Top Family Board Games
They say that summertime is for the outdoors and wintertime is for playing games indoors with the family. I know that in my family this definitely was true. I and my cousin’s would play family board games for hours whenever we got together. Board games are a great pastime and they help children to learn social skills such as communication, sharing, and getting along.
There are hundreds of board games available that you can purchase in your local department store or online. Everyone has their personal favorites. This article will help you to appreciate some of the different board games available and why they have become so popular. Whichever board game you choose as your favorite is not as important as spending some time with your friends and family playing these fun and entertaining board games.
I would imagine that the most popular board game worldwide is Chess. Chess is an interesting game of strategy that is played on a board that has sixty-four total squares that are divided into an 8 x 8 pattern. The object of the game is to capture the opposing player’s King. The game is over when you force the king into a position that he cannot escape from. This is a thinking man’s game and there are world championship Chess tournaments throughout the world.
Monopoly is one of the world’s best-selling board games. This game has evolved into hundreds of different varieties of basically the same game but with different properties from around the world. The object of this game is to win every other player’s money and property. This game has been played by children and adults of all ages and continues to be one of the most popular games in the world.
One of the more educational type games on the market today is called Scrabble. Scrabble is a game that taxes your mental abilities. With Scrabble you are required form words from tiles that have various letters. Each tile with its corresponding letter has a different point value. For example, common letters such as e. I, o, u, and a have a value of one point. The more difficult letters such as z and q have a value of 10 points.
Each player has seven tiles with a variety of letters that are picked by random. The object of the game is to make those letters into words that will gain you the highest amount of points. The board has various squares that can increase your point value by either doubling or tripling the letter value or the word value. It is possible to build the word off of other words that are already on the board. Obviously, the better you your vocabulary is the easier it will be to play this game.
An interesting war, take over the world game to play is called Risk. The object of this game is to annihilate your opponent’s armies, which are situated in various countries throughout the world, and take over the entire world. This is a dice game which has an element of chance and strategy. The attacking country is allowed to use three dice while the defending country can only use two. This game can last for many hours and, therefore, it is suggested not to start this game unless you have a lot of time to finish it.
One of the new comers to the game market is called Settlers of Catan. This game is quickly gaining notoriety and is becoming one of the more popular games that has been developed in recent years. The object of this game is to be the first person to accumulate 10 points. The player can accumulate these points by means of various methods. This game involves dice, a lot of strategy, and the ability to trade product cards with your opponents.
The above games are just a few games that are available for those who love to play board games. The advantage of playing a board game over a video game is that you are playing with other people and socially interacting with them. This will develop a lot of social skills that you can utilize later in your life. Therefore, in conclusion, if you have never played a board game you should give it a try because it is fun and entertaining.