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All these silly games and stuff Wedwand sees on the internet.

Take the “What’s my flower child name” quiz.
Try the “Who were you in a past life” quiz.
Challenge yourself with the “What song are you” quiz.

And of course, the most recent famous of all (and this one doesn’t even require an ap):
Dump a bucket of water over your head and help cure all diseases known to man.
(They do not do this game in many parts of the world because there is no water to waste in many parts of the world. In fact, they shouldn’t even do it in California because there is a drought there. Aw, but ain’t that America for you and me. )

So Wedwand decided to make up an easy game you can play in the event you actually want to conserve water and you don’t have access to these fancy aps they have these days.

Let’s call it the “Nickel Game.” (And please if you play it and enjoy it, send your friends to Wedwand.wordpress.com and click “like”. Shameless plug, sorta like a “plugged nickel.” Let’s make this game go viral:-)

It is very simple and truth be told, any coin will do. You don’t even need nickels, but they are more fun to play with. Let’s change it to the “Wedwand Spare Change Game” so we don’t offend the quarter, dime or penny for being left out.

Here’s how it goes
From a random pile of change, grab one coin.
Look at the year on the coin.
From that observation, list:

1 personal memory from that year.
1 historical event of that year.
1 song from that year.

Try not to look them up, but verify accuracy and you must after your choices. You can play this with friends at a party or all by yourself. The personal memory part will be a topic of discussion.

Here’s an example. From a random pile of change, my nickel said 1999.

1. My youngest daughter turned 5. Aw, she was cute.
2. Hmm. Bill Clinton had clandestine meetings with a young intern in the Oval Office.
3. Let’s go with Green Day, Good Riddance (Hope you had the time of your life).

You may need a computer or smart phone to verify. Turns out the blue dress scandal was in 1998. The Green Day song was released in 1997. This can be a tie-breaker if you are playing with others, closest to the year wins. (Minus 3 points.)

Let’s dig in to the bucket o change and try again. It’s a dime, from 1965.

1. My oldest sister was born, Aw, she was cute.
2. Martin Luther King led Civil Rights marches in Chicago.
3. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys.

Close, but those marches in Chicago appear to have started in 1966 after a “freedom rally” at Soldier Field on July 10. Wouldn’t It Be Nice was released also in 1966 on the Beach Boys Pet Sounds Album. (Minus 2 points.)

Gosh, this is so fun, let’s play again. It’s a penny from 1989.

Wait. Time’s up.

Tell me your 1.2.3. answers for 1989. Share this with your friends and help Wedwand go viral. Aw, it doesn’t matter if you do, but isn’t it a cute game?

HINT: You younger readers may want to select the bright shiny coins while you older readers may enjoy the old grisly ones.

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