Board Games – Still the Best Choice For Entertaining Guests in the Computer Age

Traditional board games were once among the primary forms of home entertainment, although their stock has fallen somewhat since the progression of video games started in the late 1980s. But board games are far from dead, with old favourites and new games alike continuing to sell millions of copies throughout the world. In this article, I want to look at how and why they are more than just fun kids games, and how great they can be at bringing people together.Many people associate board games with family gatherings, at Christmas, thanksgiving and otherwise. This isn’t just by chance – they’re unparalleled as a form of entertainment for a group of people, and there’s something to play whatever the makeup of your gathering.Unsurprisingly, strategy games are extremely popular amongst young men. Games such as Risk and the Settlers of Catan continue to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year, and will continue to do so as long as the concept of expansion and conquest appeals to the male mind. If you have teenage boys, or young adults who you want to prize away from the computer or games console when you have visitors, Risk and Settlers of Catan are an ideal way of doing so – they’re both very simple to learn and play, Settlers of Catan in particular is a great choice for the especially competitive, as nobody gets eliminated before the end of the game, and there is enough happening to keep even losing players immersed right up to the final turn.Trivia games have been used to entertain guests after dinner or over drinks for decades. Different games and editions have been created for every demographic and subject imaginable, so with a bit of thought about who’s going to be playing, you can ensure everyone involved has a great time.Of all the board games, monopoly is the most loved and loathed at the same time. Provided you have a strong banker, who ensures the rules are carefully adhered to, Monopoly can be a great deal of fun for everyone involved. If the game isn’t run smoothly however, fireworks can be pretty common!I’ve only really scratched the surface of the benefits of board games – they are fantastic educational tools, for adult and child alike. To read more about board games, please visit my website.