How to hook kids into board games using stealth tactics

How to hook kids into board games using stealth tactics


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outl0strokewidth0 strokec2 Parents who want to reclaim their children from the screen
may already know how much the family will love playing board games, but screen-obsessed
teens may have unhelpful preconceptions of board games and may not share the same vision.
So here are some ways to hook your children into board games using stealth tactics.’a0
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cf2 pardpardeftab720sl400partightenfactor0 f0fs29fsmilli14667 cf2 Play by yourself,
or with another adult and set yourself up to be discovered. Show your enthusiasm for
the game ’96 focus on playing and deliberately ignore your children for a bit. You’92ll
be surprised how fascinated your children will become in what you’92re doing.uc0u8232
u8232 f1fs24 f0fs29fsmilli14667 Take them by surprise
b . b0 cb3 Portable quick games can interrupt
the digitally obsessed teen. cb1 Play in informal settings where the expectation is
low. Deal out cards with dinner ’96 lure them with food and capture them with a gamecb3
. Don’92t ask, just start playing and see what happens. Catch them unawares and hook
them in with brilliant games.cb1 uc0u8232 u8232 u8232
f1fs24 f0fs29fsmilli14667 Invest in some beautiful
table-pleasers. Games that look good on the table draw people in. Games with lovely components
are seductively tempting. Make it really hard for your children to walk away by setting
up a game that looks like it will be a real treat to play. Make the offline world irresistible
and it will rival the online one.uc0u8232 u8232
f1fs24 f0fs29fsmilli14667 Make game night into
a ritual they can’92t miss. Create your own family rituals around playing games. Stock
up on special game night snacks, brush down the game mat, whack on the game-night tunes,
grab the family mascot and create an environment which makes your children feel like they belong.uc0u8232
u8232 f1fs24 f0fs29fsmilli14667 Invite special guests.
Ask friends and family to join you for an evening of games. Invite people who your children
look up to and respect. Prep visitors ahead of time to show enthusiasm and excitement
about playing: it will rub off.uc0u8232 u8232
f1fs24 f0fs29fsmilli14667 Make games accessible.
Out of sight is out of mind. Get your games out of the cupboard and display them somewhere
prominent. Exposure to board games will normalise game playing and reinforce your brand as a
board game family. f1fs24
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