Remember the terrific board games you treasured when you were a child? Just consider the advanced world in which we live today and the high tech video games and gizmos that are accessible. Then stop and think for a minute…

Are board games a thing of the past? Are they too out-of-date for todays kids and adults to enjoy? The answer is NO. In fact board games are as popular as ever, at least according to marketing statistics.

There are new games being produced and marketed almost on a weekly basis. Yes, board games are ALIVE and well. Classic games like Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and Risk are still very well-liked. And some traditional games like checkers, chess, and backgammon will always be very popular with game lovers.

New and wonderful board games are also being added to the list everyday. Some of these are fabricated just like the older games, but the newer games include the latest engineering.These game types incorporate add-on technology that includes your TV or DVD player to display the playing board on screen.

Monopoly is still one of the most well-known board games ever. Currently there are over 200 adaptations of Monopoly currently being sold. The versions range from branches of the military to various cities and from sports teams to cartoon characters. There is even a version of Monopoly for the classic TV special “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

There are also numerous games available that are based on hit television series or popular movies. “General Hospital”, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, and “The Price Is right” are some TV shows that have board game versions.

Other board games have the reward of being instructive. “Brain Age”, “Trivial Pursuit”, and “Name That Country Game” teach kids while they are having a blast. These games make the perfect gift for children because they help kids learn.

Although most people think board games are for children, there are lots of adult themed games on the market now and a huge selection of board games which are suited for adults. Board games are the perfect way for families to spend a fun night together, they often provide a solid platform for kids to learn basic reading and math skills, and they spice up adult parties.

Whether it be for a child of four or an adult of forty, there is such a wide variety of board games available today that everyone can be sure to find the perfect board game to fit any occasion or preference. Why not play a board game today?

By Ken Hughs
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