Remember MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)?

Remember MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)?

Regina Yunghans
Mar 11, 2009

Did you play MASH as a child to predict your future life? I remember the playground game culminated in the most important of fortunes: "in what type of housing will I live?". The game's namesake is derived from the four possible fates: Mansion, Apartment, Shack, and House...

Other categories included future spouse, profession, type of car (I don't think we even dared to include "no car"), and location. Each category would include one perfect scenario ("red Corvette"), two mediocre, and a worst-possible-scenario ("shack"). I barely remember how to play, but there's a little refresher here that got the memories flowing.

I'm getting some giggles out of looking back on childhood conceptions of adult life played out in this game. Did you always cross your fingers for the mansion in Hawaii or the apartment in NYC? The bike (god forbid!) or the Ferrari? How would your grown-up version of the game differ from the childhood one?

(Image: via You Spilled Milk on the Telephone)

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