In this modern era, there are many things we can access easily. One of them is games. However, nowadays, there are too many game developers that give complex and complicated gameplay in their games. Meanwhile, children are still playing those games, not to mention that the games they played probably are age-restricted for their ages. The solution is something simple that isn’t digital. Let’s just say board games. It is classic, and people of any age can play it. And of course, board games can be very educational, suitable for learning and activities for kids. So, because of that, in this article, we will talk about board games. That is suitable for learning and activities for kids.
Snakes & Ladders
This is the most classic, and it is still popular even nowadays. Originally, Snakes and Ladders are from 1870. Snakes & Ladders can be played by two children or more. It is a board game that contains a lot of boxes, including the numbers of it. There are snakes and ladders connected to each box.
The purpose of this board game is to throw a dice. Whatever number in the dice, the player must place its pawn on the correct box. If they got into a ladder, the pawn went up to where the ladder ends. Meanwhile, if they got snakes, they have to go down where the snake end.
This one is one of the most famous board games in the world, Monopoly. The purpose of this game is to dominate every box through purchase, rent, or trade, based on a simplified economy system. It is so popular, even there is a digital version of Monopoly. I used to play Line – Get Rich on my mobile phone.
All players have to move their pawn based on turns. When the pawn stops in the box where it is not touched by other players, the player can purchase the box based on the price listed. However, when the pawn stopped in the box owned by another player, they had to pay the rent. It is also based on the rent price listed too.
Jenga is one of learning and activities for kids that specifically trains the player’s mental state. In this board game, players must think strategically. During the game, every player has their turn to pick one of the woodblocks from a wooden tower. The player must take the below part of the tower first.
There are 52 woodblocks in the tower. Every block that is taken must be placed on the top so the tower can balance its stability.