They included backgammon, dominoes and chess—all featuring updated packaging.
“Several studies have shown that playing traditional board games such as chess provide many educational benefits including increased cognitive skills, concentration as well as social benefits," said WE Games president Ron Reyes. “There has been a strong resurgence in the popularity of board games as people are learning more about the benefits of playing traditional games. Additionally, in the current economic climate, board games provide families an affordable way of enjoying more quality time together.”
Reyes pointed to a hand-carved, buffalo bone replica of an original Indian chess set, and a handmade Venetian Solitaire marbles game.
“We look to quality games that last a lifetime—and these heirloom quality sets epitomize that ideal,” he said.
Reyes further noted more of the the social and educational aspects of these kinds of traditional games.
“One thing traditional games like chess do is teach history,” he said. “They also create conversation: Nobody gets away from their computer, but conversing in life is also important. These games help build those relationships.”
“And they’re great fun, on top of it all,” he added.
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