15 Life Lessons From Classic Board Games


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Everyone has played board games in their lives, and many people still play board games today, and thankfully board games have become very popular in the geek/nerd world! This presentation shares 15 life lessons from some classic board games you have played!

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15 Life Lessons From Classic Board Games

  1. 1. 15 Life Lessons From Classic Board Games By: Nathan Young @nvyoung
  2. 2. You would have thought that video games would kill the board game market. If you think that playing games in front of a screen has ended board games forever, you are wrong!
  3. 3. Thanks to shows like TableTop hosted by Wil Wheaton on YouTube and Family Game Night hosted by Todd Newton on Hub Network, board games have been enjoyed by more and more people. Yes, geeks and nerds love playing board games as much as video games, card games, and RPG Games.
  4. 4. Also, every geek/nerd convention usually has gaming where you can join in and play a wide variety of board games, card games, RPG Games, and video games. Plus, board games are a great family activity that are fun for the entire family! You often see Hasbro promoting Family Game Nights!
  5. 5. So, if you can’t play with Wil Wheaton on TableTop or play classic Hasbro games on Family Game Night, you can still enjoy a wide variety of classic and new board games! Just about anyone would love to join you and your family/friends for a game!
  6. 6. As you can see, there are hundreds of board games you can play today! In this presentation, I am sharing 15 life lessons from some classic board games you probably played while you were growing up! So, get your dice and roll right along!
  7. 7. Scrabble Learning About Words 1 Scrabble taught you words and how to spell the words. But today, how many of you let spell check correct your mistakes?
  8. 8. Candy Land Sweets Are Cool & Yummy 2 Candy Land taught you about taking turns, and it also taught you that candy and sweets are really, really, really good!
  9. 9. Risk You Want To Rule The World 3 Risk taught you all the steps necessary for world domination. But, unless you want to be picked up, don’t think about it!
  10. 10. Sorry! Don’t feel Sorry! 4 Sorry! taught you that knocking someone out during the game is something you experience in life, like seeing others being laid off while you keep your job, you think back to Sorry!
  11. 11. Monopoly Passing Go! Is Cool 5 Monopoly taught you what it takes to invest in real estate, but today, how many of you actually invest in real estate?
  12. 12. Clue Mysteries Are Addicting 6 Clue taught you about how to solve a crime. But did Clue really teach people about how addicting mystery dramas are?
  13. 13. Chess The Ultimate Geek/Nerd Game 7 Chess taught you to think far ahead in the game and make the right moves, or soon your king and queen was gone!
  14. 14. Checkers The Easy Geek/Nerd Game 8 Checkers taught you how addicting and easy it was to win in this game. The best part was when you got to say “King Me!”
  15. 15. The Game Of Life The Horrors Of Adulthood 9 The Game Of Life taught you about what it would be like being an adult, and that money rules everything else sadly.
  16. 16. Chutes And Ladders Opposites Attract 10 Chutes and Ladders taught you that climbing ladders was actually fun, but sliding down chutes was painful and hard.
  17. 17. Battleship Sinking Boats Was Great 11 Battleship taught you how satisfying it was to sink your opponent's battleships. Unless your battleships was sunk first!
  18. 18. Operation Went To School For Something Else 12 Operation taught you why you did not go to school to be a surgeon. Did you think those weird parts were in your body?
  19. 19. Mouse Trap Building Something That Didn’t Work 13 Mouse Trap taught you the ins and outs of building things, and how hard it was to get the contraception to work properly.
  20. 20. Connect 4 Strategy Can Be Satisfying 14 Connect 4 taught you a new way to play tic-tac-toe. It also taught you ways to take advantage of your opponent!
  21. 21. Pictionary Bad Drawings Can Be Funny 15 Pictionary taught you how bad your drawings and artwork was to get the correct answer. But the drawings was funny too!
  22. 22. See, there were some life lessons you learned from playing classic board games. But with the wide variety of board games available today, anyone can learn some great lessons, and have some fun at the same time. Board games are here to stay!
  23. 23. In Closing Schedule a time when you can play a current or classic board game with co-workers, family, or friends. You will be glad you did!
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  25. 25. About Nathan Young Thanks for checking me out; Nathan Young is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, and videographer who blogs at Geek Alabama. Nathan is a big Road, Weather, and News Junkie Geek and is a great person to be around who is funny and informative. Nathan is an accomplished media person who regularly covers topics on Geek Alabama and gets numerous requests to cover things from businesses, products, TV shows, movies, books, games, food, events, conventions, concerts, and other reviews. He is open to speaking, covering products or events, and representing your brand. The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD
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