Revisiting Classic Games

By Jonquil Jardine

Thinking of staying in this weekend and don’t know what to do? We got plans for you. Games,

especially board games are a fun way to socialise and keep busy while staying indoors

especially during the winter season. There’s a sense of nostalgia that is associated with some

games. I think we can all agree that we tend to get caught up with technology and sometimes

forget about the simple things in life but don’t worry we got you covered. This week we

rediscover classic games that remind us of the good old days. Which one is your favourite?

Scrabble

Scrabble is not just fun but it’s also educational. The goal of the game is to score as many

points as possible by placing tiles (with letters) to create words. Wondering how the game

ends? The person who has used up all their tiles is crowned winner. Fun fact: names of people

and companies can be used in the game.

Why I like it: It simply makes you think. You have to think about words you may not usually use

on a daily basis.

Jenga

Jenga takes both physical coordination and decision making when playing. Players take turn

removing one block at a time. But you don’t simply disregard the block! The chosen block is

then placed at the top which creates an even more unstable structure. Fun Fact: you can play

Jenga solo.

Why I like it: It’s super fun and it keeps you on your toes. You never know when the structure is

going to collapse so the suspense keeps you alert.

Monopoly

Monopoly is a board game that allow players to purchase, trade and develop properties. Sounds

fun? There’s a catch. You have to take into consideration jail time, paying other players etc. The

goal of the game is to cause other people to go into bankruptcy.

Why I like it: It makes me feel like an adult with a bit more money than I have now. With money,

comes more responsibility and decision-making. After all, you don’t want to lose everything you

have, even if it’s just a game.

There’s so many distractions these days. Technology has brought us closer yet further away

from each other. By playing games, you are encouraged to interact with each other while

stimulating your brain. Which game will you have at your next games night?