-I played some games and some of them are the same as you play today.

 

-Let’s say tag? Did you play tag?

 

-We played all the games.  We played tag, hide-and-seek… We played in the house’s yard…

 

-Did you play blind man’s bluff?

 

-We played blind man’s bluff and football… Did you play football?

 

-Yes!!! My favourite!

– Your favourite! Always a favourite.  Let me ask you a question.  Today that you play football, where do you play? In the neighbourhood?

 

-No.

 

-You play in the field.  We also played football.   But unfortunately, when we played there was no field with grass.  Back then, which is not so long ago of course, we played in the dirt. And things were hard, we played in the dirt and there were rocks, we hurt our legs…

-Did you have toys then?

 

-Yes, of course. What did we play with?

 

-Cars?

 

-The farther back we go… Toys were played with our hands then.  As we come closer to today, toys are more… They are electronic, with buttons… At that time, we used our hands more to play.  Today you play more with the computer, you press buttons. Things were different then.   I, for example, played with toy soldiers.   They had them here, they sold them down at the stores, in these boxes. So, each box had plastic soldiers. And you bought them. You wanted to get, for example, Greek ‘tsolia’ soldiers. You went and got a box with 10-15 in. You could collect many soldiers! I had 200 soldiers at home.  So we got together in a room, let’s say the living room, and we would spread out our soldiers and play.

 

-War? Bang-bang?

 

-That too. And we did other things as well. We took the soldiers and throw bombs from afar, to see who would knock down more than the other. And we played for hours! I had around 200 soldiers. We played a lot with our soldiers. And we played board games a lot.