Are Traditional Family Games A Thing Of The Past

Are Traditional Family Games A Thing Of The Past



Are Traditional Family Games a​ thing of​ the​ past?
Board games have evolved massively over the​ years .​
As a​ child my memories of​ board games were Monopoly,​ Draughts,​ Cluedo,​ Guess Who and many many more .​
All games that we​ could play as​ a​ family to​ pass the​ time away .​
Hours of​ fun was had by all.
My favorite game was Monopoly a​ game that give me an​ insight to​ Real Estate (ironically enough,​ I​ now have a​ career as​ an​ Estate Agent) .​
is​ that a​ coincidence or​ did my childhood obsession with Monopoly play on​ by subconscious?
Many Sunday afternoons were spent with my four sisters playing,​ or​ should I​ say rowing over this fabulous game .​
the​ first row would normally be about who would like to​ be the​ iron,​ shoe,​ car etc (these were the​ items that you had to​ chose from to​ represent you on​ the​ board as​ you played) .​
My favourite was always the​ dog!
The next row would be about who went first,​ and then the​ next would be about who would play the​ role of​ the​ Banker.
Finally the​ game would begin,​ and how much fun we​ had .​
Hours and hours of​ fun week after week.
How things have changed? Today,​ whilst we​ still have the​ old traditional Board games,​ and I​ guess we​ always will,​ Games are far more advanced,​ and are often played on​ computers,​ or​ via DVD Players using your Television sets.
You can now play a​ board game on​ your own against a​ Computer (who will act as​ your opponent) as​ opposed to​ playing with friends and/or family .​
I​ find this quite sad,​ especially knowing how much fun we​ had as​ children interacting with each other,​ and observing each other as​ we​ rowed over such meaningless but then important issues.
I now see my own nephews spending hours on​ their own in​ front of​ a​ computer playing games without any physical human interaction,​ whilst their parents get on​ with other things .​
I​ guess one advantage is​ that if​ you are an​ only child you don’t miss out on​ not playing games just because you had no-one else to​ play it​ with you .​
The Traditional games such as​ monopoly can now be played on​ a​ computer and the​ Computer can act as​ your opponent .​
You can even set what level of​ difficulty you want to​ play at.
The disadvantage to​ this,​ in​ my opinion is​ that the​ family getting together and interacting with each other seems to​ be a​ thing of​ the​ past.




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