simple pleasure of the week: board games


While people tend to gravitate towards their phones or computers for entertainment, Perkin and I prefer physical games over their digital counterparts. About 75% of the time we have Scrabble sitting out in our living room. If not Scrabble it is either Exploding Kittens,  Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. Board and card games lead to more personal interactions and more time spent enjoying each others company. When we reach for our phones for entertainment, we often zone out not noticing those around us. Playing games face to face helps improve problem solving skills, memory, creativity, and social skills. There is also something comforting about playing a game we grew up with, such as Scrabble. It brings back fond memories.