What better way to spend a cold, rainy weekend than inside around a fire playing board games with friends and family.
Along with laughing and positive social behaviors, board games help build a positive attitude due to the release of endorphins. Regularly playing board games keeps the mind active and cognitive functions lubricated facilitating declined risk of mental diseases in older ages. Board games play a crucial role in children’s development and growth. It is an important aspect of brain development as they help acquire logical and reasoning skills, boost critical thinking and gain spatial reasoning.
Go is a strategy board game for 2 players. The aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the world’s oldest board game.
The game of Mancala is over 1300 years old and is played all over the world. It is a count and capture game which is great for improving kids maths skills. The board folds up, great for travelling.
3 track wooden cribbage set with storage compartment on underside of board to store pins. This is typically a 2 player game and also uses a standard pack of playing cards.
Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games, tracing back nearly 5,000 years. It is a 2 player game where each player has 15 pieces which move between 24 triangles.
The game of chess is played by millions of people worldwide. Chess is believed to be derived from the Indian game chaturanga sometime before the 7th century.
An ancient game of strategy and like backgammon a great excuse to spend all day around an open fire drinking coffee or something a wee bit stronger.