A Nosy question for the Boomers.....

Posted by: MacDee

A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:24 PM

I would like to know how many of our members are over 45. Just curious.....I don't want to feel all alone. wink Don't be shy now..... wave

I'm 57. rolleyes

Correction...I'm 56!

~Dee
Posted by: Bevlee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:26 PM

I'm 71, and having fun!!
Beverly in Florida
Posted by: kukaa

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:35 PM

I'm fifty, thank you!
Posted by: syd

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:42 PM

Hi Deedle -

I'm 49 and holding lol

And Tildie Sue is 106 in cow years but she can still pull a mean tractor wink
Posted by: Tom Sr

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:48 PM

I'll be 72 next month; I don't reckon it serves anyone to shave points here.
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:50 PM

I am in my 180's and owe it all to my love of adventure gaming, quality Merlot's and the friendship and understanding of our dear cow - Tildie.

OK maybe not my 180's - But it would be cool - well maybe not.

Ok Ok I am 45 going on 12. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

Laura
Posted by: Mary

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:51 PM

I'm 53.
Posted by: Gameman007

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 02:58 PM

56 here
Posted by: pbsears

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:01 PM

I'm 54! wave
Posted by: Midge

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:04 PM

Don't tell anyone but I'll be 59 on August 14th. I can't believe it. My mom can't either. I'm her baby. rolleyes wave
Posted by: Namma

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:07 PM

43 for one more month!

Hugs, Cheryl
Posted by: tigger

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:15 PM

40 and proud of it!!!

Hugs

Tig wave
Posted by: BillyBob

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:16 PM

What is 71 in Monkey years??? laugh
Posted by: ups4

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:17 PM

47 here....going on 20.
Games keep your mind sharp and your figure trim.(can't eat when you're wrapped up in the middle of the gas puzzle in Schizm.....)
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 03:19 PM

BillyBob,

I think that would be 4. Don't you know monkeys can't count hoohoo chee cheeeeee. laugh

Laura
Posted by: Jenny

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 04:03 PM

71 seems to be a popular number here--I'll be there in a couple of weeks......
Posted by: Cherie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 04:10 PM

My body is 68, my mind 35, my spirit is ageless.
Posted by: asazen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 04:18 PM

late forties, thats as close as I'm getting!! wink

asazen
Posted by: Kriskips

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 04:22 PM

I am 46.

--Kristine
<img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
Posted by: asazen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 04:23 PM

OK, VERY late forties! rolleyes

asazen
Posted by: KarenNJ

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 04:42 PM

59 will be 60 in November..but I don't feel it and nobody knows unless I tell them...sooo that should knock 10 years off but it doesn't. LOL

Karen eek
Posted by: Marian

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:05 PM

47. smile
Posted by: Sparky

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:20 PM

Great question, Deedle! wave

I opt for 58 for now! My, time ( get it, my time ) flies when I'm having fun!! laugh laugh

Love,

Sparky smile smile smile
Posted by: rainbowlady

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:22 PM

well i'm not 45 or over ..but i'm getting there.
42 next month. eek
holly
Posted by: which2

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:31 PM

Great question MacDee...it's nice to have an idea of the age group you are connected with. I'm 45 and enjoying it so much more since I found Gameboomers!
Posted by: Dagokid

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:37 PM

45 here and don't feel it, thank goodness. Glad to here I am in such good company.
kid <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:38 PM

My bod will be 54 next month. My mind tends to change depending on what game I'm playing at the moment. <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
Andrea laugh
Currently playing Circle of Blood
Posted by: colpet

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:38 PM

I'm 43.
Posted by: burpee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 05:44 PM

Namma, you're just a baby laugh I'll be 47 in 17 more days smile (every day above ground is a good day)
Marian, you go girl, 47 is a good age!
Posted by: Sunnydde

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:04 PM

Sunny is 54 and still shinning.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:08 PM

42 and still smiling, till August.
Posted by: Skinter

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:13 PM

Yeeesssh!!!! I feel like a little baby here! I'm only 20! Turning 21 on August 23rd! rolleyes

Now don't any of you come up to me and grab my cheeks and say how cute I am! rolleyes I hate that! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
Posted by: acornia

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:32 PM

Namma, I turn 44 come Wednesday. wave eek wink
Posted by: Marian

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:34 PM

Burpee, that's the ticket, you keep telling me what a good age 47 is, and maybe I can convince myself of the same thing. lol
Posted by: Jenny

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:34 PM

Ok, Mac, I won't, but is it all right if I pat your little........

No, I guess not!!! lol
Posted by: Silver Sarge

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 06:41 PM

This is just terrific!

I had my arm twisted and had to attend a seminar on why it is difficult to get high quality recruits in the Canadian Forces. What a snooze! Anyway...one of the things they brought up was the ubiquitous "generation gap" and how the youth of today embrace change and new technology more readily then the boomer generation. Of course being the sh*t disturber that I am; I had to point out that my parents in their 60's were on their 4th computer and that we(pushing 40) had lost count. I was told that we were ther exception rather than the rule. So GAME ON BOOMERS! Fight the good fight and put all of those hoighty-toighty statistians in their place!

Sherry
Posted by: fildil

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 07:02 PM

Well, I hate to admit that I'm going to be 60 in September. Getting old is the pits, but as my husband says, it beats the alternative.
Posted by: esube

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 07:40 PM

46. Six days younger than Bill Gates. I still have six days to catch up to him. smile
Posted by: Calypso

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:35 PM

46 for 5 more weeks. wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:39 PM

Go for it Jenny! I think he only put his face off limits. happydance

48 years and looking forward to at least 52 more. laugh
Posted by: syd

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:41 PM

I hate to say this guys but we're old lol lol
Posted by: Polo

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:42 PM

If it makes any of you feel better...i'am 20 <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

rolleyes
Posted by: Mugsy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:46 PM

Yeah Jenny go for it, cheeks are cheeks where ever. wink
50,and I agree it is better than the alternative. laugh
Posted by: Cat in the Hat

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:49 PM

Somebody told me I'm 48. I can't believe it, either (what happened to 25?) wave
Posted by: Mugsy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:54 PM

I'm pretty clear on 25 but the space between 30 and 40 is pretty fuzzy !!! eek wink
Posted by: Glenna

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 08:58 PM

I'm 52 and still kicking! It's great to be here with others around my age. I always get looked at like I'm strange when I buy games at a game store. wave
Posted by: infernoj13usa

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:17 PM

Well LOL! I never really paid attention to how old I was, I thought for this whole past year that I was going to be 50...But my supervisor informed me (today in fact) that since I was born in 1954 that would make me 48. I told her I'd just chalk that one up to "mentlepause".
laugh <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" /> laugh <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
***Inferno stares into the bathroom mirror and repeats to herself "I'm as old as my tongue, and a little older than my teeth!"***
Posted by: infernoj13usa

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:21 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Glenna:
I'm 52 and still kicking! ..... I always get looked at like I'm strange when I buy games at a game store.
Ya know....I do to. They always ask me if they could help me... lol so, know what? Today I replied with...."Yeah , you can help me...tell your buyer to put more Adventure Games out on the shelves, pal!" laugh
Posted by: sami5901

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:22 PM

I'm 60 but young at heart. Diane lol
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:27 PM

Wow..this is great! happydance I love all this company.... happydance
Posted by: Bastet

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:32 PM

I'm in the kids group... 38 almost 45! happydance
Posted by: Bob

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:33 PM

Hey Deedle,

56 <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
Does that make me 50ish or 60ish? laugh
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:39 PM

Well Bob....you're past the middle mark (55) so I guess that makes you 60ish. happydance
Posted by: Namma

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:46 PM

Inferno, I did about the same thing. I spent nearly 10 months being 34 when really I was only 33. (That nice officer told me so) So I finished out the year as 34 and then when I had my birthday I got to be 33. It was a great year, only bad thing was that 35 came around way to fast.

