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    Tech Kids Shun Board Games



    (Daily Express, 25/10/2019)

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    Really excited to be around the kids coming down the pipeline who have been glued to an ipad since they were babies :/

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    I wonder how many of the parents of those 56% had caused this situations themselves by just putting their children in front of the TV, or for example not having meals together around a table. For Guess Who, there was a TV-show like that in the Netherlands.
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    Kids will not play board games as their parents will not buy and play those with them. I think this is more up to parents than kids. Lack of time etc. Parents are too busy/tried after today's routines, pressures etc.

    Personally I like these....

    Traditional games:

    Monopol


    Chess,
    Even for 3 persons... (I'm gonna buy and give this to my father ... as a Christmas present). Maybe I'm finally able to beat him with help of third person .




    Kimble (old Finnish board game)


    Table hockeys....
    a.) Swedes home arena


    b.) Finns home arena:



    Newer ones:

    Carcassonne


    7wonders:


    Stone age:


    Ticket to Ride:



    Never been huge fan of Trivial Pursuit or Alias...

    Plus I have never played Gloomhaven (which is called the best board game ever). The board will always be different; one game takes about 120 hours; whole package/game weights 10kg.


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    I think there should be place for both board games and video games (in moderation) for kids growing up. While there are a lot of idiotic video games out there (like first-person shooters), there's also a lot of games which can be beneficial for problem solving abilities, creative thinking and tactical planning. According to some studies, certain types of video games can increase a person's intelligence:

    Athanasios Kokkinakis of the University of York had players of a similar game also take intelligence tests, he saw a strong relationship. Specifically, he had 56 experienced players complete a standardized test of fluid intelligence, along with assessments of their working memory and game-playing performance. It turned out that those who played better in the video game also had higher intelligence, as well as improved spatial working memory. [...] it’s possible that video games may actually make you smarter. In another study, scientists from Florida State University had participants either perform “brain-training” games on Lumosity, which claims to improve cognitive performance, or break out the Playstation to play Portal 2. That’s a different game altogether, a puzzle-based strategy game in which the player has to navigate a complex, changing environment. And it turns out that those who trained on Lumosity improved on nothing at all, while those who played Portal 2 showed improvements in problem solving, along with spatial skill and persistence. [...] Not only that, but other work has shown that simply playing such games increases the grey matter in the brain too, especially in the frontal areas associated with intelligence. It even increases the white matter associated with greater cortical connectivity.
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...-raise-your-iq

    Still, I don't think video games can replace a lot of the elements of board games, like the social interaction, cooperation and competition with real-life people, and as a point of connection between generations and a means of gathering the family.
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    Parents should ask themselves which is better for their own souls and their childrens'... to learn to interact with machines or with other people? Playing board games with friends and family develops interpersonal skills and people learn to deal with adversity in group situations. The more this happens and the earlier this happens, the more successful a person will be in life.
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    Hey, FS, I wouldn't mind a go on that ice hockey game

    I used to play the "Kimble" one when I was a kid but over here it was called "Frustration"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaxonPagan View Post
    Hey, FS, I wouldn't mind a go on that ice hockey game
    Ok. Fun to play ... but not my favorite right now ... I played that last New Year (at Sweden) ... with my relatives & their friends. I became 4. of 7 persons (tournament). They had that damn Swedish Stiga version! My revenge will be ''ruthless & cruel'' as they will be here next time ... and I carry on sight that Champion version.

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    I used to play the "Kimble" one when I was a kid but over here it was called "Frustration"
    Interesting. That is pretty old game...from 1967.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimble_(board_game)

    Maybe they have copied it to UK?

    PS: Stiga has also football version

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    Yes, 1967 sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Žoreišar View Post

    Still, I don't think video games can replace a lot of the elements of board games, like the social interaction, cooperation and competition with real-life people, and as a point of connection between generations and a means of gathering the family.
    It's also an excellent way of annoying your parents and siblings without real retaliation too Lurking kiddies take heed! No one, not even my husband, will play monopoly with me anymore (not even computerized) because I game the system like a money-changer. Great opportunity for slow-burn mischief!

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