Board games are a great way for parents and children and couples to have fun together. The best games now on the market are being created in Germany. Games are popular in Germany because of family traditions of spending time together in the home. While American producers depend on traditional themes like Monopoly or commercially popular media themes like Survivor, German game creators focus on innovation, quality parts, and good game design.
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|We live in a busy world in which time together is often lost in the buzz of activity. Setting aside a time to play board games (e.g., a Family Game Night) can bring fathers, mothers, and other loving adults together with children. Couples can pause for an evening to enjoy a good game. When played in the right spirit, games provide a shared experience in which the minds of those playing engage each other in challenging ways. Having fun together is the priority goal in playing board games.|
also provide learning opportunities for children. Most games (especially
those made in Germany) require an estimation of probabilities in risk
taking. Dice may be rolled, the results dictating an outcome. Money may
have to be counted, gained, and spent. Play involves operating within
rules. Children have to think logically, often planning their next move
when taking a turn. This taking turns is an important social skill that
is a part of gaming. Many games challenge players to think under stress
and be decisive in risk taking.
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