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HAZEEDA VIJAYAKUMAR
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The smell of new dice, the deck of cards — used and almost worn out, the smooth surface of the game board, lady luck smiling down on you, that tingly and triumphant feeling when you score a point or win the game... There was a time when wholesome family entertainment meant one thing — board games! Whether to pass time with your siblings, cousins, parents or fun aunts and uncles or to polish your skills to win that tournament at the local club or even at the national or international level, board games have changed the way that we looked at recreation.

Of course, today we have iPhones and tablets, where we can slide and slash through in games. But let’s face it — it’s not the same as having fun playing a board game and spending quality time with your family. Here are some of the classic and most popular games that you can take a shot at.


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