Top board games students play in 2014

If a person still thinks of games like Candyland and Chutes & Ladders when it comes to playing games for children, then she or he needs to understand that the world of play games has greatly changed with time. Here are the top ten games students play in 2014. First, games that involve taking turns enable children to learn much. Turn games like Grabbing the Dice, Moving Bits around the Board, and Drawing Cards are games that allow children to act only when it is their turns. Taking turns teach children that there are appropriate times for everything and this extend even to practical life situations.


Math skills consist of games like Tallying up Scores, Number League, Adding Pips on Dice and others. These math games help children to develop practical skills and setting up foundation in their careers. Thirdly, mental agility comprises of games like Set or Ghost Blitz which help children exercise their brain to enable them to develop long-term strategy. Fourth, thinking ahead involves games such as Robot Turtle, Twin Tin Bots, or Pirate Dice that engage children to think creatively. Fifth, games involving actions and consequences like Zooloretto Mini help students to create mindset of thinking about consequences of their actions in the practical world situations. Sixth involves games of making difficult choices like Tahiti. The games are quite demanding, but help children to choose better relevant options and understand what to ignore.


Seventh involves games promoting teamwork like Forbidden Desert, Fire Rescue and Flash Point since they encourage students to work together to achieve common goals. Eighth, becoming a good sport is an important skill because nobody would like either to be a nasty winner or sore loser. A game like Flash Duel helps students to play competitively, but model them to understand how to be gracious even if a person loses or wins. Ninth, these are games (like Krosmaster Arena) that encourage students to have face-to-face interactions, and not just be obsessed with online or computer games. These games promote visual and tactile experiences, and therefore enable students to learn through social interaction.

Lastly, games that build bonds are important because they help students to develop stronger relationship not only among themselves, but also with other people. A good example is a game known as Fortune & Glory and other games which encourage students to enjoy having fun.  The above top ten games have great experience and fun, and thus enable students to learn important things.


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