Christmas is arriving and all sorts of your children want lots of electronic gadgets and games for his or her Wii, DS or PSP but there are cheaper options available and certainly people that are more interactive, inside the distinct many varied and different board games.
Board games coming from all types have been about for hundreds of years some of the very earliest from Egypt have been dated from 3500 BC and 3100 BC. A version of Backgammon seen in Iran may be dated to 3000 BC. It come to China about 220 - 265 AD., continues to be extremely popular in Iran but also currently played worldwide.
Chess came from India, in a really different form in the current variation of the game. This current version originated Southern Europe throughout the late fifteenth century. Competitive chess games were first organized inside the sixteenth century along with the tradition has carried on subsequently, it is currently recognized as a possible Olympic Sport. It is a game for just two players on a chequered board of sixty-four squares and thirty two playing pieces.
Scrabble, anything game for just two to four players was first invented in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts but was reinvented in a slightly different form in 1948 by James Brunot. It gained its first real success in 1952 and may be a household favorite since. Thousands of people worldwide play club and tournament scrabble along with the world Scrabble championships are held on odd years in countries around the world.
Monopoly is yet another favorite for all the family and games sometimes will take hours to perform. It was first mass produced in 1934. Many new versions have been produced for various countries and cities as well as certain film versions (Star Trek and Star Wars) as well as Nintendo, Disney and Peanuts. The newest version replaces paper money with credit cards plus a machine to add or take away money.
Cluedo (or Clue) a murder mystery game for approximately six players was invented in 1946 by Anthony Pratt. It was released in 1949 following the Second World War. The board is presented as a possible English country house along with the cards can be a number of people, weapons and places where a murder has had place. The aim of the game is to be the first player to find the murderer the weapon along with the place where it happened. It is a game for the whole family.
Many new board games have been produced according to latest fashions, films and trends there are games to suit everyone and pocket. Board games are fantastic for bored kids on a rainy day, or use a games evening and switch off the TV get everyone involved and take the quality time together.