Feelin’ Retro

posted June 14th, 2018 by

In honor of an upcoming  big birthday I wanted to revisit some classics; cars and games we played as kids. After all, it became official when my co workers gave me a “vintage” tee shirt.

It’s no secret I love cars of all kinds, especially the classics. On a recent trip out West, I had the opportunity to tour the Peterson Car Museum and I enjoyed every minute.

Emmett Grogan wrote a fictionalized autobiography and included this story about a childhood favorite of mine.

It’s a game. A game played on the streets, for as long as anyone can remember. It is called Relievo (or Ringolevio), and the rules are simple. There are two sides, each with the same number of players. There are no time limits, no intermissions, no substitutes and no weapons allowed. There are two jails. There is only one objective, reach your home base before being tagged. If you get tagged, you are a prisoner of the opposite team.”

In today’s tech-heavy word, street games have become a nostalgic memory. Connecting humans through play was the original vision for our company and has withstood the test of time. Now more than ever a little nostalgia goes a long way and reminds us of the joys of being a kid again:)