June 13, 2011
-- Board games aren't dead yet, just ask the baby boomers. The baby boomers are the generation of kids that were born between the years 1946-1964. The reason why so many children were born was due to the end of WWII and the men returning home to their sweethearts. The population increased by 79 million babies during this time. If anyone knows anything about board games it would be the baby boomers. There was no internet, video games, or VCR's. If you wanted to see a movie, you had to pay 50 cents to go see one at the local theater. There wasn't cable television of Dish network. If you were lucky you had 4 or 5 good channels. You could only watch so much of The Partridge Family or The Brady Bunch. After that what else was there to do? You would head to the game closet and reach for a good old fashioned board game. Gail Hartman's article on baby boomers and board games takes you back to the good old days. Her new blog-site creates memories of games lost but not forgotten as well as newer games kids enjoy playing today. You can read her blog articles by visiting: http://www.gamesmyfamilyplay.com/board-games-and-baby-boo...
Most baby boomers grew up on games like checkers or Go to the Head of the Class. The games were simple but entertaining enough to keep you busy , especially on a rainy day. When other games like Twister and Trouble were introduced, kids found thed3e games under the tree for Christmas. As Baby boomers grew up and had families of their own, they bought these same games for their children. According to Gail Hartman, these games may not be as popular, but they can still be seen in every toy store and on shelves of departing stores nationwide. More kids can be seen sitting in front of the computer or their X box 360, but there’s no substitute or a board game. You can read Gail Hartman’s blog article at: http://www.gamesmyfamilyplay.com/
. There are families who still pull out the board games at least one night a week top spend quality time with the kids. And while kids would more than likely be spending their time gaming, most won't pass up a fun board game.
Gail Hartman brings back memories when she writes about games like scrabble and battleship. Other games like Sorry and Clue are games that many baby boomers remember. Take a trip back in time to read Gail Hartman’s new blog article at: http://www.gamesmyfamilyplay.com/
. You can read other articles on outdoor games for families and fun card games at: http://www.gamesmyfamilyplay.com/
. Games are all about fun and bringing families together. Join Gail Hartman as she shares her insights on games for families. Her new blog-site is refreshing and full of ideas on how you can spend quality time with your loved ones. Play a card game or some checkers-spend time with your family!Visit Gail Hartman today at: http://www.gamesmyfamilyplay.com/
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I think you will find everything you need and more on my new games for family blog site. I welcome all suggestions and comments. Check this site often as we grow and we will be adding all sorts of wonderful articles and games for our readers.