What Rabindranath Tagore said “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time,” is true. Those who had a hard time understanding their parents as they were growing up, find themselves in the same position now as parents. It is a good thing that modern innovations are able to find fun ways to connect the old and new generation through classic games that are featured online.
These days, a lot of kids spend more time inside the house than out. They would rather stick with their gadgets instead of playing ball, riding a bike, fiddling with the guitar, reading books and other things that we enjoyed when we were young. However, one would find that there are age-old pass time activities that the kids are also enjoying now. These techie kids will be surprised to know that their favorite online games of monopoly, scrabble, and bingo are the same games that their great grandparents enjoyed. Of course, these games also had gone through several make-over to keep up with the changing times.
Take bingo games for one. When I was a child, they were usually held in town halls or club houses during fundraising activities. Playing bingo back then was like participating in a live game show as the designated host is usually very entertaining. We had to dress up and bring along a pouch of pebbles or pennies that would serve as markers for our bingo cards.
Nowadays, you don’t even have to leave the house for a bingo game. There are neither cards to mark nor an entertaining host to call out the numbers. All you have to do is find an online bingo site, sign up for the games, and pick your online tickets. The winning numbers are electronically picked and automatically marked in your ticket. This feature allows players to get into multiple games and chat with the other players online while keeping an eye on their tickets and the winning numbers.
Playing traditional games and online games will be difficult to compare as they each have an interesting appeal to offer. What I appreciate about having two versions of classic games is that it provides a bonding opportunity for young and old alike. The young ones can teach the oldies how to play the modern version and vice versa. One generation teaching another about the joys of playing games during their time.