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Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages

Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages an article by Jackie Edwards We live in a wonderful world where board games continue to be an immensely popular pastime despite the constant advances being made in the realm of video gaming. The board game market is inundated with games that represent a wide variety of genres, such as war games, card games, health-themed games, and even drawing-themed games. The latter is especially enjoyable for individuals who like to create and enjoy drawing as much as they do playing games. Artistic board gamers are in for a treat, as there are many superb games that require players to draw pictures in order to win. Pictionary remains a well-loved classic Pictionary, which was first launched back in 1985 by Angel Games Inc, may be considered somewhat old-fashioned by some, but it still remains a hot favorite among board game enthusiasts. The game get players’ creative juices flowing by instructing them to draw a word or phrase printed on card while their partner tries to guess what they are drawing. A few different versions of the game have been released including one celebrating The Simpsons as well as a version dedicated to Austin Powers. The game board and cards have also been upgraded over time with newer versions making use of boards and erasable markers instead of traditional pencils and paper. Exquisite Corpse delights both young and old Exquisite Corpse is a super-fun collaborative game that started out as a casual parlour game before being commercially published and sold on platforms such as Amazon and eBay. The game is great fun for young and old alike and entails players taking turns to draw sections of a body on a piece of paper, folding it to hid the artistic contribution, and passing it on to the next players. There is no skill level required to play the game, although some experience sketching magical creatures like dragons and monsters may come in handy to help you create fantastic drawings and to win! The game is suitable for anywhere between two and five players, and The Exquisite Corpse Book features 56 different template pages that can easily be replaced with normal copy paper when you've used all of them. Feline lovers will adore The Cat Game The Cat Game is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves both cats and drawing. In this game, players compete against each other either alone or in teams to try and draw the best picture. Loosely based on Pictionary, the game requires players to pick a card and then draw the clue on a drawing board. This may have been very straight forward if it wasn’t for one exciting twist – every picture has to contain a cat somewhere in it. The objective of the game is for the other players to guess what is being illustrated with the first player/team to twenty points being crowned the winner.   Playing board games and drawing are both extremely enjoyable past-times so just imagine how much fun a combination of the two can be?  Even if you are not an artist by anyone’s standards, you are bound to have a great time playing any of the games mentioned above. Read More

Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages

Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages an article by Jackie Edwards We live in a wonderful world where board games continue to be an immensely popular pastime despite the constant advances being made in the realm of video gaming. The board game market is inundated with games that represent a wide variety of genres, such as war games, card games, health-themed games, and even drawing-themed games. The latter is especially enjoyable for individuals who like to create and enjoy drawing as much as they do playing games. Artistic board gamers are in for a treat, as there are many superb games that require players to draw pictures in order to win. Pictionary remains a well-loved classic Pictionary, which was first launched back in 1985 by Angel Games Inc, may be considered somewhat old-fashioned by some, but it still remains a hot favorite among board game enthusiasts. The game get players’ creative juices flowing by instructing them to draw a word or phrase printed on card while their partner tries to guess what they are drawing. A few different versions of the game have been released including one celebrating The Simpsons as well as a version dedicated to Austin Powers. The game board and cards have also been upgraded over time with newer versions making use of boards and erasable markers instead of traditional pencils and paper. Exquisite Corpse delights both young and old Exquisite Corpse is a super-fun collaborative game that started out as a casual parlour game before being commercially published and sold on platforms such as Amazon and eBay. The game is great fun for young and old alike and entails players taking turns to draw sections of a body on a piece of paper, folding it to hid the artistic contribution, and passing it on to the next players. There is no skill level required to play the game, although some experience sketching magical creatures like dragons and monsters may come in handy to help you create fantastic drawings and to win! The game is suitable for anywhere between two and five players, and The Exquisite Corpse Book features 56 different template pages that can easily be replaced with normal copy paper when you've used all of them. Feline lovers will adore The Cat Game The Cat Game is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves both cats and drawing. In this game, players compete against each other either alone or in teams to try and draw the best picture. Loosely based on Pictionary, the game requires players to pick a card and then draw the clue on a drawing board. This may have been very straight forward if it wasn’t for one exciting twist – every picture has to contain a cat somewhere in it. The objective of the game is for the other players to guess what is being illustrated with the first player/team to twenty points being crowned the winner.   Playing board games and drawing are both extremely enjoyable past-times so just imagine how much fun a combination of the two can be?  Even if you are not an artist by anyone’s standards, you are bound to have a great time playing any of the games mentioned above. Read More