Burpee, I am not a baby! And if you don't stop saying that I'm going to hold my breath til I turn blue!

Hugs, Cheryl
Posted by: vermin

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 09:58 PM

57 here. Just another old fogie who doesn't feel even close to that. I had to ask mr. vermin how old I was! That's either denial, or just plain senile...
Posted by: Bristol

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 10:22 PM

62 on the outside, 16 inside and still wondering what I'll be when I grow up.
Posted by: Pandora

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 11:06 PM

Now see that? It looks like several of you got confused back when you bought those fake ID's! wink
Posted by: mabeco

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 11:48 PM

48 - but not admitting it! lol

Mary Beth
Posted by: sccurrie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 11:50 PM

I am 45 until Sept. 22nd.
Posted by: DBK

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/15/02 11:56 PM

Well, I'm not 45 yet! At least not until December!!
wave
Posted by: PAR

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 12:01 AM

I'm 48 for 3 more months. Then I think I'll be 49 for a few years.
Posted by: Kevin Wickham

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 12:44 AM

Hey MacDee, I don't mind sharing my age with y'all. I am 46 and very proud of it. wave smile <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: Sassy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 12:58 AM

Let's see if I have a choice between the Nifty Fifty or Half a Century.........
I think I'll take the Nifty Fifty.

Thankyouverymuch laugh
Sassy
Posted by: HorseDancer

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:11 AM

Hi!
I will be 59 on Aug. 1st!! funny how time seems to go by faster as one gets older!!

happydance
Posted by: Bea

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:32 AM

52 for another couple of months. Michial is 51 but catches up to me for about a month laugh
Posted by: nickie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 02:32 AM

You people are too funny, I couldn't pass this up. Do you think one of the reasons that gameboomers works so well is the heavy influence of older people? Not that you're heavy, hehe. Aw, the physical shell is 45, and I'm proud to join this group! wave
Posted by: Thatldu1421

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 02:45 AM

Maybe we should change the name of this website from "GameBoomers" to "BabyBoomers", eh?? I am a very young 55.

------------------
"Keep your back in the corner .... they can't chew off what they can't get at!!"
Posted by: SnowMoon

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 02:56 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by nickie:
Do you think one of the reasons that gameboomers works so well is the heavy influence of older people?
Yep..... laugh
Posted by: Dumbledore

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 03:19 AM

Hi,
will be 49 next week, another adventure to look forward to!
Posted by: VHLMagic

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 05:43 AM

wave smile

Hi all,

I just had my 56th birthday this month on the 7th hehe.
I am having a ball playing my Might & Magic 9 and have Schizm and Mystery of the Druids waithing to be played.
My husband and sons know what I want for gifts and ofcourse I give hints hehe. smile
Hey we are a very special and fun group here.
Posted by: granny

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 05:47 AM

68 in a couple weeks.

Hey Jenny, happydance
Posted by: Lorryrose

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 06:14 AM

I must say that I thought everyone would be much younger. I'm 52 for the time being. <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />
Posted by: Bristol

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 08:22 AM

Hey, TSS, I think your UBB Poll would be a very good idea. Somebody out there somewhere ought to realize that not all computer games players are males between 16 and 25! Mind you, I like space oriented ones too. My father was sci-fi mad and I was brought up on the old pulps and BEM's. Biggest disappointment of my life when I realized I was never going to space travel.
Posted by: Happy Gamer

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 09:13 AM

I love this question....explains why the posts here are usually thoughtful and folks are so considerate and supportive of one another...we're past the point of big egos and such....and have you guys noticed the wealth of knowledge and experiences here that often surface when talking about different games,etc...now I know why happydance
Happy Gamer
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 09:31 AM

Actually Thatldu, that's how we got our name. lol We are babyboomers that love to game. lol

I think Rick's idea of a poll is great. I doubt it will have much impact, but it may surprise publishers and give them food for thought. The publishers also need to find another way to count sales.....IMHO
Posted by: Betty Lou

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 09:49 AM

66 here (birthday in Feb.) - glad to be a member of this wonderful group - I do believe we have more in the 20-30 group but I could be wrong. It's funny how one gets an impression of a players age and gender from their 'handle' and their posts.....doesn't mean you get it right but a mental picture forms in ones head and its a surprise if/when you find out you were way off base...
Love, Betty Lou laugh
Posted by: Andy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:10 AM

Hey everyone,

54 here, and in good company. Someone earlier on mentioned how gaming bridges the generation gap, and I find that to be true usually whenever I go to my local EB or GameStop store. Recently I was in there, heard a man looking for a game "like Myst" and so showed him all the cool adventure games on the shelves. He ended up walking out with three of them, and the young male clerk thanked me for my help. BTW, he was very knowledgeable about adventure games, and we had a fun discussion about them. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

I, too, think that a poll would be interesting, although we may not have the numbers here to impress a publisher. Worth a try, though, TSS! And you bring up a good question about how many of us would be willing (or able) to shell out $50 to spend on a game. Well, I just heard that the average yearly income of a college graduate in this country is $75,000!! eek I think I need to move to Mexico, in that case lol My limit on a game price is way under $50...

wave Andy
Posted by: Michael

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:12 AM

Lets put it this way You don't ever want to be my age tehehehe wave
Posted by: Witchen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:20 AM

"Do you think one of the reasons that gameboomers works so well is the heavy influence of older people?"


Yuppers! Especially at the 64 mark and happily gamin', hummin' and countin'!!!!!!.....LOL laugh laugh laugh

I sure do think so, Nickie! smile

Love, Witchen =O) smile
Posted by: Pokey

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 11:28 AM

Hey, Betty Lou, I'm 66 too....and branching out. I get my first console next month--a Playstation 2. It's not like I don't have enough PC games to play! Keep on gaming! happydance happydance
Posted by: Claudette

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 11:57 AM

Mornin' Everyone. Just like a couple of folks above I will be 66 next month. Even though the old bod doesn't respond as well anymore the mind sure does. That's probably why I enjoy adventure games so much. I'll be damned if I'm going to just lie back and let old age be an excuse for not having some fun out of life. You all are wonderful. Happy Gaming, Claudette

PS Am I the only one without an Avatar?
Posted by: Mr 2 u

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 12:39 PM

Wow your all oldies *snicker* just kiddin.
I'm 25 but wish I was retired so I could sit at home all day and play Adventure games smile that would be great!
Posted by: oldman

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:10 PM

65 and single, planning on staying that way. (After 4 failed marriages I figure I must not be the marrying kind).

