With the London 2012 Olympics in full swing, people are watching more sport than ever. There is something ironic about witnessing great feats of athleticism while sinking deeper into the sofa; as the excitement builds, we spectators need something into which to channel our own competitiveness.
What could be better than board games? Not only do they sharpen the mind and stimulate the competitive spirit, they are great ways for families to bond. They are also universal, not reliant on physical strength or agility. Snakes and Ladders, for instance, is a game that can be enjoyed by preschoolers and pensioners alike. For the enthusiast, the Mind Sports Olympiad, an Olympics-style board games extravaganza that attracts the best players in the world, will take place in London at the end of August (details can be found at boardability.com). Continue reading on the Telegraph website