Whether it’s cold or bright, board games can keep a business busy and change a dull or not so special evening to a competition for people with strong nerves. It’s true it a board game is exciting and the teams are prepared to invest time in finding the best strategy in order to win their opponents, a game may have a long duration, before someone looses or quits. But just what is a board game and why do board games have had such a success?
A board game is any game played on a board, which can be represented with a marked surface, with counters or pieces that are put on, removed from, or moved across this board. But although board games are regarded as easy family entertainment, there are many different types and classifications of board games, created as simplified simulations of real life or on the contrary don’t attempt to imitate reality. 1 example from each category is Monopoly, for instance, as it’s a game where you can buy or sell property, resembling the housing market, while Trivial Pursuit is a trivia game, examining the players’ knowledge-base on many different categories.
Probably you and I have played board games inherited from ancient civilizations and societies. Evidence shows that board games were played since 3,500 BC in Egypt, while the Royal Tombs of Ur included, among other things, the Royal Game of Ur. But even though taking my favorite board game with me is a consideration I should consider at some point, because I belong to the living side for the river of life, I should probably continue to have fun and invite friends over to play board games and learn something new.
It’s worth noting at this point, that the board game business is a rather competitive one, this comes as no surprise, full of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Hasbro, one of the largest companies worldwide owns a variety of games and sells them under different brand names to its operating markets as it is very difficult finding a global name and strategy and promoting the game with the use of the exact same message to all customers attempting to cover their similar needs.
Finally, it’s important to understand that board games are distinguished between the ones that are based on luck and those that based on strategy. But the truth is that some games include both elements and it is not advisable to classify them based on the one and not the other feature. Just play them!