Got hooked on Sierra games in the early 80s and been gaming ever since.

Plan on playing music and gaming as long as I can lift a sax and move a mouse.
Posted by: PATSY

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:31 PM

Hi all,
I'm 70 & stillwork 40 hrs or so a week. Guess I figure adv gaming & work keep your mind active.
Posted by: Roz

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:35 PM

49 years old. Started playing infocom text adventures and I've been hooked ever since.

Roz
Posted by: puppytoes

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:44 PM

I am 52 and I have become addicted to adventure games. I love this website.

Puppytoes happydance
Posted by: o1alien

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 01:47 PM

I am 50 and when I grow up I want to be a "hair braider" at Disneyworld!!!!! ET wink wink
Posted by: acornia

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 02:14 PM

TSS 'bite your tongue'. smile Have been a sci-fi reader since I was ten. Liked playing The Dig and The Ward. Embarassed to admit used the walkthru so could find out what happened next quicker on Ward. Also like seeing what other places look like and 'visiting' historical settings and times. Particularly liked Beyond Atlantis and The Messenger. Don't leave out mysteries like Laura Bow and Amerzone and book related games. Can leave out all the spooky scary ones though, revenge themes, and time sequences. blush wink <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 02:33 PM

48 years old but only 3 as a gamer but who's counting!
Posted by: b42241

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 02:58 PM

61 years young and proud of it!
Posted by: ron.etti

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 04:27 PM

I also can't beleive that there are so many boomers over 50...Where are all the young WHIPPER SNAPPERS at? What is a wipper snapper ANYWAY? thanks...ron.etti.......P.s. im 52 thank you. <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
Posted by: burpee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 04:29 PM

Hey Dee, thanks for posting this question. So many people who I've never seen post before have added their postings to this one. It's nice to see new faces smile
Posted by: SuMac

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 04:49 PM

Boy, I go off line for a couple of days, and when I come back, you have this really fun thread going. So I have to join in too - I'm 61, and my only regret is that I didn't start computering and gaming long ago.

P.S. The reason I was off line is I was moving into my new condo where I have a real "computer room", with lots of space for games, WT's, manuals, etc. Of course, these things are strewn all over the floor right now, cause I was so anxious to get my computer up and running again. Glad to be back! happydance
Posted by: MOUSEPOLICE

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 05:00 PM

Hello everyone,
Mousepolice here from the UK
I'm the big 50 on July 13th
Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: lasanidine

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 05:21 PM

I have been away working and look what I find when I come back. True confession time.
I have been 39 for such a long time that I cannot remember any other number (65 sound familiar). <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
I have been tinkering with computers since the first main frames got on line long before the web was ever thought of. I have read every SF that was ever published. I would not give up my computer for anything. I will never get old and want to live for ever just to see what new thing are coming around the corner. And let me say this, I have never meat a GameBoomer who was old what ever his/her age was. wink
Posted by: Albert

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 06:03 PM

I'm just a little over 45.

Albert
Posted by: Gamer

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 06:45 PM

45 till August 19th!
Posted by: Snowshoe

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 06:55 PM

Hi All!
I agree with Laura... Good Merlot does wonders for longevity! 1954 was a GREAT year! wave
Posted by: sugnessie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 07:36 PM

Hi All! What a great topic! I have just turned 60, (yikes), some days feel and look like I am 40, and some days feel and look like 70!
This IS a great site, very friendly and helpful.
My husband and I spent the afternoon going to EB, Best Buy, and Circuit City. NO adventure games at all. What gives?
Posted by: Rowan

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 07:57 PM

I'll be 54 on July 7th. But when I'm playing games, I am whatever age the main character is! wink

Row wave
Posted by: chrisdist

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 08:21 PM

46!
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 08:31 PM

Welcome bluegrass!

I agree burpee....this is a wonderful turnout. happydance

I hope you will all come and take the poll when Bob sets it up. It's time for the publishers to wake up and smell the Ben Gay! eek
Posted by: Cilla

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:04 PM

Just think what games we might get written especially for us:-

The Big Grey Adventure
Alice through the Magnifying Glass
The Departure (sorry!)
Gallstone Chronicles
Blue Rinse
Broken Hip 1 (and 2)

Second thoughts, don't think we should tell the
developers how old we are!

Cilla (51)
Posted by: MaG

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:22 PM

There are days I really can't remember how old I am. Have to constantly do the math - just like right now <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> - am 54 til September!

MaG
Posted by: Fongo

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:26 PM

Randy at JA+ has done a couple of these demographic surveys of adventure gamers at his site over the years. I know that he's been trying to forward this information on to designers and developers over the years, but I don't think he's had many takers. If anyone remembers more, feel free to jump in.

I may be mistaken, but I remember that the results did indeed show that adventure gamers were by in large older, better educated and made more money that your average gamer (and half were women).

As a 33-year old, may I just say that you people make feel very young. Thanks! laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: burpee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/16/02 10:45 PM

lol lol wave
Posted by: Titan

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 01:34 AM

Quite a fascinating response to a question which, when presented verbally, could very well elicit silent disdain or downright hostility. The community aspect of this place surely contributes to this also. I submit my 55 years as proof that a foolishly spent youth ages gracefully eventually.
Posted by: Kenneth M. Hinds

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 02:37 AM

50 and was thinking along the same lines as Nickie and several others. I can't remember seeing a post by a monitor on this site where someone either was admonished to behave themselves in a post or had their post deleted for improper use of language or treatment of another poster. Threads closed for wandering far a field of the intended posting limits don't count.

From what I've seen on other game forums this seems to be a somewhat rare situation and I wondered if our ages have a lot to do with the way we treat each other.

Ken
Posted by: advgamer

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 03:01 AM

I am 37.
Posted by: trapezoid

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 04:05 AM

whoa! I'm one of the young 'uns at 42...-laurie
Posted by: ratracer

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 04:09 AM

I'm 41 but playing adventure games always makes me feel (even!?) younger...
Posted by: genf

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 05:30 AM

38. Looks like I'm one of the younger boomers !!??

What's more important... my wife expects our third child any day now.
Posted by: Mammamu

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 06:10 AM

Hi all,
I am as old as MacDee. Do you remember?Right!
We are 57 - a very good age. I have been very happy since I passed 50. That is something to look forward to, you babies.
Christina
Posted by: dmtomchick

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 07:19 AM

Wow! I am so amazed at how many people here are over 40! I am a 33 year old woman. <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" /> When I first found Gameboomers, I figured most of the people would be much younger than me, and male. I was very surprised when I peeked at some profiles back then ('cos I'm nosy) and saw many people listing their occupation as "retired" and mentioning grandchildren, and also surprised that there seem to be an equal amount of both sexes here. Let's face it--the stereotype of a gamer IS a teenaged boy, and I was guilty of assuming that was the type of people who were here. I was just so glad to find that I was wrong, and that I am not alone in being the only adult female who plays computer games! I swear, people in "real life" look at me like I'm nuts when I talk about my gaming hobby! Thanks to my fellow adult gameboomers, I know I'm not crazy!

