Do families still play board games with all the video game hype? Yes, indeed they do, and popularity grows each year with new board games hitting the scene. Can you guess the all-time favorite summer board game? Monopoly might come to mind first, but it’s not number one. Scrabble or Clue? Nope. First and second place go to Chess and checkers!
We hear you saying it. Yep, really, checkers and Chess. While complex, experts say Chess helps develop critical thinking, mental prowess, patience and thoughtfulness. Checkers, on the other hand, is less complex, but not necessarily easier, and requires critical thinking and strong memory skills. No matter the level of complexity, most players consider both an engaging dual!
When you think of the summer board games of your childhood what comes to mind? Chess with a grandparent, the checkerboards enjoyed on the Cracker Barrel porch during vacation travels, living room floor Battle Ship marathons with siblings during summer break or fun-filled nights in the chill of A/C around the family table playing old and new favorites?
Our Heating Specialties team says why not ditch the devices once a week this summer and give the family game night a whirl? It is inexpensive fun and often a welcome break from busy schedules. Plus, the chill of the A/C and the howls of laughter could make it one of your family’s favorite nights, and possibly even a family tradition!
Here are our teams top 10 board game picks to get you started:
- Ticket to Ride
- Phase 10 (okay this one is a card game, but it rocks!)
Missing the chill of the A/C part for your new family game night tradition? The Heating Specialties team is only a call away at (866) 923-2653.