During a Christmas of the mid-1980's, my aunt bought me a Waddingtons card game called Blockbusters Gold Run.
The game - based on the popular quiz show at the time: Blockbusters - had a plethora of questions that the players got to take turns in answering.
I have to be fair, I was quite young at the time and may not have appreciated that gift as much as I should have done. With that said, my aunt and I would watch Blockbusters whenever I would stay with her or she would be here with us. So - to her, it was perfect for me.
I don't know what has happened to the game, but - if you know what I am like nowadays - you'll probably guess that this would now be considered THE perfect gift because of my enjoyment of quiz shows and trivia.
While searching for gifts this year, I came across a new Blockbusters game. This one came in a tin case and had a Blockbusters question book and a small board which allows players to have their own game of Blockbusters.
I've gotta have that, I thought to myself. So I bought it.
I played it yesterday with my nephews and one of their girlfriends. I was the host. None of them had ever heard of Blockbusters, so I had to explain the rules before the game.
It was fun, but I couldn't help but wonder what my aunt would have thought of this 21st Century edition of something she bought me back when Blockbusters was at its peak. I am sure she would have enjoyed it. I know for sure she would have played along and I would not have been surprised if she was the one who would have taken over the question duty just to test that brain of mine.
Just like she always did.