Surprising Ways Board Games Can Improve Your Health

Surprising Ways Board Games Can Improve Your Health

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Surprising Ways Board Games Can Improve Your Health   an article by Jackie Edwards In the new Star Wars: Outer Rim board game, you take to the stars and carve out a role as the most famous smuggler in the galaxy. The game’s exciting, challenging, and, it turns out, even good for your health. A study in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found experienced board game players have increased grey matter in the brain’s nucleus accumbens. This helps mental health by leading to more positive experiences and enthusiasm. Participants also had decreased grey matter in the brain’s amygdala, resulting in stress reduction and increased calmness. There’s never been a better reason to incorporate more war games into your life.  Aids relaxation A study by RealNetworks, Inc. looked at how people use board games to improve their mental health. The results show 64% of the 1,302 respondents play board games in order to unwind and relax, while 53% play primarily for stress relief. Gloom: Unfortunate Expeditions, in particular, is the perfect card game to help you unwind and forget about your own troubles. A delightfully macabre game, Gloom involves making the life of an eccentric family as depressing as possible before killing them off in various twisted ways. Taking time out to play your favourite games also protects your physical health by helping you maintain a healthy weight. Too much stress triggers high levels of cortisol in the body, which makes weight loss difficult. Relaxing with games regulates cortisol levels and maintains a healthy weight. Strengthens immune system Research shows depression and anxiety lowers the immune system and makes it harder for your body to fight disease. Alternately, the laughter and positivity you get from playing board games boosts the immune system. Monopoly: The Walking Dead (Survival Edition) puts a hilarious twist on the classic real-estate trading game as players fight against zombies to survive. It’s a great game to inject fun and excitement into your life, especially for fans of the show. You’ll also release endorphins, which increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies to boost your immune system and strengthen your resistance to disease. Endorphins fight stress, promote well-being, and even strengthen your ability to ignore pain.  Boosts heart health The fun you have playing board games can protect your heart. Specifically, the endorphins released by laughing can lower or maintain your blood pressure. If you’re looking for a new game to keep your heart healthy, Age Of Sigmar Warcry: Ravaged Lands Shattered Stormvault allows you to add new challenges to your Warcry games. This set contains a double-sided game board enabling you to have larger battles with new terrain cards offering new tactical challenges. You’ll experience hours of fun and laughter, which in turn lowers your blood pressure and keeps you healthier.   Ultimately, war games are a great way to forget the troubles of regular life and relax for a few hours. They also give you a fun way to connect with others, which is increasingly important in this modern, digitised world. And now you can enjoy your favourite war game knowing it’s also doing your health a whole lot of good.  Read More

