The Benefits of Board Games

I am a board game nut. I get excited when Christmas rolls around and all the new games show up in the stores. I also love the classics. So why, in a world of electronic entertainment, do I love board games?

There’s no single reason. I’ve learned over the years that board games offer a variety of benefits for people of all ages. Some are directly finance-related, such as learning about money, and others benefit your bottom-line indirectly with lower health costs and inexpensive entertainment. Here are some of the benefits to having a house full of board games (and actually playing them) that might want to make you get them out and play them more often.

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2 Responses to The Benefits of Board Games

  1. larabelle says:

    I also love board games. However I was playing monopoly with my nieces a couple of years ago and noted that the game had a computer versus the actual money. I enjoyed it less….I mean I could not steal money from the banker…THAT WAS HALF THE FUN!!!

  2. Shannon says:

    Don’t forget that you can also pick up some great games (often discontinued ones you might not have seen before) for a dollar or two at yard sales and thrift shops, or you can trade with friends who have gotten tired of their games. Some may have a few missing pieces, but many of those playing pieces (especially if they’re players’ placeholders for the board) can be replaced with coins or other small household goods.

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