TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Games

These Edwardian games have such attractive graphics and the little captions on some of the squares are delighful.
These Edwardian games have such attractive graphics and the little captions on some of the squares are delighful.

Theme for the week: Games

Most of us have have some sort of game at home. It could be twister, a pack of cards, pick up sticks or a traditional game from another culture. Share a haiku that is inspired by a game you have enjoyed or have around your house.

Here is my contribution for the week.

Remember a time

When you could enjoy pleasure

Without electrics?

Featured contributions from the last challenge “Photo”

First in, LADYLEEMANILA with a lovely haiku about a precious family photograph with a wonderful history. https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/tjs-household-haiku-challenge-photograph/

Two lovely, thought provoking haiku from tuckedintoacorner here: https://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/freeze/

EAT ME offers a very interesting interpretation of the theme with a look at what we don’t see. Here: https://wormwoodwriting.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/photograph/

Welcome to Ruth from Mad Meandering Me for the first time contribution to the post. I love the story and history behind the photograph used as the promt! https://madmeanderingme.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/tjs-household-haiku-challenge-photograph/

About the objects

Every turn is a possible disaster. Have your puncture kit ready!
Every turn is a possible disaster. Have your puncture kit ready!

These are photographs of 3 old board games made in Melbourne around 1910. I found them in a box that was to be thrown out and rescued them. I love the graphics and the colours. The “National Bicycle Game” is a thrilling ride that could see you take a header in a ditch and or go to the police station for riding on the path! The thrills never end. The “Courtship and Matrimony” game is even more exciting with you racing to be the first to tie the knot. I particularly love the square that says “Jilted, go back to the fancy dress ball”

If all goes well you may be the first to tie the knot.
If all goes well you may be the first to tie the knot.

If you would like to participate in TJ’s Household Haiku challenge then you can use any aspect of the household item for an inspiration. “Photograph” could be the photo itself, its subject, the memories it inspires, where it came from, or what it is displayed in…be creative! It does not have to be an old or perfect photo…just whatever is about at home

If you are participating please write your a post on your own blog and add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section here and add “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” to your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

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18 Comments

    1. I just love them and despite the lure of computer games when I dragged them out of the cupboard, my 12 year old who had never seen them before instantly wanted to play. We actually found the rules on the internet and used an old dice and buttons. It was lovely. 🙂

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