Dawn
Posted by: Midge

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 07:39 AM

happydance happydance wave
What a great thread Deedle. Thanks.
Posted by: katt2

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 07:43 AM

happydance
hi i'm 51
katt2
Posted by: Kickaha

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 07:50 AM

Hello I'm 45 (at least for the next few days.)

People like wine do improve with age ... and I think people are maturing later as well. In terms of how to behave as part of society rather than how soon can they do adult things.

Cheers, Peter.
Posted by: SnowMoon

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 08:13 AM

I will forever be "29 and holding", but technically I will be 35 in 3 weeks... wave
Posted by: nolalou

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 08:35 AM

I turned 50 last February! Not sure if I feel smile or frown about it!

Louis
Posted by: burpee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 11:06 AM

Louis, I'm right behind you. You better keep going if you want to win the race smile

Hey, Midge, you forgot to put your address down. I've got my beach ball inflated and dug out my bikini <yeah, right> smile
Posted by: judith

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 12:44 PM

my mind is 23 but the body went ahead without me so I guess I'm 53 (May 1)
Posted by: Debra

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 04:01 PM

Wow, Bob, you're even older than me eek I'm
50 but 16 on the inside. I can't believe how many
of us are of "a certain age".
Posted by: Taylor's Mom

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 04:13 PM

I seem to be on the younger end. I turned 30 this year. It's interesting to see everybody's age. I usually think of anyone I know online to be around my age.

Steph smile
Posted by: Skippy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 05:36 PM

I'll be 51 next month. Body is still intact, but mind went at the onset of BAAGS. happydance
Posted by: Marcie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 06:32 PM

Shame on me!!!!!!!! frown I should visit the other forums more often......... Bad Marcie. I'm 58, but I keep forgetting wink . I have more energy and need less sleep than my 37 year old daughter!! Then I walk past a mirror and wonder "who is that lady? Lady? When did I stop being a girl and become a lady? Probably when that first stranger in line at the grocery store stopped asking me how many children I have and now asks how many grandchildren I have. (the first time that happened I was shocked.....LOL) So, I guess I can go back into my profile and add this information now LOL lol lol lol
Posted by: Zanthia

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/17/02 06:33 PM

44 for another month. Seeing all the ages here makes me feel almost like a youngster compared to so many of you. I sure hope I will still be gaming like some of you do now who are in their 50's and 60's.
Posted by: Duststorm

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/18/02 01:16 AM

I have been on this planet for 68 years.As fast as these years have come and gone I feel that I must be talking dog years here.
Posted by: Sequoia

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/18/02 07:59 PM

Great topic MacDee! I'm also a 1954 product. So I'm going to be 48 this August. My driver's license says that I was born in 1959 (I think they couldn't read my writing, darndest thing) so I'll just go with that! lol Sequoia
Posted by: Cynch

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/18/02 09:02 PM

Well, for the next couple of months, I'll still be 68. wave
Cynch
Posted by: kawasuna

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/18/02 09:41 PM

I'm 44!
Posted by: nickie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/18/02 09:46 PM

I love that Judith (My body went on without me). laugh
Posted by: Witchen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/18/02 10:50 PM

WOW! I am truly impressed! Gameboomers is an absolute boat load of amazing, wonderful, funny, excellent, outstanding, brilliant, young-at-heart Boomer folks. It is a pleasure to be a part of such esteemed company! smile

happydance happydance happydance

Love, Witchn =O) smile
Posted by: Liz

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/19/02 01:40 AM

this IS a great group to be in............i didn't realize we were all so mature and sophisticated.......hee hee.......but truly, i love being in the ranks of the babyboomer gameboomers!!

46 til october........and I think i'll definitely be an adventure gamer when i grow up...... happydance
Posted by: Soren A

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/19/02 12:31 PM

All those youngsters! I will celbrate the big 80 next year.

Soren A
Posted by: Jan

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/19/02 02:59 PM

39 ... for the 16th time.
Posted by: Scout

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 12:06 AM

My age? I had to count forward from 1951 to realize I was 51. I haven't been able to remember my age since I turned 23. Some of my friends think I'm 54. Others think I'm 48. There's one who swears I'm not a day past 40. Who am I to tell them otherwise? I'm not sure myseif most of the time. That's good, right?

Mike
Posted by: Bryansmom

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 04:06 PM

I really want to go to Midge's party, so:
I'm 36! wave
-Beth
Posted by: carmen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 05:48 PM

I nearly missed this! I have been avoiding this particular forum to prevent BAAGS!

That has not stopped me from getting this week, Jerusalem, The Watchmaker and Dark Fall!!!!

Well I am 58 and very happy to be in such good company as with you lot
happydance
Posted by: syd

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 06:30 PM

Just for the heck of it I averaged our ages [okay I admit it, I'm bored right now] and so far we boomers are 51.5 years young happydance
Posted by: Sequoia

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 08:05 PM

Uhhh, just being nosy and all and I know how very busy you've both been lately, but I've noticed that Singer and Jen in Chicago haven't had a chance to post their messages yet. We're looking for them you two. Sequoia
Posted by: Namma

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 08:35 PM

Quote:
Uhhh, just being nosy and all and I know how very busy you've both been lately, but I've noticed that Singer and Jen in Chicago haven't had a chance to post their messages yet. We're looking for them you two. Sequoia
Sequoia, Our very own Singer (aka Dennis the Menace) will always be going on 6 <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" /> . He will never qualify for the over 45 club.

Love you Jack! <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
Cheryl
Posted by: Singer

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 08:41 PM

All right, Sequoia, you talked me into it. It's not like I can pretend I haven't been hanging around the boards, can I? lol lol

I'm 7.... (at least, that's what my last psych evaluation says rolleyes )

But rumour has it I'm really 34.

Jack

EDIT: HEY!!! Trying to beat someone else to the the punch (in the nose) around here is IMPOSSIBLE!!!

P.S. Cheryl, Dennis the Menace is a poseur. I'm the real deal! wave wave
Posted by: Sequoia

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 09:46 PM

Singer,if you're really as young as 7 I noticed that you are posting in Central Time and it is WAAAYYY past your bedtime! Time to toddle off.
Sequoia
P.S. Even though you (and I'm sure tons of others) don't truly qualify as 'Boomers' we love you all and your presence makes this board so very rich. wave
Posted by: DrAndrew

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/20/02 11:47 PM

Well, I guess I fall somewhat below the average age on here. 26 was a good age...so was 34...40...not so good. I'm 42, act like a 16 year old (or a 6 year old) at times, and generally feel my age when looking after my 7 month old daughter, or after teaching 4 night classes in a row.

Cheers!

DrAndrew
Posted by: Squirrely

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 12:13 AM

I'm 65
Posted by: Jenny

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 02:31 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Kenneth M. Hinds:
I can't remember seeing a post by a monitor on this site where someone either was admonished to behave themselves in a post or had their post deleted for improper use of language or treatment of another poster.

