Christmas is on its way and all the kids want loads of electronic gadgets and games for Wii, DS or PSP but there are cheaper solutions and definitely ones which are more interactive, inside the line of many varied and different board games.
Board games of types have been around for years and years some of the very earliest from Egypt have been dated from 3500 BC and 3100 BC. A version of Backgammon present in Iran has become dated to 3000 BC. It found its way to China about 220 - 265 AD., remains extremely popular in Iran but additionally currently played worldwide.
Chess came from India, in a really different form from the current variation with the game. This current version originated in Southern Europe in the late fifteenth century. Competitive chess games were first organized inside the sixteenth century along with the tradition has continued since that time, it is now recognized as an Olympic Sport. It is a game for just two players with a chequered board of sixty-four squares and thirty two playing pieces.
Scrabble, anything game for just two to four players was invented in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts but was reinvented in the slightly different form in 1948 by James Brunot. It gained its first real success in 1952 and has become a family group favorite ever since. Thousands of people worldwide play club and tournament scrabble along with the world Scrabble championships are held on odd years in countries all over the world.
Monopoly is the one other favorite for all the family and games sometimes will take hours to perform. It was produced in higher quantities in 1934. Many new versions have been produced for several countries and cities in addition to certain film versions (Star Trek and Star Wars) in addition to Nintendo, Disney and Peanuts. The newest version replaces paper money with a charge card and a machine to provide or remove money.
Cluedo (or Clue) a murder mystery game for up to six players was invented in 1946 by Anthony Pratt. It was released in 1949 after the Second World War. The board is organized as an English country house along with the cards can be a selection of people, weapons and places when a murder has taken place. The aim with the game will be the initial player to obtain the murderer the weapon along with the place where it happened. It is a game for your family.
Many new board games have been produced based on latest fashions, films and trends there are games to match every taste and pocket. Board games are perfect for bored kids with a rainy day, or use a games evening and shut off the TV get everyone involved and take the quality time together.