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I got this nice boardgame:- “KogWorks”. Its about forming chain of rotating wheels, and whoever forms the desired chain first wins… You can also block opponent’s rotations. Its interesting to see the number of possibilities in the game! See their webpage
I was wondering, in most of the games that we have, there is a competition between two people. The winner has to be Above someone to win. This aspect gets inculcated in people and they seem to be competing almost everywhere -even in a line for Idly Wada in a restaurant! 
Why not to have some games which involve more of a partnership. Where winning simply means achieving something together. Where a Team Effort is needed, and competition is with oneself, rather than others. Where the interdependence is realised. Such games are the need of time. 
In Japan, the country famous for teamwork, this aspect is inculcated right from Childhood. Their, the toys are heavy, so two three children have to together lift it!
Bawa has a nice collection of Boardgames, and here is the article he wrote about it.

Don’t say it, its Taboo!

Thanks to my friend Prabha, I got to know of this interesting board game called “Taboo!” 🙂

Lets say you had to talk about the word “Swimming Pool”, without using the words water, jump, float, tank andamenity. Then how would you speak!?
If you speak any of those taboo words, you lose point!
And your team has to guess the word you are describing!

Its opposite to dumb-sherads! You are not allowed to act… Only speak, and speak without the taboo words! haha…!

I was a Sunday afternoon, and 5-6 of us YES!+ grads were together, playing Taboo… It was fun!

The game remained in my memory and I started relating it to my life… In life also we have some taboo topics and words… And we circle around them to tell what we want to tell!
An awkward situation in real life, if looked at as a game can be so much fun!
e.g. next time you have to tell about your boyfriend or girlfriend to your parents, and you are… well, not allowed to use the words boyfriend or girlfriend! Then don’t feel shy or awkward, take it as a game, and see how easy it is!

Its also a useful way to culture the language… Now a days some of us use the f word as if it is a punctuation mark in the English grammer! No need! Use quality words, live quality life….

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