Christmas is coming and all sorts of the kids want plenty of electronics and games for their Wii, DS or PSP but there are cheaper options available and certainly ones that are more interactive, in the line of many varied and different board games.
Board games of all types have been around for centuries many of the very earliest from Egypt are actually dated from 3500 BC and 3100 BC. A version of Backgammon seen in Iran has become dated to 3000 BC. It arrived in China about 220 - 265 AD., is still very popular in Iran and also currently played worldwide.
Chess started in India, in a really different form through the current variation from the game. This current version originated in Southern Europe through the late fifteenth century. Competitive chess games were first organized in the sixteenth century as well as the tradition has sustained since that time, it's now recognized as a possible Olympic Sport. It is a game for two players over a chequered board of sixty-four squares and thirty two playing pieces.
Scrabble, anything game for two to four players was first invented in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts but was reinvented inside a slightly different form in 1948 by James Brunot. It gained its first real success in 1952 and has become a family group favorite since that time. Thousands of people worldwide play club and tournament scrabble as well as the world Scrabble championships are held on odd years in countries all over the world.
Monopoly is an additional favorite for all your family and games sometimes might take hours to finish. It was first made in huge amounts in 1934. Many new versions are actually produced many different 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 using a credit card along with a machine to include or detract 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 following the Second World War. The board is presented as a possible English country house as well as the cards can be a number of people, weapons and places the place where a murder has brought place. The aim from the game will be the first player to obtain the murderer the weapon as well as the place where it happened. It is a game for the whole family.
Many new board games are actually produced according to latest fashions, films and trends there are games to match every taste and pocket. Board games are great for bored kids over a rainy day, or possess a games evening and switch off the TV get everyone involved and take the quality time together.