We couldn't afford cable so what was a kid to do? Come up with your own creative games. Apparently my creativity style was more Tim Burton than Disney.
Here is a list of some of my favorite games to play:
Helen Keller involved my friends and I wandering around in the back yard with our eyes closed trying to find the other person without seeing or speaking. My mom was really confused when she saw this and asked what we were doing. I told her I couldn't talk because I was playing Helen Keller.
Cripple kids was a game where we went to a school for "cripple kids". It's ok to shake your head and go "WTF Ginny!" We used plastic baseball bats as crutches and tricycles as wheel chairs. I don't even know where this idea came from or why my friends went along with this game.
Orphanage was a game where we were "kidnapped" from our parents and had to escape from the orphanage. To escape the orphanage you had to make it into the basement without my friend's father noticing. He was usually working down there with drills and saws which we pretend were orphans being disposed of if they got caught.
When I volunteered at the local hospital when I was 13 I would have wheelchair races past the morgue with other candy stripers.
I had a pretty good childhood so I'm not sure where these weird ideas for games came from. I've also learned to be a little more politically correct. Thank God for that.