Play Board Games for Family Fun

Sometimes being interactive with a great board game can help boost your family communication.

There are a lot of different types of games that people play. There are online games and home video game systems, but it seems that one type of game that used to be played a lot is not as "in the spotlight" as it used to be. These are board games, and although they have seemed to drop in popularity a bit over the past few years they are still great fun to play, especially in a family friendly environment. Everyone that loves board games has their favorites, but here are a few that I love to play.

1. Monopoly - This is the old standby board game that almost everyone has heard of. It is a board game that is generally played for long periods of time and has to do a little bit with the roll of the dice and a lot with strategy of buying real estate (the squares on the playing board) The game is won when one individual owns everything and the other players are totally flat broke. This game has been played in marathon sessions where the company actually had to fly in additional monopoly money.

2. Parcheesi - Here is a great old board game that is a lot of fun to play and doesn't require much brain power (sorry if that offends anyone). You roll the dice and move your piece around the board. The first person to reach the goal wins, but you need to reach that goal with an exact roll of the die.

There are many other board games that can be played, but these are a few that will get you started. If you love these games then you are in good company. If you've never tried them then I suggest getting them and try having a family night where you play them together. You might find that you actually enjoy each others company.

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By Dakota Dog
Published: 1/2/2007

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