Do you remember family nights with fun board games played at the dining table? In this modern era it is being forgotten, and all due to some silly myths. Some people have the wrong perception about board games which makes them lose out on the amazing health benefits these games offer. Explore these myths below.
Whether it was a family evening, an after-church social, or just a casual gathering of friends, board games used to be a special part of people’s lives. However, over time and due to several hi-tech inventions, people started overlooking the significance of these games.
Another major reason behind this negligence is a list of myths that makes it difficult for people to have board games in their daily routine. We have listed a few of these myths below.
They are Hard to Learn
This is the biggest myth surrounding board games. The fact is that most games are very easy to pick up. Almost anyone can easily learn how to play any game of their choice. All you really need is time and determination to do so. You need to understand that game publishers and designers want you to play their game. And for this they’ll do all that they can to ensure that you learn it as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
All Games are Same
Take a moment to review just a few games and you will see how each one is different from the other. There is truly something unique in every game that separates it from another. More and more games and ideas are being created and published every year. Now is a great time to get into board games as there has never been so much variety.
A Number of People are Required
This will vary from game to game. Yes, there are games that call for only 1 player and then there are other games that can accommodate as many people as you have in the room. With the variety of games available, just pick a game as per the availability of the players.
It is an Expensive Activity
Everyone have their own financial restraints, but that doesn’t have to stop you from playing boards games. There are so many games that are cost effective and entertaining. Game publishers know their audience quite well, and they keep the prices for their games within a tolerable range.
So there is no more need to wait! Start searching for the perfect game for your family and friends. Look for what interests you the most and start having a great time.
Shawn Davison is co-owner of Level One Game Shop and Level Up Events. Level One is a small game store devoted to board, tabletop, and card games located in Kansas City’s historic City Market. Level Up Events is dedicated to creating great chances for people to get together, be social, and share their passions for gaming, culture, and more.
Shawn’s background is in business analysis and operations with Kansas City start-ups. He is a graduate from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO with degrees in Entrepreneurship & Japanese, and Critical Thought & Inquiry. He and his wife Ai happily reside in the River Market area of Kansas City, Missouri.