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Family Fun Night
Ready for Family Game Night? Yes I played monopoly when I was a kid all the time. There are so many classics, and so many NEW ones coming on. From Card Games (Like Cards Against Humanity – a fun Adult Themed play on choosing the best card in your Hand for the answer to a question… careful… extremely funny) to Board Games, also to puzzles and math based, or learning based themes. These games always challenging the Mind and create Bonds with your Loved Ones, and Friends, or even make you new friends. Chess… Checkers… the Classics. Video Games supersede Strategy and Mind Games today. But do not let your kids go through childhood without the very things that make us think beyond what is right in front of us. How about Concentration!
Toys and Games… that is where the Family can bond – can enjoy time. People constantly get enough Multi-Media and Electronic stimulation… isn’t it time we took a break – and enjoy a good ol’ game or three?
Battleship? Connect Four? Chutes and Ladders? Blokus? Battleship was one I could play by the hour. It always intrigued me and challenged me to locate the other players ships. I got fairly good at that one.
Twister or Pictionary
PICTIONARY? Clue? (Who doesn’t enjoy a quick game of Clue?) TWISTER? Twister is a classic, and one that always leads to laughter. Somehow I never got going with Twister but always enjoyed Battleship. Toys and Games are about enjoying life, and getting away from electronics and phones for a while with a classic game of low tech variety is desirable in today’s digital world. Let your mind relax from the texting world and focus on fun. Interaction is a great thing – let’s interact in a low tech way. And we have it all – at the best price – available for quick (same day or two day – at no extra costs) delivery right to your home. Perfect for Game Night this weekend.
Camp and Play Games
Plan a Camping Trip, relax in the Wild and Play a Game that gets you talking, laughing and enjoying things in a stress free and entertaining fashion. Toys and games, Card games like bridge are great for this situation. I know since I have done it and love camping.
If you think Board Games are small time – check this out… taken from a great article found online:
The First Board Game
Most people don’t realize board games are actually pre-historic, meaning we had board games before we had written language. So, what was the very first game?.. Dice! A piece that’s essential in most board games today was the basis of humanity’s oldest games.
A series of 49 small carved painted stones were found at the 5,000-year-old Başur Höyük burial mound in southeast Turkey. These are the earliest gaming pieces ever found. Similar pieces are in Syria and Iraq and seem to point to board games originating in the Fertile Crescent. The Crescent region are around the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates River in the Middle East. The Crescent is responsible for booze, papyrus, breath mints, and calendars, which are present when planning your game night!
Did you know that Board Games were going to teach you archaeology and history along with strategy? Bet you did not take that into consideration. Archaeology is so much fun to read about.
Other early origin dice games were created by painting a single side of flat sticks. These sticks would be tossed in unison and the total on painted sides showing, would be your “roll”. A variety of materials show up in Mesopotamian dice including carved knuckle bones, wood, painted stones, and turtle shells. More education from archaeology.
Board Games Become a Royal Pastime
Board games became popular among pharaohs in Ancient Egypt. Primarily, the game of Senet. The game has been found in predynastic and First Dynasty burials. Senet is featured in several illustrations from Ancient Egyptian tombs. By the time of the New Kingdom in Egypt (1550–1077 BC), it had become a kind of talisman for the journey of the dead.
Ancient Egyptians were strong believers in the concept of “Fate”. It’s thought that the high element of luck in the game of Senet is strongly tied to this concept. A successful player is under the protection of the major gods of the national pantheon: Ra, Thoth, and sometimes Osiris. Consequently, Senet boards were often placed in the grave alongside other useful objects for the dangerous journey through the afterlife. The game is even referred to in Chapter XVII of the Book of the Dead.
As far as game play, there is some debate. The Senet board itself is a grid of 30 squares, in three rows of ten. There are two sets of pawns (at least five of each and, in some sets, more, as well as shorter games with fewer). Historians have made educated guesses for the actual rules of game play for Senet. These rules are now used by different companies that make modern Senet games. Love a rounded education.
The Landlord’s Game
What? You’ve never heard of The Landlord’s Game? It was invented by Lizzie Magie, one of America’s very first board game designers. The game board consisted of a square track, with a row of properties around the outside that players could buy. The game board had four railroads, two utilities, a jail, and a corner named “Labor Upon Mother Earth Produces Wages,” which earned players $100 each time they passed it… Sound familiar?
Magie had invented and patented The Landlord’s Game in 1904 and designed the game to be a practical demonstration of land grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences. She based the game on the economic principles of Georgism, a system proposed by Henry George, with the object of demonstrating how rents enrich property owners and impoverish tenants. This is obviously a political statement of the time.
Lizzie knew some people could find it hard to understand why rents impoverished tenants and what might be done about it, and thought if Georgist ideas were put into the concrete form of a game, they would be easier to demonstrate. Magie also hoped that when played by children the game would provoke their natural suspicion of unfairness, and that they might carry this awareness into adulthood.
In 1935 Magie sold her patent for The Landlords Game to Parker Brothers, which is now what we know as Monopoly. This game, which launched Parker Brothers into a massive success, was originally rejected by them. I wish I had been there to pick it up. I love monopoly and played it often in my youth.
After their success with Monopoly, They went on to produce Risk, Sorry, Trivial Pursuit, and more.
Lizzie Magie sold her original patent of the original game for $500.
Board Gaming Becomes a Yearly World Wide Event
We finally circle back around to one of the biggest catalysts for the recent explosion in board gaming popularity, TableTop. TableTop is a web series about board games and was created by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day. In each episode Wil Wheaton plays board games with popular TV and web personalities.
TableTop started out as a show on the Geek & Sundry Youtube Channel and quickly became its most popular series. The original concept for Tabletop was that Wil Wheaton (who’s an avid board gamer) would review board games. However, Wil Wheaton proposed that the best way to show how great games are, is to play them. And, based off their success, they nailed it.
Tabletop goes independent
Tabletop had grown to such a point that by the third season, they put up a crowd funding campaign in an effort to become independent. Their target was $500,000 and they raised nearly triple that. They recently announced they would use the extra proceeds to launch a similar web series titled “Titan’s Grave: The Ashes of Valcana”.
Titan’s Grave will be a multi-episode show focusing on a single role playing board game. Geek & Sundry has teamed up with Green Ronin Publishing (creators of several RPG titles, including Dragon Age) to create a new game engine that they will be using to power their RPG game.
TableTop has become a resonating force in the gaming community. They focus on introducing gaming to new people that still have a misguided view of board gaming. A lot of people still think of Monopoly and Risk when they think of board games. TableTop’s popularity has started to shift this. The show got so popular that board games featured on the show see skyrocketing sales. When Tsuro came on the show, demand was so high, the publisher exhausted all stock reserves. For a time, the game was unavailable in Europe, as production tried to cope with US demand. Game manufacturers have dubbed this “The Wheaton Effect”.
YouTube and Table Top
So what does a popular Youtube channel have to do with a yearly worldwide event? In 2013 Wil and Felicia held International Tabletop Day, where they played several games live with folks from previous episodes. The next year, the event had spiraled into a world wide celebration with events in over 80 countries. The next Tabletop Day will be held on April 11th 2015 and game stores from all over the world are announcing various events and promotions for their participation. Board gaming has officially become a world wide holiday.
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