Too often these days we get wrapped up in the fast-paced, short-attention, insular world of our ubiquitous devices. It’s easy to lose touch with those around us and easier to zone out in the never-ending flow of data, forgetting that the most important and cherished human contacts we’ll make will be face to face.
A fun way to get you, family, and friends out of the screen and into the real world is to gather around one of the classic board games that I played as a kid. Countless hours of my childhood were spent playing Monopoly, Life, Aggravation, and many other board games. They were the go-to entertainment on a rainy day or an all-nighter
I recall the whole process of unboxing these games, setting up the board, and distributing items. I remember being enthralled by the artwork, the tactile feel of dice, cards, and tokens. It was a wonderful world of fake money, marbles, and things that spun.
For youngsters, board games are a great way to teach beneficial life skills such as organization, competition, simple finances, game strategy, and teamwork. Adult players get the opportunity to relive some childhood fun while getting a chance to practice what they preach.
Which game is your favorite?