The Good Ol’ Board Game: A Stay-at-home Pastime


How have you spent quality time at home with your family during the COVID-19 crisis? Watching movies? Eating more meals together? Joyfully working as a team to complete chores (tongue in cheek)?

More specifically, has the recommendation (or mandate) to shelter in place together for more than two months impinged upon opportunities to do a meaningful activity as a family? Have you found creative ways to pass the time and create a new meaning of what represents family time in this new normal? Have you discovered (or rediscovered) long-lost, traditional activities that were once the staples of family time at home?

What prompted me to ask these specific questions was a recent New York Times story, “Trapped at Home? Board Game On!,” by Alexis Soloski.

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