Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Games’

During the rainy seasons or lazy days when you just feel like staying inside your house, there are times where you find yourself at a lost without anything to do.

And without realizing it, another day would have passed you by.

There are a lot of things that you can do during those times.  Read a book, watch a movie, play a computer game or even try out some of those yummy recipes from last month’s magazines.

But, why do all those things alone?  Why not call your friends and family members over and play some indoor games?

Surely each and every single one of us has play certain types of indoor games during our childhood.  Card games such as happy family or snap.  Board games like monopoly, scrabble, chess or even simple ones like snakes and ladders.  And girls would have played congkak or batu seremban.

By nature, human are born to play.  It is in our instinct and is fundamental to our existence.

Games help us connect with other people.  By sharing the joy, laughter and fun we are able to build a strong bond between friends or family members.  Not only that, the games that we have played could also be a part of our future conversations as well.

Games are also an antidote to loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and depression.  Just by playing with other people, we trigger a release of endorphins that lifts our spirits allow us to connect with others in delightful and meaningful ways that banishes loneliness.

Games could also stimulate your mind.  Board games like chess could help you improve your strategy skills and scrabble could also increase your vocabulary.  And monopoly could provide a chance for you to compete with your family and friends on your real estate skills.

But, monopoly is expensive!  And there is a limit to the number of people who can play at chess and scrabbles.

So here comes a game that is inexpensive and yet allows a  bigger group of people to play at the same time.  This game is called the Sugoroku.

It can be prepared with just a piece of paper and a pen and you will only need counters and dice to play this game.

The Sugoroku is not unlike the modern snakes and ladders.  It is also liken to a labyrinth.  A Sugoroku game only goes in one direction and leads to the end which is the goal.  There are boxes to land on and in each of those boxes are rewards or punishment games.

This game is so simple.  So what is it that made it fun to play?

Well, since you will be the one making the Sugoroku board yourself, you can cater the rewards and punishment games to the people that you will be playing it.  Not only is it simple to make, I finished making mine within 2 hours only, but if you make it together with the people that you will be playing with, it will take a shorter amount of time.

It will be a game that you have made for yourselves to play.

Not only that, of course punishment games are meant to be embarrassing.  Well, these embarrassing moments will be the heart of the game.  Laughing at friends when they have to perform an air guitar stints or when they have to bear panda eyes on them until the end of the game.  These moments are priceless.

And before you know it, the distance between you would have been shorten.

So would you like to play a game of Sugoroku with me today?


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