Back in the day, one of the most enjoyable past-times was playing board games. Vintage board games used to be as big to families as color television when it was first introduced. They brought friends and families together, and most of all, they taught everyone lessons. Nowadays though, with the advent of the personal computer and hand-held consoles, board games have become a lot less popular. However, there are still people who collect these types of games. So one may ask this question: Why collect old game boards when there are other, more diverse games for the computer/consoles? There are indeed many reasons why these types of games are still worth the investment.
Board games, unlike computer or console games, build people’s character. People can learn many things from playing it. Also, people don’t just learn skills from them, but also values. Here are some of the most important things one can learn from the game:
• It teaches people social skills. Unlike with computer and console games, people are encouraged to interact with others when playing games in board. People develop interpersonal and interaction skills, which are very helpful in the real world. Moreover, vintage board games help family and friends bond, making the social unit more cohesive and stronger.
• It will develop and enhance a person’s logic. Unlike many digital games today, these games help make your brain smarter. Old game boards put you in situations that help you develop your critical thinking. Examples of such games are Monopoly and Clue. Tidbits from these games can help a lot as they are easily applicable to real-world situations.
• It teaches people discipline. Unlike digital games, board games are actual, physical sets of items. This means they have to be taken care of as they can get damaged. Since board games need to be stored and used with care, people who play with them learn to be disciplined when it comes to keeping things.
As you can see, one can learn so much more from board games than if one just played on a computer or console. Yes, there are many PC-based board games available today but nothing beats the real thing. With computer games, there are so many things going on, like graphics and story line and game play, the true essence of playing a game is lost and that is to learn something practical. Sad thing is, vintage board games are becoming rare nowadays. While there are still a lot to choose from in the market, but as toy collectors, it’s the vintage ones that are preferable, and not the new versions or releases of the same games.
These games are indeed worth the investment. Now, not many people know this, but these games can actually earn you some money. Vintage board games that are decades old are the most valuable types of game boards. If you have one of these, you can make a decent profit by selling them to collectors. The older and more mint they are, the higher they will sell.