I love board games, don’t you?
And they’re a wonderful way – an important way – to bring family, and friends, together.
To spend time together.
BUT come on, how many games do we actually play?
And isn’t is nearly always the OLD favourites?
Monopoly. Cluedo. Scrabble. Trivial Pursuit.
That kind of thing.
Ones we know AND love.
And that’s important.
BECAUSE there’s a shared comfort – a special magic – in the old and familiar, where we all know the rules.
It’s a little moment of order in all our chaos.
Which isn’t to say everything new is bad.
BUT just that it’s good to have time and space to spend on things we know.
Rather than getting caught up in a constant chase for something new.
So today we’re going to hold on to games we actually play – and make time to play them – and let go of those that don’t have that magic spark …
Just 10 Things – Board Games
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on board games
- Open our eyes to those we don’t need
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for those that are …
- Grown out of
- Take too long
- Missing pieces
- Too complicated
- Cause arguments
- Not one of our favourites
- Just not that great
- Never played and never will be
Well done for all those boxes of board games you let go.
Even a couple will create space.
And ten certainly will.
The easiest thing to do with them is just to add them to your charity bag.
And we’ll add some more games over the next few days so you can pass them all on together.
BUT if you do have a little time on your hands.
And financially it would be helpful, it is possible to sell small things with just a few things on Facebook.
It’s not the right thing for everyone.
And you have to be VERY careful it doesn’t become a barrier to getting things out of your home.
But if you’re letting go of more than fifty things a week, a little bit of money on some of them every month, will add up over the year.