The age of the internet has shifted many activities of our daily lives online. This includes family fun time. Children and adults are now hooked to their phones or other gadgets. While these can provide a wide range of experiences, and perhaps even fun, they are no substitute for actual board games.
The baby boomer generation is now finding it rather hard to keep up with the shift to online life. They feel left out when they can’t join in on the fun. Trivia board games like Boom Again are for the elderly and they are just the antidote for this situation. They are designed with facts taken straight from the boomers' era so that they can play their way with knowledge of things and events they’ve lived through.
- Learning To Test Your Knowledge
Trivia board games have been a hit ever since they were introduced and have helped many families and friends have some fun time together. Trivia board games for the elderly help them relive those moments again by helping them relive their fond memories of the era. In case you've forgotten how to play or are new to it, this guide will help you.
- The Goal
Trivia games contain tokens that teams playing the game compete for. The goal is to snatch the number of tokens required to win by answering questions. While this is the goal of the actual game, its real intention is, of course, to give its players a fun activity that they can bond and create fond memories over.
- The Setup
Get your family/friends together and form two teams with equal or near-equal numbers of people. Get the trivia game board out and lay it open in the middle in between the teams. If playing over a virtual video call, assign one member to be in charge of holding and operating the board with a dedicated camera set on it for the game's duration.
Collect the tokens and cards inside and ensure that all of the listed ones are present in the game pack. Place them on the different topics listed on the board right at the center of each of the columns. The teams will compete for these tokens.
- Choose the Category
The game is divided into categories, of which one is chosen by a team. These categories typically include different elements of the theme the trivia game is based on. A general trivia game will contain content from a wide range of topics like pop culture, news, sports, science, etc.
Trivia board games aimed at boomers contain content relevant to the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The typical categories include sights, sounds, school life, life on the everyday streets, news, and so on. Some have multi-answer question categories that will challenge players on what and how much they can remember.
- Question and Answer Time
Once a team chooses a category, a member from the opposite team asks a question based on it. These questions are available on the playing cards provided with the game. These cards are provided in two boxes, with one for each team. There will be plenty of cards to choose from, and one must be picked for the questioning.
Each card has a single question of each category printed on it, along with the answer. Multiple cards can be used when the questions are in one category only. The questioning team must make sure the answers are not seen by their rivals. The questioning is alternated between the two teams.
- Token Tugging and Winning
The token placed at the center of each category gets moved one space towards the team that gets the correct answer. The same happens to the other team. A token is won by a team when its rival fails to answer a question correctly, leaving its advantage until it is finally off the board.
A team is said to have won the game when a team has gained the set number of tokens required for victory. The players themselves can decide this number before the start of the game, or the number provided in the game's rule book can be considered by default.
Busy schedules and online distractions have made for reduced family and friends time. Trivia board games act as glue that can bring them back together, especially the aged ones who have been separated by time and life. They also help bring back the good times they've lived through and help educate anyone not familiar with them. Players will get to take away a lifetime of memories with them along with the tokens.