Throwback Thursday - Board Games
(09 Mar 2017)

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Throwback Thursday - Board Games


This throwback Thursday, Expresso is informing you about some of the greatest board games that have been around. Before Xbox’s and Fifa, this was the social way of entertaining friends and family for hours. It’s time to put down the Xbox controller and breakout the board games.

 
Monopoly, the most popular board game in the world celebrates its 84th birthday, as it was developed in 1933.  A game that taught many of us how to handle money and make it work for us even before we had bank accounts.
 
Chess, is the ultimate strategy game that has been around since the 6th century and developed in India. A game for all ages, it helped kids develop stronger brain activity and does the same for the elderly, helping their minds stay sharp. This is due to the fact that it requires general intelligence. The game is credited with helping many war generals throughout history, plan their strategies.
  chess


Stratego, another strategy game developed in the Netherlands in 1946. The game was based on Napoleon’s Battle of Waterloo, however many different versions have emerged over the years, but one thig that remained was that the aim of the game is to discover and capture the opponent's flag.

Stratego


Scrabble, this word game is great way teaching kids spelling and the meaning of certain words, as you use single lettered tiles to form words and the tiles must form words in crossword fashion. It is playable with 2 to 4 people and is a great way to entertain the whole family.

scrabble

Battleship, this guessing game has evolved quite a bit since being developed in the 1930’s, it was originally a pencil and paper game but was only released as a board game 1967 and was one of the earliest board games to be made into a video game. The games objective is to destroy your opponent’s fleet.

Battleships


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