Fun Games for the Whole Family
The family that plays together stays together – or at least until someone wins that game of Monopoly, Parchesi, Life or Sorry! Traditional board games as well as new, electronic games provide hours of family fun time. Best of all, everyone in the family can play some games. Grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, parents and children can all gather around the table to enjoy fun times together. The next time you and your family gets together or after your next big holiday meal, pull out one of the 10 best family games, and let the good times roll!
Why Play Family Games?
With so many kids clamoring for every type of digital game under the sun, why include traditional board games? Board games actually teach children many valuable lessons. Parenting Science states that traditional board games provide good opportunities for children to model behaviors from adults. Think about it, if you’re playing a game as a family, the older adults around the table are modeling how to follow rules, how to be a good sport, how to take turns, and how to share. Depending on your family situation and lifestyle, that may be a valuable and unique opportunity indeed, especially if the older family members live far away and don’t interact frequently with the youngsters.
Traditional board games do not rely on electricity, and they’re inexpensive. Grandparents who may be intimidated by digital games can immediately immerse themselves in traditional games such as checkers, chess, Monopoly, Life, and many others.
Keep this in mind as you’re shopping for games for your family. With so many things moving to digital platforms, traditional board games may still have a place in your family’s life.