My favorite childhood board games that I can now play online

 free online childhood board games

I grew up in a time when technology isn't a thing yet. Aside from watching limited television shows, me and my sisters spend our bonding time playing board games. Board games are both entertaining and brain stimulating.  From a simple game of tic-tac-toe to a more challenging game of chess (which sadly I didn't learn), we spend hours playing excitedly hoping to win. 

Now that we are all grown ups and have families of our own, we make sure that we still play board games whenever we go out of town for vacation. It is more convenient now because we can play board games anytime and anywhere without bringing too many boxes of the games we love as kids. 

Here are some of my favorite childhood board games that I can now play online alone or with my loved ones and friends:

Tic Tac Toe

tic tac toe online

I was in 2nd grade when I first learned to play Tic Tac Toe. It is played by two players who take turns marking spaces with X and O. The first to mark three horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row of X or O is the winner. You can play the Ultimate Tic Tac Toe game online and choose 1 player if you don't have anyone to play with.



The standard grid is 3 x 3. It is easier and takes a shorter time to finish. If you want a more challenging game, the 7 x 7 requires more patience and strategy. 

Chutes and Ladders

chutes and ladders online

Playing board game creates more happiness when there are more participants. My family's most played board game is the Snakes and Ladders. Each of us have our favorite colored token. When you roll the dice and it lands on the ladder, you go up. If it's the snakes, you go down. The first to reach the finish line wins. Up to 6 players can play this fun game. Both kids and adults can participate. 


I know that some people are not so comfortable with the image or the idea of a snake. This online version allows you to choose Snake and Ladders or Chutes and Ladders.


Uno with Friends

uno with friends online

I was already in college when I was introduced to Uno. Ideally, up to four players can participate in this game. The goal is to be the first one to lay down all the cards. 


You have to learn by heart the mechanics of playing Uno with Friends in order to have a higher chance of winning. For me, playing this game is a combination of strategy and a little luck. 


Reversi

reversi online

My favorite "me-time" game is Reversi. Although this can be played with a human opponent, I most enjoy this game when I'm against the computer. 


The objective of the game is to have more pieces of disks turned to display your color than your opponent when the last playable empty square is filled.  Although I I have never played the traditional card board version of this game, I believe the Reversi Online is more convenient to play rather than manually turning the disks during your turn.

There are many benefits of playing board games. But the most important of all is enjoying every game no matter the outcome. While winning can boost your confidence, losing can make you sharper. With every game, your ability in decision making and strategic thinking improves.

What board games do you like to play? If you wish to try out new board games you haven't played before or simply want to play online games, I recommend you browse in this games catalogue where I play online for free.

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