Have you ever been on vacation and the weather turned bad? This is one reason as to why you should pack some board games for your vacation. Another good reason is that gaming on vacation can help eliminate distractions from being at home.
When The Weather Is Against You
It is that time of year again when many of us are packing our bags and heading to the beach, going camping or just travel in general. While the car might already be pretty full, taking a few of the family favorite games along can be a very beneficial thing.
I remember as a kid we used to go to the beach for a week each year. Often It would rain for one or two of those days and we would go try to find some inside entertainment. The problem was though that everyone else was doing the same thing and it made it hard to find something to do.
By taking a couple games from your collection along, you now have another option on the table for those bad weather days. You and your family can sit down in your own room and have fun together as a family. Looking back to when I was a kid, I would have loved to have this option instead of standing in a huge line at the movies or the indoor mini golf park.
Free Of The Distractions From Home
At home there are often a lot of distractions that can deter you and your family from enjoying quality game time together. From things like TV, Computers, Video Games, Friends, Pets and so much more, there can be many distractions left at home while you are on vacation.
I know personally there are many times I would love to sit down and play a game with the kids, but their friends stop by or they are already in the middle of something they don’t want to stop doing. While we are away all those things go by the wayside and leave some ample time to sit down and have some fun together as a family.
Games Can Make Your Vacation More Affordable
Another great reason to take some games along with you is that they can make your vacation a little more affordable. I know personally it has been hard for my family and I to take vacations together over the last decade and that was in large part because of financial reasons.
Planning a game night while you are on vacation is a great way to avoid going out and spending money. Let’s face it, if we are on vacation it tends to be in a more touristy area and the prices tend to be a little higher than normal. By taking a night and staying in playing games together can definitely help reduce the overall cost of traveling.
With all things considered, having a few games along can be very beneficial for you and your family as you travel. They can help when the weather is bad and help save money, either way they are another positive option for your family.
Also, don’t forget about the games you can play in the car as you are traveling! Playing games while your on the move can definitely help relieve the stresses of traveling as well as help make the time go by faster. One of our favorite car games is I Am Thinking Of An Animal.
I would love to hear about how you and your family play games while vacationing and would ask that you share your stories with us in the comment section below. Also, if you found this article interesting please give it a share on your social networks!
James W D