This brilliant new series  by CrashCourse discusses what games are, why we play them and what positive impacts games have on us. The host, Andre Meadows, lists the vast variety of games which have been played in the past and continue to be played today. He then explores what the difference is between toys, challenges, puzzles, conflicts, competitions and games. Andre continues to explore the reasons why people play games. Finally he talks about the impact games have had on economy, sociology, medicine and culture.
Here are some questions for you to consider;
What is your favourite game? Was it a game you played as a child or something you play now? What kind of game is it? Is it a video game or a board game? When you were a child did you play imagination or construction games? Did you prefer to play alone or with someone else?
Do you think that children play enough games nowadays? Does it matter that these games are apps or computer games? Should parents encourage their children to play more imagination games? Is it ever possible to be too old for games?
We’ve been having a lot of fun learning about everyone’s childhoods this week, tell us about your childhood games! Comment, share and enjoy your WeekendCast!