7 childhood games from the 90s to be played in lockdown with kids
Try to remember the last time you played any game with your family members. Having difficulty in recalling, the moments which can become your beautiful memories for the lifetime. But don't worry God has given all of us a possibility created out of the odds, that is lockdown. The games you will play together with your family members will formulate a bond between parents and children that can last not only for a day, a week, or even a year but will last for a lifetime. Playing games together encourages fun and entertainment for both the parents and kids to interact, outside of the burden of assignments and household chores.
We can play many games like word games, trivia games, or scheme games like chess, skilful games like Pictionary which can also be used to motivate the academic development of a child.
Playing games engages a child's important skills, comprising the trouble solving and decision making, how to have the patience to wait for your turn, to follow rules and regulations, and enhance communication skills.
Parents can also use these games as an education tool. For instance, if you are playing chess than you can explain that knights, King and Queen are our important part of history and not something originated from the angel's world.
But sometimes it can also be boredom for both the parent and kids to play board games again and again. So today I will advise all the parents to try playing games which we use to play in childhood times as it will develop a feeling of love and respect between you and your family.
Ludo is one of the most common and ancient family game that people play with great fun and excitement. Ludo is a strategy game where either 2or4 players race their four tokens from start to the finish point according to the number of the dice. The board is normally square-shaped.
2. Tipi Tipi Tap
In the list of few, no sense games was one of this silly game called Tipi Tipi Top. I am sure that we all have played this game in our childhood with a buzzing song, "Tip Tipi Top what colour you want". I want yellow, and all of us would run to find that particular colour in our dress, flowers, or anything handy. Got a bubbly smile on your face, keep it there and make those smile layers more powerful and visible on your face. Try to recollect those memories and try to recapture it with your kids.
Life is very harsh many a times but sometimes we should be doing something silly to trick it.
3. Name Place Animal Thing
This was one of my favourite games that I remember and played considerably in my childhood days. This is a fun and exciting game where we have to write the name of any person, place, animal's name and name of anything such as a pen. One player shall give a letter such as B before counting finishes to all the players. Thereupon all should write name, place, animal and thing starting from B in a paper, the one who finishes first will stop the game. For every correct answer players get 10 points each and for every common answer 5 points each.
Hopscotch is one of the classic game as it originated thousands of years ago when Roman soldiers played this game to examine their strength and speed. Children all over the world like to play the game with great fun and excitement. To play you must follow certain steps as follows
- Draw a hopscotch design on the ground with the help of a chalk or a stone. The squares should be largely sufficient to fit one foot and the stone does not bounce out easily from the square.
- We have to throw a flat stone inside the square box without bouncing out or touching the border.
- Keeping your one foot on each square you have to hop through the squares.
- When you finish the last number, pick your marker and hop in reverse order.
- Your goal is to complete the game with the marker on each square. The first player to finish the course emerges as a winner.
5. King Minister Thief Soldier
This game is a type of role-playing game that was a popular pastime of Indians. This game involved 4 players. The game commences on making 4chits naming King having 1000 points, Minister having 800 points, Soldier having 500 points and Thief 0 points. After folding the chits each distributed among the players, players can open the chit to find their character. The king shall ask his minister to identify the thief among the rest two players. If he guesses it correctly then his points are defended otherwise he surrender to the thief. The player with the highest score after several rounds wins the game.
6. Dumb Charades
I am absolutely sure everyone had played this game in some period of their lives. It is one of the most simple yet entertaining games of the 90s that I know. It involves explaining either the name of a movie, a personality, phrases, or a song through acting. A person is not allowed to speak and only required to act by using facial expressions or gestures.
The word Antakshari is derived from the Sanskrit language meaning, "The game of the ending letter". The game can be played by a minimum of two players and a maximum can be endless. The first singer has to sing a song, the last letter of the song has to be sung by another singer. No songs can be repeated by anyone. The who can not sing a song in a definite counting times loses the same.