From what I've seen on other game forums this seems to be a somewhat rare situation and I wondered if our ages have a lot to do with the way we treat each other. Ken
Ken, as far as admonishing posters, it does happen, but it's fairly uncommon. We do have those few who simply will not conform to our guidelines, and have to be told not to come back, but again, that is rare too. As you say, I think the maturity level of our members has a great deal to do with this--it seems to me that even the younger members are more mature than many others of their age group.

I know that there are Boomers older than I am, but I think that Soren takes the prize as GRANDFATHER BOOMER! (Grandfather being the respectful way to refer to an older man in the Navajo culture.)
Posted by: Bea

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 05:10 AM

Jenny, let's not forget Uncle Norm who is 90 and frequents the board even though I don't know if he plays adventure games. Although i am sure Peter would have introduced him to Xiama if nothing else laugh
Posted by: Angela

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 09:40 AM

Almost 49. My 40's have definitely been my best decade so far--I'm thinking my 50's will be even better!
Posted by: Doris

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 07:38 PM

I'll be 71 next month....same as Tom Sr. I see. I have 5 boomer children but they are not sharp enough (apparently) to be gameboomers. (mine is the 20th, Tom, when is yours?)
Posted by: Bruce Fielder

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 09:12 PM

This is a great thread! Like Syd, I calculated the average age to be just over 51. Out of the 124 replies so far, the age groups break down as:
20's = 3
30's = 11
40's = 43
50's = 42
60's = 18
70's = 6
80's = 1

I am 49 as of this May, but like many others, my internal age feels like 35 or 38. I have to stay young-thinking as I have an eight year old son!

This forum is absolutely the best on-line group I've ever found and I now know one reason thanks to this question. Thanks to everyone who contributes to my enjoyment of adventure gaming through this site, particularly to the monitors who make this happen! smile
Posted by: Bob

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 09:21 PM

Hi Bruce,

Interesting stats but I'm not in the least bit suprised. I'm wondering if I should make the minimum age requirement 39. lol

Just kidding of course. No matter what age, I think all of the members here are the greatest.

Bob
Posted by: qtPAT2t

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/21/02 11:54 PM

I will be 50 on July 7th!! I'm GOLDEN!!!! My 40's were the WORST, so the 50's HAVE to be better!!!! I've got "everything" out of the way that I was supposed to go through in my 50's... so bring it on!!! eek laugh
Posted by: Rowan

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 08:02 AM

qtPAT2t, I have the same birthday as you. smile I will be 54.

Row
Posted by: Jen in Chgo

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 09:14 AM

Sequoia, you wanted to know how old I am? lol
If Jack is 7 then I'm 5 but I'm very mature for my age. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

Actually I'm 30-something, or turning 29 for the 5th time this October. wink

laugh Love, Jen laugh
Posted by: katie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 09:28 AM

Thought I should be counted among all the young seniors and young young. I am 67, but will be 68 July 21. Why is it I remember being 18, but a difficult time remembering what happened last week. My husband and I will celebrate our 50th in October. What a great site this one is.
Love and God's Blessings to all, Katie
Posted by: Midge

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 10:26 AM

Thank you Katie. And congratulations on your upcoming anniversary.H-m-m-m-m-m. That should be on another thread...how many years has everyone been married? What'd'ya think? Too personal? wave It's looking like rain here so I'll have to move the cookout to someone's else's house where the sun is shining. Any volunteers? wave
Posted by: Texess

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 10:45 AM

Hi. I haven't posted much, but couldn't let this poll go by. I'm 54, I love my God, I love this country, I love my adventure games, and I think Gameboomers is great.
Posted by: Braveheart

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 03:23 PM

I'll be 57 in August and that is pretty good going in wild west central Braveheart land with its hellish diet and terrible alcohol and tobacco habits, none of which I now subscribe to.
I subscribe instead to two other health hazards - a wife from Alpena, Michigan, and being a game fanatic who refuses to give up his beloved Mac. Try reading most of the adventure game descriptions on this board in the knowledge that you can't play them! (Yes, I have had a look at Virtual PC and I don't fancy it.)
Can any of our UK posters help me with the problem of contacting game help-teams who demand a US or Canadian state or province name and a 10-digit phone number?
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 05:17 PM

Thank you so much Braveheart for posting. happydance Ever since last December 1st, I thought I was 57. After looking at your birthyear, it turns out I'm 56 and won't be 57 until December. happydance

Tell your wife "Hi"...I'm from Battle Creek, MI. wave

~Dee
Posted by: Witchen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 05:24 PM

FOTFL, MacDeedle......hahahahahaha smile What a nice surprise! smile

Love, Witchen =o) smile
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 05:31 PM

Oh Dee lol

So what you going to do with your extra year now that you found it. laugh

Love Laura
Posted by: Beerhead

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 05:45 PM

Well,I can tell you that Methusalah was my grandfather!!!Nahh! Im 74 in body 14 in head.
Posted by: Polo

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 06:12 PM

Hey Braveheart, Nice to see a fellow scot posting here smile
Posted by: Doris

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 06:13 PM

Well, Dee, now that you have 'fessed up..I said I was going to be 71 next month...duh! I will be 72. I guess I just didn't want to face it. If it's ok with you, I'll just take your extra year for the one I just lost. wave wave I'm curious, has there ever been a longer post(with more responses?)
Posted by: Skinter

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 06:19 PM

Doris:

Have you read Singer and Jen in Chgo's contest post that just ended recently? Unfortunately, I didn't win again! rolleyes That post included over 220 replies. Jack wouldn't keep his trap shut half the time! laugh laugh laugh

Trust me, Doris. You never want to mess with Singer and Jen in Chgo when they are together on the board! laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: Tom Sr

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 06:51 PM

Doris, it looks like you're a few days older than me. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> I won't be 72 until the 25th. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
Posted by: Linds

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 06:57 PM

I'm 47 and the mother of a gorgeous 12 year old "special angel".
happydance smile
Posted by: Jenny

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/22/02 08:35 PM

Dee and Doris, you do realize that you've completely fouled up Bruce's careful statistics? lol
Posted by: KateVa

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/23/02 04:28 PM

Age?? At 59 I have trouble remembering my name never mind my age... <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
Posted by: Leeana

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/23/02 06:46 PM

Hello All,
Age? How Old I'am? who counts honestly I'am 53 going on 54 feel like 22 wave
Posted by: aspen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/23/02 11:09 PM

Wow What an interesting long topic! I knew that I was younger than most folks here but I didn't realize it was this many! I am 36 myself.
Posted by: mszv

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/24/02 12:14 AM

Hi all,
I am 50. Some days I feel 25, some days I feel 150!
Posted by: Josie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/24/02 12:42 AM

I'm almost 41,

Josie smile
Posted by: PLATINUM

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/24/02 02:30 PM

I'm 58. Really happy to be a member of this group too! wave

Linda
Posted by: joanieS

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/25/02 08:01 AM

66 here in Texas. Glad to see there are more than a few of us "pre-gameboomers". smile
Posted by: Old Rooster

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/25/02 10:35 AM

I'm 64, and pleased to participate with a group where I'm not the most senior! O.R.
Posted by: syd

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/25/02 10:43 AM

I have to admit - the more people post the younger I'm getting lol lol

And O.R. at 64 you're not even close to being the most senior member - why, you're just middle aged in this group <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
Posted by: Clare

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/25/02 11:39 AM

Ok, I'll tip the balance back a little bit - I'm 26.
Posted by: Betty Lou

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/29/02 08:08 PM

Just moving this up as girlgeek wants to know just how old all of us are. Hi girlgeek.
Love, Betty Lou
Posted by: unicorn

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/30/02 07:15 AM

ok, my age is 40, married and have 2 wonderful boys by the age of 12 + 15 and a 5 year old collie wink

Sylvia
Posted by: girlgeek

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/30/02 08:56 AM

THIS IS AWESOME!!! I thought I was a rarity, sitting around playing adventure games at the "ripe ol' age" of 39! You all have convinced me that I will NEVER give up my gaming! :-)

I knew I liked this group for more than one reason. It's very diverse, yes....but....I also feel I'm in a group of my peers. I love it! I love it! I love it!

