Thursday, December 16, 2010

Board Games

Board games have been in for around centuries. Your kid can enjoy any time of game that he like around the planet Wide Web. From traditional hardboard and dice games, they have developed into magnetic games and more. All time favorite board games of youngsters as well as adults include Chinese checker, twister, scrabble and others board games concerning compendium. Besides, youngsters love playing battleship games, ladders, chutes and more.

You can play with kid's board type games; however, you can also go for playing monopoly or even classic game of clue and spend your leisure time being a detective.

Board games are generally available at any nearby games store or any retail outlet. There are many online gaming retailer websites, offering these board games. 

Charles Darrow was unemployed. Actually, he had a board game. He called the game Monopoly. Darrow had taken his game to the famous Parker Brothers game company to publish and help him sell.

The Parker Brothers had agreed to look at the board game for Darrow. Formed in 1883, by 16-year-old George Parker, the game publishing company had been making and selling games and puzzles for 51 years. Parker Brothers knew the game business. Representatives of the giant game company found 59 reasons why they did not think Darrow's game could be successful.

Nearly all 5,000 copies of the board game sold. Within a year Parker Brothers was publishing the game. It was the best selling game in America by 1936.

Monopoly is now published in 89 languages and over 200 million copies of the board game have been sold. More than 500 million people have played the game. It has also been adapted as an electronic game. Monopoly is firmly entrenched as the best selling board game of all time.

Monopoly is a relative upstart compared to other popular board games.

The oldest known board game is called "The Royal Game of Ur" or the "Game of 20 Squares". This game was discovered in a 4,500-year-old tomb in southern Iraq. This game was played throughout the Middle East for perhaps 1,000 years or more. Game aficionados can play this ancient game yet today, even though it has long ago faded from popularity.

The rules and game board design have evolved somewhat over the centuries, but the game is still very much the same as the ancient Indians played it. This game has also evolved over the centuries. By the 12th century the game was adapted to the 64-square chessboard. Popular Board Games Share Common Traits

Other top selling board games include Yahtzee, Scrabble, Mahjong, Trivial Pursuit, Battleship and the Risk game.

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