Growing up, you pretty much relied on your parents to get you any game that was more expensive than a few dollars (unless of course you saved up your allowance for literal months). Thankfully, there were plenty of games that promised hours of fun with just paper and pencils, with these 10 being some of the best.
Nothing beat the absolute tension as you tried to guess what letters could POSSIBLY be in that clue while watching the poor bastard in the gallows get increasingly detailed.
The massively popular game of naval combat actually started out as something just played on paper, and honestly it's just as good as the plastic version.
The game of determining your future life and who you'd share it with was INTENSE, and of course the girls did it for everybody, whether you wanted them to or not.
Fortune Tellers (AKA "Cootie Catchers")
Much like M.A.S.H. this was the key to determining your future, and people took this stuff really seriously.