Happy times come and go but memories stay forever, and childhood memories are always cherished with fondness. In those days, small things were big enough for us to keep us rejoiced and hooked.
Are you feeling transported back to your childhood days already when you spent the time with your family members and played rounds of board games indoors? Alternatively, games like ludo, saap seedi (Snake & ladder), chupan chupai (Hide & Seek), etc on the rooftop.
However, Games like chess, ludo, snake, and ladder remained redundant for many of us all these years and gathered dust in the corner of our storehouse. And games like hide and seek, dark rooms are long-forgotten too. However, the lockdown has revived memories of those days and brought these games out of hibernation. These productive games are keeping us occupied now over anything else.
High on Persona tried to discover how TV actors are spending their leisure time and what they have to say about the games they played during their childhood.
I was the only child in the family; hence, my life was always about playing imaginary games and learning to self-entertain. I have grown up playing board games and video games and I think I play them well. These days, I am playing endless games of Sequence with my family. It is something we immensely enjoy and are addicted to. The loser of the tournament has to make a chain for the rest of us.
I played many indoor games. I used to love playing carom with my friends. It was very enthralling and fun-filled. Chupan chupai is also something that I used to play a lot back in my childhood. We would play this every evening after sunset. I was able to find some secret spots to hide and give my friends a challenging time.
I have played several board games in my childhood like carom, Ludo, Sap Sidhi, dark room, Chupan Chupai, etc. To be honest, during the lockdown, I have not played any of these games because I stay alone at my place. However, I still cherish those memories and miss my play station. Because this is the time, I need my play station the most.
I do not like indoor games too much. I like games, which involve physical activity. During my childhood, I used to love playing saap seedi and ludo and enjoyed them immensely. Now, I prefer to watch the web series and films.
We used to play Chupan chupai during nights or darkness. We used to hide at our own house and the person who would look for us would go crazy trying to find us. This used to be quite fun, now during the lockdown, I am playing board games to keep me occupied.
During my childhood, we played all possible games indoor games such as carom, ludo, dark room, chupan chupai. We also used to love to play hand cricket, book cricket, Atlas. During this lockdown, I am playing all those games again and reliving memories.
I have played a lot of Carom, Snake Ladders, and Chess. There was a time when I would win every game or round of chess but now it is the other way round, as I just do not win. I also cheat frequently in Carom, Snakes, and Ladders. However, I do not play any board games anymore. Moreover, during the lockdown period, most of my time goes into the work of voice over work, practicing guitar, and keyboard. In addition, Of course, I am watching a lot of movies and documentaries.
I have played all these games in my childhood. Nowadays I have rediscovered Freeze Tag – it is a great interval cardio activity. My kids look forward to playing this game every day and I have made that as a super cardio workout for us.
I have played everything from carom, ludo, dark room, chupan chupai, saap seedi, chess, etc. I fondly cherish the time I spent with my father while playing games like ludo and Saap Seedi. You would need six numbers to move forward and I would never get that number. Nevertheless, my father used to cheat and allow me to move forward.
My brother, my cousins, and I used to play carom, ludo, saapseedi, and UNO. I used to play chess with my father. I learned Rummy too but I did not play much of it. I am glad that I was born in those years when we were not playing only on the phones or tabs.