Passing Go: The Continued Value of Family Board Games
Looking for games to play at a Party? Board Games are the Ultimate Indoor Party Games
The Value of Board Games
Board games have been a part of American culture for over a century, with indoor party games like Clue, Monopoly, and Scrabble defining the essential element of youth for several generations. They are able to combine a game board, interesting challenges, and several family members in a way that can not only be totally fun but can help build memories and traditions.
It is hard to overstate the value of board games. They go beyond simply having games to play at a party. Board games are inexpensive to purchase and a game board can last for years with good care. Many parents still have the classic board games they played as children stuffed away in closets or attics that can still be enjoyed. Furthermore, board games are a great way to entertain your family and bring everyone closer and do it inexpensively. After the purchase of the game board, all you need is a bag of popcorn and a bottle of juice or soda to have a fun night at home playing indoor party games – now that is an activity that can be enjoyed on every type of budget!
Why Board games?
They are inexpensive
They are entertaining
Contribute to cognitive and reasoning skills
Promote family bonding
Help to instil confidence
Great indoor party games
Family Game Night with Board Games
So, if you have been wondering where your kids are, or perhaps even who they are, then board games are your ultimate solution to get back in touch with your family. We do not have to tell you that the youth in America are changing and maturing at an accelerated rate these days. And with twenty-four hour access to information and their peers through social media, text messaging, and blogs, it seems like they are always plugged in and tuned out. The result of all this is that modern families feel disjointed and less involved in each other’s lives than they were twenty years ago, and for the most part this is not a good thing. Adolescents growing up outside of their family’s caring eyes are at greater risk for substance addiction and abusive relationships than those who maintain an engaged relationship with their parents and siblings. Board games help you to be proactive while having family fun. Insist on quality family time with these indoor party games and open communication with fun board games. What’s the greatest way to spend time together? Indoor party games, of course! Playing classic board games as a family; bring back family games night!
These fun indoor party games selection includes the English language editions of Lost Cities | Solo | Merchants of Amsterdam / Die Kaufleute von Amsterdam | Klunker | Hare and Tortoise / Hase und Igel | Blokus | For Sale | Flinke Pinke / Quandary / Thor / Loco | Take 6! / 6 Nimmt! / Tag 6! | Elfenroads / Elfenland.
Includes the English language editions of Solo | Merchants of Amsterdam / Die Kaufleute von Amsterdam | Klunker | Hare and Tortoise / Hase und Igel | Take 6! / 6 Nimmt! / Tag 6! | Flinke Pinke / Quandary / Thor / Loco | Lost Cities | Elfenroads / Elfenland
1)SETTLERS OF CATAN - The first designer board game which caught widespread attention in America. A random board layout ensures that every game is different, and there's a fine balance between skill and luck. Several game expansions are available. If you've never played, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
2) SCRABBLE - Some players study Scrabble like Garry Kasparov studies Chess. It's a strong choice to satisfy any word lovers who wander by for a game or two. Super Scrabble is an expanded edition of the long-time favorite word board game.
3)CARCASSONNE - This fun, award-winning, quick tile-laying indoor party game can be enjoyed by serious gamers and casual gamers, not to mention some fairly young children.
In Apples To Apples, the board game players attempt to win green cards by finding the closest associated red card from their hand. Each round is filled with surprising comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events. It's as easy as comparing "apples to apples"...just open the box, deal the cards, and you're ready to play! The Apples To Apples Party Box Edition comes in a metal tin with with over 1000 cards.
5)RISK 2210 - An updated version of the classic board game Risk, it improves the original by shortening the game (five turns), introducing underwater and space territories, and more. Powerful commanders and cards add new strategy. You can still use the original rules if you prefer.
SEQUENCE DELUXE EDITION
6) SEQUENCE DELUXE EDITION - Sequence Deluxe Edition is all the fun of regular Sequence with a larger, cushioned playing mat and reversible crowning chips. The perfect choice among indoor party games. Mat measures 25" by 14 1/2".
7) LORD OF THE RINGS TRIVIA GAME-- Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece of imagination. Players travel through 14 areas of Middle-Earth, where they must answer challenging questions in order to continue their quest. Questions are from the original books, prepared by the Tolkein Society. There are two games included in this set. One is the combined strategy and trivia game, the other focuses on the trivia questions.
8) TRIVIAL PURSUIT - DVD FOR KIDS
Trivial Pursuit DVD For Kids is the hilarious game show you play at home! Join your hosts, Brad, Bobby, Mitch and Lewis for 12 hysterical episodes of head-to-head question-and-answer fun. Test your knowledge in 6 different categories. Answer the questions correctly and you collect a wedge. If you have the most wedges at the end of the game you win! Hurray! This is an ultimate indoor party game for family board games night.
No Stress Chess provides a way to learn the world's greatest board game quickly, excitingly, and without stress! The secret is an innovative deck of action cards that depicts each chess piece and how it moves. Players move only this piece on their turn, eliminating the need to memorize all the chess pieces and their moves in advance. The special two-sided gameboard has one standard side, and one that tells you where all your pieces sit at the start of the game. A great take on the traditional and classic board game.
Contents of No Stress Chess:
Deck of 56 action cards
2 sets of 16 plastic pieces
Plastic card tray
Make millions with a swipe of your card! Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition is the first version of the classic board games that comes with debit cards instead of cash. Now you can pay fines and buy properties like Johnson Space Center, Disney World, and even the White House - all with the touch of a button. Buy and sell at today's current market prices with bank debit cards that store your millions. The six metal tokens created for modern times include a Segway Personal Transporter, a dog in a handbag, the Space Shuttle, a baseball cap, an Altoids tin, and a flat-screen TV. This electronic board game requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
There are new great board games, even online board games, coming out all the time. Many of them offer the same great experience as the classic games of the past. It is so much fun learning how to play these games, right along with your kids. They can give you a new idea or even a new “spin” on life.