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The Best Traditional Games for Families

10th February 2020

In a world where digital is king and where everything is easily accessible with one simple search on Google, it’s also easy to forget about traditional games, games that we grew up playing and that brought us many good memories and, sometimes, family arguments (mostly because of Monopoly, but let’s not get into that).

Traditional games, like game tables, card games and board games, are as important as more modern games and have much to offer. As this article on LingoKids mentions, traditional games can have great benefits for children as these require “physical activity, social skills, creativity, imagination, competition, camaraderie”, amongst many other skills.

The School Run published an article on how family games help positive behaviour, mentioning how this type of games help children think for themselves, “learn cooperation and teamwork skills, work on strategies and tactics, and learn how to hold a conversation with adults.” It all sounds great, right?

Now that we’ve settled how good traditional games are, let’s talk about what you’ve been waiting for – the best traditional games for families.

Game tables

From snooker to foosball, game tables have been around for decades and come hand-in-hand with a variety of benefits. According to the Daily Mail, playing snooker improves concentration, the ability the assess and manage risk, and the importance of patience. Plus, these types of games are perfect for any age, so your whole family can enjoy them!

In case you are looking for the perfect game table for your family games room, snooker table manufacturer, Hamilton Billiards has a wide range of snooker tables, pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey tables and billiards tables to create the perfect family games room.

a pack of cards spread out

Card games

From Uno to a standard pack of playing cards, there are so many card games options to play with the family which will guarantee a good time. If you only have ordinary playing cards, you can choose a simple game of Go Fish or Rummy or for older kids, you can play more advanced games of Poker or Bluff.

Board games

Think Snakes & Ladders, Scrabble, Chess, Bingo, Cluedo, Pictionary – the world is your oyster! From classic to modern board games, I’m sure you’ll find something you and your family will love to play together.

What are your favourite traditional games?

 

 

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