Board games which basically involve counters or pieces moved or placed on board according to the rules and regulations. It’s not about the present but people have been into board games since ages. Time has evolved and hence, a huge number of games have arisen with the passage of time. Look into the history, you can find many stories about board games related to the ancient kings and queens. Taking an instance, Traveller’s Tour Through The United States is one of the oldest board games which was published in the year of 1822. Some of them are based on pure strategy, many involve a bleak of chance or some contain only chance without any required skill.
Let’s say an example of Chess, a game which completely involves skills and nothing so ever and whereas, children’s games such Candy Land or the famous game Snakes and Ladders requires no such skills and can be played with the sheer luck. Taking an example of a game where you need both skill and luck, Monopoly is one of the famous ones where there is the winner who wins with multifaceted skills set but the elements of luck make the game all the more interesting. Terms like expected value and risk management must be taken into consideration when to play the games of luck and strategy.
Say, a game of dice, dice can be considered as the element of luck because everything from the toss to who would take their token to which position depends on the number of tossed dice. A game named Sorry! use a deck of special cards but when shuffled it creates randomness, an element of luck. It is said that German board games involve more luck than the North American board games. Board games often require knowledge or complete information before you start playing like chess. And never forget, bluff is also an important factor considered here always.
Summing up, board games are really fascinating and importantly, they play an important role in building up the brains. Try out some new games and let others know about them to try themselves!