Was game playing associated with certain annual events, like holidays, birthdays, or vacation times?

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Was game playing associated with certain annual events, like holidays, birthdays, or vacation times?

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We always played on holidays with the family. What kinds of snacks and beverages were enjoyed during game playing? When my brothers were still in the house, they’d have their friends over to play games. I vividly remember that we usually had Bagles and a Blue Cheese dip that I called “Stinky Cheese.” However, I really liked “Stinky Cheese” and later Mom couldn’t remember how she made it. I really hate that she can’t remember it, because I loved it. By the way, we had our drinks in those wonderful aluminum tumblers that kept your drinks really cold. I loved those old tumblers. I want a set now, but they cost over $30 for the reproduction sets. If I have to pay that much for a reproduction, I am going to haunt some antique stores for some of the originals! Later, we just had whatever we had at the house at the time. Were there prizes awarded to game winners or even to losers? What kinds? Did everyone chip in towards purchasing the prizes? Not that I recall. Did your family or you ever do