Why play traditional games? This is a question that most people (we meet) ask us. In today's world where playing games online has spread far and wide, traditional games have even greater relevance than ever. Here are some reasons why it is fun to play traditional games:
Traditional games reflect aspects of our cultural values and behavioural norms and were used to reinforce them. In the joint family system, brothers and their families lived together under one roof helping each other like a mutual group; each giving the other their strengths and/or resources. The communist philosophy based on the principle of “from each according to capacity and to each according to need” was practiced at the family level. The situations naturally created tensions. To moderate tensions and promote relationships, many devices were used. Traditional games are such a device - they teach healthy competition, mutual tolerance, thinking skills for facing problems, attitude to accept defeat and show dignity in victory. Beyond all else, these games brought the members of the family together in a shared experience of play.