How are your preparations for Christmas going? Christmas is not only an important festival it's a time for the whole family to get together and actually have time to talk and have fun.
One of the great ways for a family to have fun is board games. That's why in this email I'm looking at what makes a great game.
Games are a matter of taste! Some players prefer games of luck; others prefer games of tactics; still others enjoy communicating with fellow players. Then there are those who like games based on reaction, manual skills, or memory, etc.
But here are some of the key features of a successful game:
Any new game must be original. It has to possess elements that have never—or at least not in this particular combination—been part of a game before.
Freshness and replayability
The more a game makes its players want to play again, the better the game. An important aspect of this is the course the game takes should be as different as possible each time it is played. A game lacking this quality will soon become boring. A good game will be as exciting each time it's played as it was the first time.
A game should be rich in surprises. Repetition in sequence, progress, and events should be strictly avoided.
At the start of the game, every player should have an equal chance of winning. In particular, the first player should have neither an advantage nor a disadvantage over the rest of the field.
A similar rule applies to the end of a game. Every player must have at least a theoretical possibility of winning until the very end. This possibility might be infinitesimal, but it must be present.
As a parent I know what hard work Christmas can be. But I hope you get the chance to sit down and play with your kids.
The writer of this month’s featured book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is Robert Kiyosaki. He also invented the Cash Flow board game. Did you know that there’s also a Cash Flow For Kids version, which is great fun for all the family?
CASHFLOW for Kids is an educational board game that simulates real life financial strategies and situations in a context that engages and educates your child. You child's school teaches them how to work for money, but CASHFLOW for Kids teaches them how to have money work for them.
If you want your kids to learn about money in a fun and competitive way then this could be a great Christmas present. To buy it on Amazon just ==> click here.
Take care and see you soon