Winter Break Fun with Vintage Computer Games


I was taking a browse through my local Target the other day to see the new things and to my delight found so many board games based off of vintage computer games from the 90s. The 90s were a great time to be a child and an even greater time for computer games. From Freddie Fish, to Sim City, Sim Safari, Transport Tycoon, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Oregon Trail, Chip’s Challenge, Titanic Adventure Out of Time, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, The Journeyman Project Turbo…the list could go on and on. I would like to think the mass-production of these computer games not only impacted my life as a child but impacted who we were to become as “millennials” (for better, or for worse).

And so, after making sight with all these board and card games based on vintage 90s computer games, I went home, opened up the app store, and found the original version of Rollercoaster Tycoon. I have been playing the game ever since.

December 2018 is the first Winter Break, in a LONG time (I’m talking since MIDDLE SCHOOL), where I (1) stayed in my loungewear; (2) sat on the couch and took a grand total of 74 steps in 24 hours according to my pedometer; (3) watched TV (Star Wars, Harry Potter, and becoming a regular of the latest new and vintage releases at the Alamo Drafthouse), and (4) played computer games for hours.

And It has BEEN absolutely GLORIOUS.

Cheers to completing the first semester of law school and cheers to Winter Break.

PS-I promise I did some “law school career-related things” as well—those will be in a post to come.