, Rummy,Canasta, ect ! I was looking at kids toys the other day...108.00 for a star wars plastic spacecraft..sad isn't it!

Donna M.

I remember those so well! Not only was the cooties game fun, but no batteries were required, LOL. We grew up with a lot of games in the house, with monopoly being the favorite. We also played cards on a regular basis. It didn't take much money to keep us amused. That was a good thing because we didn't have much money!

Amy

Oh great memory! There was an old set at the cabin; we would play on rainy days or before bed! It was EXACTLY like this set! And GEEEEZZZZ we drove by Har Mar just this past Saturday!
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Celine Perkins

I remember Cooties too!

Melisa

Wonderful memories! I didn't grow up in a game-playing family, but I'm trying to make sure my Grandies get lots of game time so I'm making memories with them!

Barb

Wow ~ was that a blast from the past. I had forgotten all about cooties. I wasn't lucky enough to have them as a kid but loved playing with them at friends houses.

Maine-lyQuilterPatti

I loved playing with cooties!!!!!! I'm jealous!!!!!!

Kelly Ann

eeeeewwwwww....you got cooties....:)

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