Lexicographical Board Games Boost The Brain

Lexicographical Board Games Boost The Brain

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Lexicographical Board Games Boost The Brain An article by Jackie Edwards Even without a specific educational aspect, board games are one of the best fun activities that you can undertake to boost your brainpower. One study, conducted by Ulm University, Germany, found that just a few hours of game time a week improves overall cognitive health. Looking towards board games with an educational edge will help to boost that factor to an even greater degree, and provide you with an outlet where you can both relax and develop your grey matter. The power of words Board games that concern themselves with word play are some of the simplest to pick up, yet most difficult to master. The benefits of these games are tangible, with benefits ranging from improved vocabulary to a greater aptitude for learning complex grammar structures, as one scientific study established. Those looking to learn a new language are often directed to play simple word-based board games, like crosswords and word searches. Even the most basic word-based puzzles can provide an excellent way to boost your vocabulary and brain power – they get you thinking, get you working through your memory, and provide a way to relax at the same time, creating a positive feedback loop. Going a step further Board games can be wonderfully complex, and even basic pattern-teaching games can give you an even bigger boost and start to develop your tertiary skills. Take, for example, Paperback, which turns word play into an economy. Simply by the fact of playing Paperback, you’ll create and develop your own lexicon. This helps to build pattern learning and numerical skills alongside your ability with words, which will be to the benefit of more than just your English language skills. Pattern recognition is an important skill, both in work and in day to day life, and is an invaluable thing to develop. Furthermore, numerical skills always come in handy, and will become increasingly relevant as more of life is conducted through digital mediums. Developing your creativity Games like Paperback already demand a level of creativity from players, but this is largely confined to the economy you’re creating. The best boardgames involve an element of silliness, and few are as good for this as Telestrations. Essentially a game of whispers where words are presented as creative drawing, it demands creative writing but also acts as a test of your vocabulary. Creative skills are often overlooked in favour of mathematical and analytical ones, but often contribute to a wider sense of being well educated and able to perform under pressure. Games like Telestrations give you the opportunity to hone your creativity, learn through wordplay, and interact with your family all the while. Board games are great fun and are renowned for their positive effects on learning and mental ability. Completing a board game with your family will help you to relax, while also generating tangible benefits on your family relationships and your learning ability. Take it to another level and pick up some word play based games; you’ll learn more than just some extra words. Read More

Celebrate the Final Season of GOT with a Fun Games Night

Celebrate the Final Season of GOT with a Fun Games Night

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Celebrate the Final Season of GOT with a Fun Games Night An Article by Jackie Edwards The Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale smashed a series record last August when more than 12.1 million viewers tuned in to the episode according to a report issued by Nielson. Now, with the eighth and final season underway, Thronies from all corners of the globe will be coming together to celebrate their joint love for the HBO series. While sitting in front of the telly with a bowl of popcorn catching the latest episode is indeed fun, there are other ways to celebrate your love for the series. An evening of board games with like-minded friends may very well turn into a regular occurrence, especially if you follow a few basic guidelines to make it extra entertaining. Get the board games ready If you and your friends are die-hard GOT fans, you will obviously want to play GOT-themed board games.  The Game of Thrones Board Game is bound to keep any fan of the series enthralled for hours at a time.  The updated second edition of the game promises to take your board gaming experience to the next level with the incorporation of elements such as garrisons, ports, siege engines, and Wildling cards.  If you are looking to change things up a bit, why not bring out the fast-paced card game Hand of the King that requires you to form alliances with certain players while conspiring against others. Whether you choose one of these super GOT-themed games, or make time to play them both, you are destined to have a night to remember.   Dress up for the occasion You know what is more fun than a GOT games night - a GOT games night that incorporates fancy dress.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to a Game of Thrones dress-up. Some brave guys may choose to give their best impersonation of Khal Drogo while others will feel more comfortable dressed up as Tyrion Lannister. Missandei and Khaleesi are always popular choices among the ladies will undoubtedly get the men at your party feeling rather flustered. Dressing up is always fun and thankfully there is a GOT costume that will appeal to fans of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Make some awesome GOT-themed snacks and decorations Once you have your board games and costume ready, the only other things you need to worry about are some snacks and GOT decorations. While no one will expect you to build an iron throne, you can create an awesome atmosphere with a couple of Dolthraki-esque lanterns, awesome home-made dragon eggs, and a DIY miniature dragon mobile. Depending on your skills in the kitchen, you may either opt to serve a feast that includes the boar that killed King Robert (a beef or pork roast will do) or a simpler selection of snacks such as mini pork pies, popcorn, beef skewers, and Ned Stark cake pops. As a die-hard GOT fan you owe it to yourself to have a dress-up games night, even if it is only once. Not only will you be able to spend time with like-minded individuals, but you will also be able to show off your knowledge of the show, both during the game and in your set-up for the night. Read More