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As the world gets obsessed with new technology and sassy gadgets, the traditional joys of a humble board game has started to loose its original sheen. Most of these board games have been forgotten and few among us really know how they look, feel like. Some among us have tried reviving them by transforming the physical board entity onto a pixel format, and those board games are now being played in virtual reality. The combination is mesmerizing, but purist differs on this mixed transformation and more so, 'they prefer genuineness to their experience of playing the board games. What they want to feel is the physical sense of winning, while applying gruesome strategies and see the tampering of emotions that run on the opponents face. These and few more are the actually things, the part of the experience, that only board games are capable of providing.
Speaking of strategies; all the varied strategies that are utilized while playing a board game helps sharpen our thinking skills. It makes our thoughts more so cunning and the benefit of such 'quick' thinking, which is required in a game; is beneficial in real life circumstances too. There are many different types of settings to a board game. Some games are developed with clues from real life - more like simulation of real life; others are fantasy based. In such games there are, mostly, mythical characters and the players don the role of each of these character, those that are supplied in the game. These types of fantasy board games are more fun and really test the skills of a player.
One thing that makes a board games standout is that every generation can relate to them. Most board games carry with it a sense of nostalgia, to which we all like to relate. Hence, when we think of board games the first thing that comes to our mind is 'a group of people' and that group of people could be no one but our own friends and family. It promotes a social gathering, which is a thing too rare in today's hi-tech world. And; 'Best of all, board games dont even require an electrical source playing, making is just so perfect for fun family activities, that too anywhere anytime!
The different facets of games are the 'virtual games'. These games are all the rage in today's technologically developed world and have even spawned a generation of players, which has got themselves hooked. The fact that any kind of game is addictive, but; virtual games has redefined the vary fact and has proved to be quite a source of addiction. Virtual games are getting better with each day with use of new graphic engines that are shattering the scales of virtual reality. The games that are recently developed are epitome of the fact. With their glitzy look and incredible play it has become hard to differentiate the virtual from the real. Playing them is that much fun as they are now more immersive and appear far too real. It is 'Virtual reality',....at your service.
Boardgaminginfo.com is a dedicated source for all info on both traditional board games and virtual games. We feature each and every popular game and provide everything, which is a part of those very games. We also include downloadable games. Checkout the activity tab, located on the extreme right at the top. Fun & Interesting games like Sudoku & Maze are available, and they can also be downloaded or printed for use. For children we have Disney coloring characters. And for adults we have a section of crosswords & difficult mazes. Below, you can find the list for top 5 pouplar board games and top 5 popluar virtual games.
Checkout the activity tab, located on the extreme right at the top. Fun & Interesting games like Sudoku & Maze are available, and they can also be downloaded or printed for use. For children we have Disney coloring characters. And for adults we have a section of crosswords & difficult mazes.
History of Board Games
As the name suggests, a board game is played on a flat surface or board, comprising of a structure or map, guiding the players to play towards a set objective. While the board formed the base, additional tools and aids in the form of variously shaped pieces, dice, timers etc. helped to enhance the quality of the game. There are primarily four types of board games – luck, strategy, knowledge and racing.
Board games that involve luck are typically controlled by dice. The winner is usually the person who rolls the correct lucky number, which leads him to victory.
Strategy involves skill, logic and intellect. The aim of the strategy board games is to prevent opposing pieces to move forward, capitalize on large portions of the board, and ensure that several of your pieces form a fortress to block or eliminate the opponent.
Knowledge games are those that need the person to be knowledgeable about certain topics, for example in quizmasters you need to have a good general knowledge of history, geography, science etc. and in scrabble, you need to have a good vocabulary.
The aim of the racing games is to race along with the others, find the best and quickest path and attempt to finish first.
Historians believe that boards games have been prevalent for more than 4000 years. Board games were very popular in ancient Greece and Rome from where they traveled to different parts of Europe and finally to the United States. In Asia, board games were believed to have started only in 400BC. It is also believed that some of the board games played at that time had a religious connotation.
However, it was only during the 20th century that board games assumed popularity, as the rising middle class, who had more time to devote to leisure indulged in them more than ever before.
With the advent of the Internet and computer gaming, the popularity of board games has deepened further. Software combined with artificial intelligence has given people the chance to play board games on the computer, both solo and against diverse players from across the world, who too have joined online gaming with the same objective.