A board game is a game dealing with figures, tiles, cards, etc. The games have their own rules and let us hang out with many people. Board games have existed throughout the history of mankind. There are traditional forms like Go (Baduk), chess and a lot of other games based in modern themes. With help from the IT industry, video games and online games are flooding in, and we tend to kind of isolate ourselves while playing the games. Along with watching TV, these digital games cause a lack of communication in families. Thus, we crave healthy leisure and culture for family communication. A board game is one of the important answers.
Appeal of board games
The main difference between board games and other games is being ‘face-to-face.’ Unlike digital games, people should meet together to play board games. Meeting people and having a conversation is the biggest appeal. The materials of board games are also more various than you might imagine.
Level★ - Tumblin’ Monkeys
Players drop plastic monkeys through the hole in the top of the clear plastic “tree”. Several colored sticks are skewered through the tree trunk to keep the monkeys from falling. Players roll a die and they must remove a stick of the same color rolled. Be careful when choosing a stick. You must keep each monkey that falls during your turn. The player with the fewest monkeys when they’ve all fallen is the winner. (www. Boardgamegeek.com)
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Level★ - Halli Galli
This is a speed action game in which players watch for sets of fi ve fruit. There are 56 playing cards showing four kinds of fruit in groups of fi ve and a front desk bell. The deck is distributed evenly between the players. Hold your deck face down; deal one face up in front of you. When each player reveals their next card, if you see fi ve fruits on the table, hit the bell. If you’re correct, you pick up all the played cards and put them into your deck. If you’re wrong, pay the others a card each. When you run out of cards, you’re out. When two players are left, they have one more strike, and then the taller deck wins. (www. Boardgamegeek.com)
Level★★ - Monopoly
Monopoly is a board game published by Parker Brothers, a subsidiary of Hasbro. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a market by a single entity. The purpose of that game was to teach people how monopolies end up bankrupting the public and giving extraordinary wealth to one or a few individuals. Since the game was created, more than one billion people have played it, making it “the most frequently played (commercial) board game in the world.” The Guinness Book of Records in 1999 cited 500 million people played Monopoly. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly)
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Level★★ - Bang!
“The Outlaws hunt the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bullets fl y. Who among the gunmen is a Deputy, ready to sacrifi ce himself for the Sheriff? And who is a merciless Outlaw, willing to kill him? If you want to fi nd out, just draw (your cards)!” (From the back of the package)
Level★★★ - The settlers of Catan
One of the most successful games of all time, Settlers of Catan is a trading and building game set in the mythical world of Catan. Players roll dice to determine which resources are generated each round and then must strategically trade those resources with other players to get what they need to build their settlements, cities, and roads. With multiple ways to gain victory points and a board that changes in every play, Settlers of Catan is a game that can be played hundreds of different ways. (www.funagain.com)
Level★★★ - Clue
The classic detective game! In Clue, players move from room to room in a mansion to solve the mystery of “whodunit”, with what, and where? Players deal with character, weapon, and location cards after the top card from each card type is secretly placed in the confi dential fi le in the middle of the board. Players must move to a room and then make an accusation against a character saying they did it in that room with a specifi c weapon. The left player must show the accused card to the accuser if he has it. Through deductive reasoning, each player must fi gure out which character, weapon, and location are in the secret fi le. To do this, each player must uncover what cards are in other players’ hands by making more and more accusations. Once a player knows what cards the other players are holding, they will know what cards are in the secret fi le. It is a great game for those who enjoy reasoning and thinking things out. (www.boardgamegeek.com)
In Jeonju, board game cafés disappeared years ago. It is a pity. If you want to play board games, however, you can investigate meetings or competition. It is a special experience playing board games and you will never regret it!