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Oodles of Fun with Cat’s Cradle

By Jauretsi

Before we all had iPhones in our hands, we messed around with Rubik’s Cubes all day long. There were a few other brain games that took over our lives in the 80s, but the rawest fun of all was cat’s cradle — a maze of hand/eye coordination. It’s a string game with strategy. It’s cheap, it’s impossible to break, and it’s ageless. If you want some wholesome yet fun mental tasks for you or your family, take a look at a slew of cat’s cradle strings and playbooks found on eBay. Here’s a photo series of old school players (it is Throwback Thursday, after all). Somehow, these photos make you want to smile.

(Photo: Photographer Unknown)