No reason for boredom when you have board games
April 6, 2020
During this pandemic, people are looking for things they can do at home. There are scores of board games you can play with your family, and they’re probably just gathering dust in a closet. Here are two of my family’s favorites:
Monopoly is a two to eight player game based on real estate. The goal is to stay financially stable throughout the game and to try to get others to go bankrupt. A player benefits by buying pieces of property and collecting rent when other players land on your property. Movement is governed by a roll of the dice. You decide what buildings you can afford to build once you have achieved a “monopoly” by owning adjacent properties. You have to spend money to make money, while trying to avoid financial risks – as well as bad luck.
This was always a fun game to play with my family; it helps me get into finance and real estate with a fun twist. Learning about real estate and finance can be an advantage to me later in life.
Another game that my family plays is Candy Land. Although the game is not that realistic, it is fun, especially if you have younger siblings. It’s a two to four player game, and the objective is to reach “Candy Land” before anyone else. It isn’t easy avoiding obstacles that will interfere with you getting to Candy Land.
My family played this a lot when I was very little and opening the game again brought back good memories.
So if you’re getting tired of all those video games, try a board game – it’s the antidote to boredom.