Everyone pretends to be a great lover of board games. However, when it comes to actually sitting down and playing them, everyone prefers their iPad. If you are having a family event and are interested in making it a day to remember, choose some board games and make them part of the day. Below are a few of the games that are absolutely awesome for family fun days.
- Mouse Trap
This is a great game for kids that are below the age of five. The game is made to include a series of obstacles for the mouse. There are levers that interconnect and form possible places where the opponents mouse can be trapped. To win, you have to successfully capture your opponent’s mouse.
This game is about building hotel chains. The game-play is very straightforward. The players are supposed to take turns and place tiles on a grid. The players are supposed to follow the simple laid out rules to place tiles on a grid and develop the hotel chain. The game might sound a little boring to little kids, but if you have tweens, it is a wonderful way to teach them something about investing and sharpen their skills in mathematics.
This is a great name from Z-man. It needs very little math and practically no reading skills. It is the perfect game for little kids that cannot read yet. The goal of the game is to build a kingdom with cities and farms. The kingdom should be complete with infrastructure such as roads. The game is like dominos is that the tiles have to line up to make a complete picture. The great thing about this game is that it encourages spatial reasoning in children.
This one takes the form of charades. To play, you are supposed to place 25 cards on a grid whose dimensions are five by five inches. There should be two teams and each team should have a spymaster. The spymaster will look at the legend to try and figure out which of among the 25 words they want the team to guess. English has many twists and turns. These include homophones, names that have more than one meaning and words that act both as nouns and verbs. This is what will keep the game fresh throughout the day.
Not many people are great when it comes to drawing skills. This humor is what makes games such as Pictionary great. However, if you want to take the hilarity a step further, you should consider introducing Telestrations. Here, every player starts with a dry-erase notepad. You doodle a word and pass the pad to the person next to you. The person has to guess the name of the thing that you doodled and the cycle will continue. When you stick with simple words, the smaller kids will manage to be part of the family fun.
These are just a few of the board games that you can make part of the fun. There are many more board games for the family starting from the early ages. As long as you choose the games well, the family events will be fun filled.