In our family, it has been a tradition for years that we play a game during get togethers. It is usually some type of board game that can be played in pairs or in large groups.

Now you might think this normal as many families play games together. However, my family is not normal. You see we are all very competitive or at least most of us are. In fact, we play the board game LIFE on New Year’s eve every year and have a special trophy for the winner.

We like all types of board games and are always on the lookout for something new. I think with the invention of “electronic” games the art or board gaming is getting lost. This though is not the case as there has been a resurgence in recent years.

In fact, there are many stores in the city in which I live that have nights dedicated to board games. The more we look the more games we find that we have not heard of or played. It seems that the board game scene is alive and well.

So the next time you say “I’m board”, why not grab a friend or two and play a board game. I am sure you have a closet full and if not go online or to your nearest store to purchase one. You won’t regret it!