My 43-year-old best friend thinks I'm WHACKO to be playing games at my age. Personally, I think SHE needs to loosen up and enjoy life!
Posted by: girlgeek

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/30/02 08:58 AM

This would be a good thread for game developers to read. Maybe then they'd realize that they DO have an adventure market, and that it's NOT 15-year-old boys, for the most part!
Posted by: floridagal

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/30/02 09:39 AM

Hi,
I am 71 years young and really enjoy Adventure games. i have even played a few "kill-em-deads", but they are not my favorites. I just wish there were more "true" adventure games.
Posted by: CeeZee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/30/02 10:56 AM

Hello to all happydance happydance . Don't get me wrong, I love them dearly, but a break is really nice.

I am currently playing Watchmaker and because of all the good remarks from some of you at Gamerboomers on Dark Fall, I have ordered it and it should be in my mailbox by tomorrow.

Cathy (CeeZee)
Posted by: joanieS

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 06/30/02 03:12 PM

You know, Girlgeek brings up an interesting point. Her friend thinks she is whacko for playing adventure games, like, "At your age, REALLY NOW!"
I don't know anyone who plays cdrom games in my social group, extended or close. When people ask me what I do with my time and I mention my addiction to playing these games, they look at me like I'm from another planet and change the subject.
Glad to know I am part of this very supportive group. You go GAMERS!!!!!! wave wave wave:
Posted by: bigmamma1

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 07/01/02 03:03 PM

just have to add my 2 cents worth- how amazing to see the ages of folks out there who are 50 + and who play adventure games! i am but a youngster in the world of games- just played my first one this march-myst.in years am 60. absolutly noone i know plays games, so its nice to know i'm in good company-enjoyed all your comments. wave
Posted by: margaret

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 07/01/02 05:36 PM

Hi dear gameboomers, I am 55, great, I love it. happydance happydance
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 07:11 PM

Just thought I would bring this thread to the top once again for the newbies. wink We are going to archive it. happydance It is a very special thread.

~Dee
Posted by: manxman

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 07:32 PM

As a relative 'newbie' to posting on gameboomers I thought I'd mention that 1951 was a good year. I play all the adventure games with my 10 year old son by my side so that I may benefit from his insight. He is almost as good as a WT.
Posted by: InlandAZ

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 07:33 PM

Good deal MacDee - someone ought to send this thread off to the game publishers (just so they could figure out once and for all who's footing the bill).

For the record - I'm definitely not the oldest, and I'm sure not the youngest - but, I'm holding at 48 (for another month anyway).
Posted by: Norma

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 08:53 PM

Thanks, MacDee, I missed it the first time around.
54 here, definitely a Boomer.
Posted by: Bruce Fielder

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 08:58 PM

I'm 49 and I too play many of my games with my 8 year old son whose great intuitive powers has saved me lots of stumbling around!
Posted by: audrey522

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 09:19 PM

48 years young here and my husband is a fan too, at 46. Love crosswords and stuff and so when I discovered adventure games, became a BAAG lady. This website is the best! Is it from watching too many Jon Hall movies on TV when I was a child?
Posted by: vik

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 09:46 PM

Hey all,

33 here, but I started adventuring at an early age on my VIC-20 with "The Count" and moved on through just about every game that Infocom ever put out (yes I was a public-schooler playing text adventures while everyone else was playing with their Atari's and Intellivision's). Of course I evened out the field by playing football for a number of years (so actually my knees may be in their early 40s, gosh knows they feel like it somedays).

I may be a youngun but I know I've turned for help to a number of the more 'seasoned' adventurers out there so it's obvious to me that no matter what our ages, adventure gaming is far from dead and, sooner or later, the males 16-25 that haunt the shops will figure it out.

Besides, how many 60 yr olds will buy Unreal Duke Nukem Quake vs. Predator XVIII?
Posted by: Cindiedda

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 10:33 PM

40 here ! laugh
Posted by: Howard the Doc

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 10:50 PM

Hey Witchen, nice of you to chime in but unless I missed it in all the verbiage I did not notice that you fessed up as to YOUR age!! Hmmm. I'm 55 and have been a computer game addict since the mid'80's on my Radio Shack Color Computer (I also ran my business on it then). BTW, anyone remember the Atari game "Adventure"? I've also been doing and teaching martial arts for 20+ years. However, now, rather than keeping me young, it's starting to remind me that I'm getting old! Oy! I turned my 78 year old father onto Amerzone and then Road to India. He had to play with the WTs (okay, so did I, once in a while, well, sometimes, okay, OFTEN) but he really enjoyed them.
Posted by: Hanksdog

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 10:54 PM

~DEE

I just hit 40 but dont hate me 'cause I'm younger. How about asking what age groups we fit in.......and posting the results
(ALTHOUGH WE ALREADY KNOW WE'RE IN THE BEST AGE GROUP OF ALL.........GAMEBOOMERS!!!!!!!!!!)
Ever Obedient happydance and Loving wave wave wave wave wave


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Posted by: Mad

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 10:58 PM

Hi.

I'm 60 eek eek eek

But thought I might actually reach 61 by the time I'd got through reading all the answers to this post wave
Posted by: JMK

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 11:33 PM

I'm 51 - 52 in December. I'm glad to see all of you here. We'll prove to them that not just teenagers play games! lol

JMK
Posted by: ladyyve

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/24/02 11:43 PM

Wow! How did I ever miss 'this' thread!???? Oh, I guess it was probably the word 'nosy' and I'm not, so I just bypassed it. LOL! DOHHHHHHH! What a great subject!!!

I'm 62, ...going on 35! Life got sooooooo much better at that age that I never got past it emotionally!

There's a LOT to be said for being older! ...for one thing, no one asks me any of those dumb questions any more... like 'when are you going to get married' or 'what do you want to be when you grow up'! hahaha By this age, all the pressure is off! Everyone KNOWS that I'm not going to be a rocket scientist! ROFL!

I LOVE this age! ...and this group! I thought that *I* was probably the oldest one here! Hoorayyyyyyy for Boomers!

