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 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 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
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 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?