Here on the Direct Source Games blog, we’ve often talked about the importance of board games. In addition to being fun, board games help to fine-tune reasoning abilities and present a great bonding opportunity.
A recent article in Chicago Parent was written by Elliott Miller, a father of five who uses board games as an opportunity to spend time with his children.
Elliot identifies an issue that most parents can relate to. The hectic pace of everyday life can make it difficult to find time to sit back, relax and have a good time:
“As a father of five kids growing up in this information overloaded world, I’ve faced the same struggle as many parents. It is harder than ever to find quality family time. Facebook, video games and headphones are all distractions that keep our children busy, but also keep them isolated from spending time together as a family.”
A lifelong board game enthusiast, Miller admits that the demands of raising a family meant that the games were “pushed to the back of the closet” for some time. One of the main reasons the family lost interest in board games was due to the perceived lack of variety on the market – a myth that, after some research, Miller is quick to dispel:
“The board game industry is much larger than the shelves of your local [store] would lead you to believe,” he says. “There are games for every interest.” Miller urges that board game enthusiasts look toward specialty game shops to truly tap into the diversity the board game industry has to offer.
After discovering the wide variety of games available today, Miller and his family rekindled their love affair with board games and now play together regularly.
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