Yvonne wave wave wave
Posted by: Thatldu1421

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 01:39 AM

Well what do you know !!! I am the 200th post on this thread. Is that a record??
Posted by: Bristol

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 05:26 AM

Now 62, had my birthday last Wednesday. Another benefit is that if you have a bit(!) of a tummy, no one asks when the baby is due.
Posted by: ccross

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 08:24 AM

I just had to add myself to the list. I'm 33 my daughter sits with me sometimes and helps so I class her as a Boomer (she asks when we go on site) she is 6 lol

Cheryl
Posted by: dmtomchick

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 09:50 AM

Hey Howard the Doc--

I remember the Atari game Adventure!!!!! I totally loved that game! I still have it, but [blip]--I haven't played my Atari in years! That was such a fun game, even though it got rather predictable after awhile. Hmmm...could I classify that as my first adventure game?

Dawn (thinking of digging out her Atari.....)
Posted by: Bree

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 04:00 PM

Boy am I glad I ran into this, I am 54 and completely hooked on adventure games. I thought I was alone all my friends think I am nuts, there are even some people I don't tell. I got started by getting a game for my grand kids, but now I don't even let them use my computer. I purchased a new computer because my old one wouldn't play MYST. Now I have a difrent problem the new computer I have has windows XP and I can't play some of my old games. Any sugestions?
Posted by: pink tangerine

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 04:23 PM

i am 42 and hope to be adventuring for a long time
Posted by: Adventure Lover

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 04:50 PM

Hi all, although I don't post often, I do browse and lurk here almost everyday! This thread really got my attention - I'll be 45 in three months. wave
Posted by: Bob

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 05:04 PM

Quote:
I really do hope that game designers, developers, and publishers view this thread so that they will be able to see what kind of audiences are out there.
Hi Adventure Lover,
Most of them have seen this thread and for those that didn't, they will. wink
Posted by: Marian

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 05:27 PM

Bree, there have been some good posts here about Windows XP and old games. Some of them will run in the XP compatibility mode and some will not. If you post a question about this over in the technical support section, I am sure you will get a lot of advice and help. smile
Posted by: Reenie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/25/02 06:36 PM

I'm 56 and loving the freedom! (semi-retired) happydance happydance happydance
Posted by: oldman

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/26/02 12:38 AM

Was born in 1936 and started adventure gaming in the 80's on an Apple IIc
Posted by: window

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/26/02 07:15 AM

I'm 28. Will be 29 next June...
Posted by: DocPaul

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/26/02 08:28 AM

I just turned 44.
Paul
Posted by: sammietn

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/26/02 08:58 AM

So glad to see this, I missed it the first time around. Since my birthday was a week ago, I am now older than the first go round. Turned 54 years young. We are all in good company. Thank you all!
Posted by: Karin

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 08/27/02 04:55 AM

Better late than never..
I'm 38. smile

Karin
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 11:15 AM

One more time before I move this special thread to the archives.... happydance
Posted by: ray

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 11:40 AM

I turned 43 last Thursday (or, as I now think of it, Osama+1).
Posted by: Plohish

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 01:03 PM

I feel like a little baby next to you guys happydance , 24!! Playing adventure games since 13.

P.S. Can I be considered to be a veteran? rolleyes
Posted by: Nan

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 03:12 PM

I'm 48 been playing adventure games for a year and half. Love every minute of it. happydance laugh
Posted by: Hanksdog

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 05:23 PM

~DEE...

I'm 40 but I've had more fun than most people at 70 so I should be in the over 50 category.!!! happydance
Posted by: carabantes

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 05:40 PM

I'm 59 and started computer gaming in the 80s also. My very first adventure game was King Quest 2. It was love at first sight.

Marta
Posted by: Miaperdido

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 08:18 PM

Hi! Add one more to the twentys list I'm 28.
I love the fact that you guys welcomed me this site and didn't laugh at my questions!
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 08:22 PM

You guys are really old!

I'm 13 laugh I have plenty of years left to collect games.
Posted by: ramona

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/16/02 08:29 PM

I can't remember if I posted or not lol . Must be getting up there. I will be 30 Nov 2 God willing. Playing adventure games since 2000.
Posted by: Annie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/17/02 12:12 PM

53 last week, with a lovely birthday spent on the sunrise side of Mount Rainier. Annie
Posted by: carmen

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/17/02 01:05 PM

Don't close the thead without me!

58 years and much younger when playing games.

happydance
Posted by: mszv

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/17/02 06:21 PM

I noticed a few illlustrious forum contributers did not post here - yet - Witchen, amazing walkthrough writer, and Jenny100, amazing tech person. Come on, be brave, fess up.

I'm sure there have been other frequent posters that I've missed. I love seeing everyone's age - sometimes you can predict the age (based on the life experiences people talk about) and sometimes you can't!
Posted by: Alaska

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/17/02 06:34 PM

Hi guys!
Hangin' in right around the big 5-0. I can still here my father's words whenever he felt the need to comfort me......."Moe", he'd say, "Crazy people never get old, they just mellow." Then one of my girlfriends from work blew that theory all to hell when she asked me, "What are you going to do? Wait until you're 99, then go from mellow to mold?!" Oh, well....... <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
Posted by: sqrllover

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/18/02 01:56 AM

I will be 51 on the 28th of this month (Sept.)
The body may be starting to age, but the mind is still young at heart. I believe that's due to all the adventure games I play lol
Posted by: genf

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/18/02 08:52 AM

I'm 38. About halfway my life, I would say.
Posted by: Drizzt

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/25/02 11:45 AM

i really feel young here...im 17 now...18 in may
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/25/02 11:57 AM

There are lots of members around your age Drizzt. wink They just haven't posted because I made the mistake of asking for members over 45 to post. I should have just asked for ages. <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />

~Dee
Posted by: dallymisty

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/25/02 03:00 PM

Well I just turned 48 and also celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary. I guess adventure games appeal to all ages. That is the great thiing about them. You are never too old to play them. It doesn't matter about the reflexes slowing down a little as with some other forms of games does it? I think I will be adventuring for a long time yet. Having said that I do wonder sometimes whether the games are getting harder these days or my mind getting slower laugh
Posted by: Redz

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/25/02 07:59 PM

Gosh, because I'm usually over on the Trivia, Mindbenders forum, I missed this thread. Dee was the first to welcome me to Gameboomers...I really want to be part of the archives...I'm 58... of course I'm part of any archives lol

Love being with all of you wave
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/26/02 07:41 AM

Make that 14 now. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />
Posted by: hedgehog10

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/28/02 08:04 PM

I turned 44 August 4th.
Hey Calypso, nice avatar!! I have 3 fish-dudes who are betas.....and my lovebird IS named Calypso!! What a riot!!

Good taste you have....
Mugsy, my best belated friend Nancy used to go by the name of Mugsy. After your character. I saw your post on my birthday..... made me flip out... thought it was her...... then remembered no Nancy no more..... and tho' she was French and her relatives were from Canada!! Small world, huh?

