The Marvel of Board Games
Updated: Aug 25, 2018
As a kid, I loved playing Board Games. Dice rolling games based on luck were fun too, but the strategy games were the ones that got me hooked. The pure thrill of deduction, estimation, or just coming up with a strategy was unparalleled. As I got slightly older was when the world got introduced to an array of extremely well-made computer and video games. Add to that a few years, and games started traveling along with people everywhere they went right in their pockets in the form of cell phones. I had almost lost touch with Board Games until a group of friends invited us over for a board game night. And then - Bam! I fell in love all over again.
There we were, an almost random group of people and we had so much fun, that we did not let that be a one time thing. We started taking board games over to friends' places often and there was never a dull moment. It made the introverts have long conversations. It made the phone-addicts forget to check their notifications. It made the bored ones exercise their brains, and the calm ones excited. Age no bar.
An acquaintance once remarked "Nah, I don't play board games. What good do they do? They are a waste of my limited time!". She couldn't have been further from the truth. It's interesting how strategy board games improve people's social, creative, behavioral and cognitive skills without them even realizing it. So you are not just having loads and loads of pure fun, but you are actually bettering all these skills without even noticing it.
At a time when human interaction is being replaced with constant screen time, bring back the board games, I say. What better way to spend time with family and friends than to actually spend time with family and friends?!