When I mentioned about " universities which gives you credit by playing board game" at Twitter before, a number of views went over 8,000 in 2 days. When you hear board game, you may think about shogi, chess,The Game of Life, or Jenga. I used to think so until 2 years ago. But it's not just them ! There is board game that was played in Egypt Before Common Era, a board game which has been loved in Germany for 100 years, and a game played for about 30 years. In fact, a lot of number of board games are born all around the world every year !
ディアシュピールで【英語のボードゲーム会】を週１で開催したいです。たぶん『ドブル』『キャット＆チョコレート』『ベストフレンドＳ』等が最適？— 星乃ミライ／Mirai Hoshino (@mirai_kyoushi) 2019年2月4日
I want to held 【English board game event】at DearSpiele once a week. Maybe "Spot it", "CAT&CHOCOLATE", "BEST FRIEND S", etc. are suitable? pic.twitter.com/FkFrMh2j1s
When I tweeted "English board game event", there were more than 8,000 views. That means there are about 8,000 people in Japan who uses Twitter and plays board game. That's quiet a number. Recently in Japan, board game is secretly becoming popular. Board game is popular among the world, in countries like Germany the home ground, America, Canada, China, Taiwan !
The manga "Afternoon Dice Club" ("Houkago Saikoro Kurabu"), which made my brother, sister, and I started playing baord game, will become anime this year so the board game will become even more popular in Japan.
As a high school teacher, I made my students play "Bob dictionary" ("Bobu Jiten") in my frist English class. It is a game which you have to explain words in katakana (words came outside Japan) without using katakana, so it will test your Japanese vocabulary skill. Students said "We hate English but Japanese is easy !" but they suffered. lol. They did like it. But I'm so busy teaching them basic English that I haven't played used board game in class since then. Honestly I want to play more~.
2020年に日本の小学校で「プログラミング体験を通した思考力育成 」が必修となるが、ボードゲームも使うらしい。素晴らしい！— 星乃ミライ／Mirai Hoshino (@mirai_kyoushi) 2019年3月14日
On 2020, "Thinking skill building through programming experience" will be compulsory in Japanese elementary school. The board game will be used too. Fantastic!
Board games are adopted to education as early as elementary school. That's advanced ! By thinking strategy to win the board game and help each other, you become clever and develop communication skills. But board game can be played only if everyone protect the rule. If you don't protect the rule, it cannot be played.
To develop a firendly relationshio with high school boys who talked during class without regretting, I tried to play "Ghost Blitz" with them. It is a game you take the piece which doesn't match in the card (or cath piece which is the exact match in the card). But the boys didn't show the card to me, covered all the pieces, and stole a piece so I stopped. You cannot play a board game with self-centered people.
From my experience, basically a clever person is good at board game as well. Of corse, it doesn't mean that clever person is good at all the board game. There are many kinds of game such as tricking game, game that uses number, game which develop a farm or city, game which fights with pieces, so there's strengths and weaknesses. However I am so-so clever so when I play board game with 6 people, I usually ends up in 3rd or 4th place.
Anyway, as long as you enjoy playing and learn, it's alright !
I hope the board game will become more popular in Japan♪