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Make time for board game night

Updated on January 22, 2012

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Have you wondered why people don't sit down to play board games anymore?  I have.  It's really sad.  Board games are a fun way to relax and unwind from a busy day or busy week.  I have come up with a few ways that families can make the time to bond together, and feel that these tips can help anyone, not just families.

1. Make a schedule-

   Making a set schedule can help because people in the family know that that is the time and day set aside just for each other.  Set a day and a time when you know that everyone will be free, say for instance, 7PM or after dinner on a Thursday evening. 

2. Planning a board game the week before-

    When you can all decide on a game to play the next time, you will all know what to expect.  Take the time and make the decision the time before so that there are no questions asked or time wasted.  Family time is important!

3. Keep set topics of discussion for game night-

    If you want to know what is going on with your kids, ask them.  Most of the time they will tell you as they are playing a relaxing game.  You can also get some important information out of them, such as when their next test is.  You will be surprised at what they will tell you.  However, don't push.  Game night should be a relaxing time for all family members.  If they need to tell you something, they will come and tell you on their own.

4. Don't pretend to be enjoying yourself-

    I have met people who pretend to enjoy a board game when in fact, they really do not like it.  If you really don't like the game, speak up.  I am sure you can compromise with the other family members to find a game that you all enjoy.

5.  Have a variety of games-

     Playing the same board game week after week can get boring.  You should have a little variety in your game night with family.  So pick different types of games.  For example, one week you can choose to play Monopoly, and the next week you can play Clue.  Keep it interesting otherwise your game night plan will fizzle with the kids. 

The most important thing about board game night is to have fun in a relaxing environment.  You should not have to try to enjoy it.  It should be a natural thing.  Enjoy your game tonight!


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