About a year and a half ago, a friend of mine turned me on to something that has changed not only how I spend my time, but my money as well. He introduced me to the previously unknown world of board games. When I was growing up, I played video games – a lot. My friends and I would run marathon sessions of whatever hot game was out at the time and I remember spending what little money I had on new consoles and games. Even though I loved video games, board games never really struck a chord with me.
My experiences with these types of games usually revolved around classics like Monopoly or Scrabble and to be honest, they just weren’t as intriguing or exciting as video games. As a result of limited exposure to games that never really interested me, I assumed that board games just weren’t for me. Wow, was I wrong!
Once I got a taste of what board games had to offer, I was hooked. I soon learned that these games were not only fun, but they were rich with themes, stories, mechanics, and strategies. As I began to sink more time and, thanks to my wife’s infinite understanding, money into this hobby, I realized that playing these types of games with my children could provide us with not only a lot of fun, but also a lot of educational value. Continue reading “Games That Teach – Stone Age”