Board Games: Let the Family Fun Time Bonding Begin?

Board games used to reign supreme when it came to family activities. Nowadays, everyone wants electronic devices and what used to bring us joy, sits collecting dust in the back of the closet. It seems to be the way of the world. People play games on their phones with complete strangers hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, but won’t sit down with those they share a house with. Sad.

Ahh, we remember the times when families would huddle around the dining room table and play games for hours. The games became “cut-throat” in some homes, with the losers getting stuck with laundry or dish duty. There’s no more Monopoly, Parcheesi, Scrabble or even Life. No one seems to care anymore and board games are now a thing of the past.

What are people doing for entertainment now? How are families uniting in this technological era? We guess it’s now over the shared love of cell phones and tablets. Most family members spend the majority of their time with their necks bent downward while they stare endlessly at their devices. Communication for family members has become a series of texts and tweets.

Sorry board game
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For those of you that want to stay connected to the real world, board games are still a great way to do so. Human interaction beats electronic devices any day, and you’ll know how to communicate effectively with people in a variety of social settings. If you are interested in trying some face-to-face time with your family, try one of these board games to get you started:

There’s nothing better than spending quality time with your family. We suggest you put down those electronic devices and get to know each other better. Grab your spouse, the kids, and some snacks and have some fun. You won’t be SORRY.