Hedgie wink
Posted by: Mugsy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/28/02 10:42 PM

Hi Hedgie; I was given this name ( back when I was in Grade 3)by my best friend we used to love watching the Bugs Bunny Cartoons and "Rocky and Mugsy" were two of the characters. I am very fortunate to still have her as a best friend some forty years later. I'm very sorry your friend is no longer with you, it is nice to know there was more than one Mugsy. wave laugh
Posted by: Skippy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/29/02 07:18 PM

I'm 51. When I open a new game I act and feel like I'm still 8 years old, unwrapping a new toy! happydance happydance laugh
Posted by: Cat in the Hat

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 09/29/02 07:31 PM

I can't believe I'm 48. <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />
Posted by: MacDee

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/29/02 01:14 PM

At the request of Mr Bill and Lela I'm bringing back this thread. smile Maybe others missed it too. wink

~Dee
Posted by: caroleco

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/29/02 02:03 PM

57 here going on 18 thumbsup
Posted by: Susie-Q

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/29/02 02:32 PM

46 and happy to be!!!
Posted by: dadguy

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/29/02 04:31 PM

Thanks for re-posting, Dee. I missed the original. I was really surprised that we had so much, how should I say,... experience? I'd like to see a histogram of the age distribution at Boomers.

I am 47 bravo .

Dadguy
Posted by: LenG

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/29/02 05:22 PM

78 (in 1 month's time).
Think I'm one of the "mature" members; hehehe! <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />

Oh BTW ... Married to same woman for 54 years (our only marriage ... SO FAR laugh ), 3 married children & 11 grandkids (none married yet!!)
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I too would like to see a histogram.
OR JUST ....
Males:-
1 to 10 = XXX1 (YY1%)
11 to 20 = XXX2 (YY2%)
21 to 30 = ..................

91 to 100 = .................
Over 100 = hahaha

Females:-
D i t t o
Posted by: PeggyH

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/29/02 05:26 PM

59 for one more month. frown

But my granddaughter turns 6 the day before I turn 60 so we are doing our "sixes" together!! happydance
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 06:33 AM

I'm 34 ... feel older because I have not had much sleep since my daughter was born in June.

Kim
Posted by: Glynn

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 08:19 AM

Hi Y'all...I got in on this late, as usual..:-) I haven't read all the posts, but looks like I am one of the "older" ones on here! {68, and still counting] Sooo..my comment is..."it's not the years, it's the MILES that count!!" happydance Glynn
Posted by: Rckasea

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 09:07 AM

Hello,
I would love to see a Histogram on the gender/age
stats of the great boomers. After reading a few
pages of posts and adding fuzzy logic to compute:
It would seem Boomers are about 78% Female
and the average age is about 56 years young.
If the counts were actual, would not the game
makers and such, be interested in the totals?
Oh ya, I am a 44 year old Drone Bee.
Posted by: mrbill

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 11:23 AM

Thank You Witchen for making this available again.

A histogram would be great.

I am 65 years young and Lela, my young chick wife, who needs to be counted into this tally, is 5 years younger than me. I'm afraid to quote her age. smile Did I get around it OK?

We have had an adventure gaming website since 1997, and it has been our experience that most of our readers and those people that we are helping every day are over 50, and many are in their 60's and above, and a very high percentage of them are women.

Cheers,

Bill (Mr. Bill) and Lela

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Hi Bill and Lela.....Just wanted to pop in here and clarify that MacDee recaptured this topic from the Gameboomers archives. It wasn't the Witchen; she who has no age. wink

Sorry MacDee and Witchen blush - see what happens to the mind when you turn 65. I asked MacDee to bring this thread back a whole day ago. rolleyes <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />

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Posted by: BlondePepper

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 11:39 AM

im 22 for 1 more month, but my boyfriend is 42, but i always say "your as old as you feel"

thumbsup
Posted by: Moogie

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 11:46 AM

50! Just as well we didn't have all these great games way back as I would never have passed any exams. Just as well the kids are students in London too. Now I work from home and can fit in games when I want.
Posted by: DoreenS

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 12:03 PM

72 here!!! I feel I've earned every minute of it. happydance bravo
Posted by: bj

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 12:29 PM

Happy New Year all. When I turned 60 I thought, "Now I am officially OLD". In February I will be 70 so now I am officially "really OOOLD".
About half way down the multitude of postings I looked at the posting dates which were running Aug. 2002 and thought that I had gone to sleep at the keyboard and had been online for four months.Senior moment.
Bob <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />
Posted by: Darlene

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 01:16 PM

bravo
Posted by: Bert Jamin

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 03:24 PM

My age is 52. I run a game based site for many years now. I know that the age of many gamers is over 40 years. I know this because of the many e-mails I receive. Some of the gamers are even over 60 years "old". I think it's a big misunderstanding that gamers are just a bunch of teenage kids with nothing else than "the finger on the trigger or on the joystick".

Don't forget the many of these "oldies" (including me) learned to play and love games in the late 70ties with the good old Sierra games such as King's Quest and all the other Quests...
Posted by: flutist

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 03:32 PM

I'm 63 and my husband is 65. We play these games together, but I am better then he is!!!
Working on Dracula, The Last Sanctuary and Chateau d'Or.
Posted by: Marso

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 04:47 PM

Wow what a long post. OK I am 44, very soon to be 45. I have two children 8 and 9 who keep me very young, but also very tired. I only got into gaming 11 months ago, it's never too late to start wink wave
Posted by: CNW400

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 09:13 PM

49 in March
Posted by: Glynn

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 11:33 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Bert Jamin:
My age is 52. I run a game based site for many years now. I know that the age of many gamers is over 40 years. I know this because of the many e-mails I receive. Some of the gamers are even over 60 years "old". I think it's a big misunderstanding that gamers are just a bunch of teenage kids with nothing else than "the finger on the trigger or on the joystick".

Don't forget the many of these "oldies" (including me) learned to play and love games in the late 70ties with the good old Sierra games such as King's Quest and all the other Quests...
Posted by: Glynn

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/30/02 11:38 PM

Woops! blush Hi Bert..I still have all those old Sierra KQ games! Keep your wits sharp..one of these days I'm going to play them over, and I will surely need your help! laugh Glynn
Posted by: Ramothus

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/31/02 06:09 PM

I am another who can't believe I am 48! How'd that happen?

Ramothus
Posted by: Kim

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/31/02 07:09 PM

Hi all, wave
I'm 42, soon to be 43. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it). <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
Posted by: Gelert

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 12/31/02 09:02 PM

40 - That's me ! happydance happydance
Posted by: MooeyG

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 01/01/03 02:06 PM

It's been a long time since I have visited the GameBoomers site...I've just been overwhelmed. But I decided I needed a fix.

Anyway, I have not read the 18 pages of responses (Yikes!) so I don't know how your question was received, Dee, but I am 51 and will be 52 in April!

You are not alone!

MooeyG thumbsup
Posted by: Incognitas

Re: A Nosy question for the Boomers..... - 01/01/03 02:22 PM

How old am I?You can check it out in my profile but incidentally I don't think age matters as much as youngsters would have you believe.After all the definition of middle age is 20 years older than you are. laugh
I just hate ageism though.Finally the British Government are considering removing the mandatory retirement age.About time too.Keeping the mind sharp is what it is all about.

Incog.Hoping we all have a happy games playing 2003.