It’s an interesting picture. We can’t see the people in it, we can only see their arms and hands. They are playing a board game. They are playing Ludo. They are sitting on the floor around the board game. They are probably kids because the hands we can see are small. They are playing with different colour pieces but we can’t see a dice. We can’t tell if they are happy or sad and we don’t know who the winner will be. Playing board games is a lot of fun. Children usually love playing board games. They laugh a lot when they play and everybody wants to win the game, of course, and nobody wants to lose. It’s difficult to learn how to lose nicely.
We had a lot of board games at home when I was a kid. We played board games together with my parents every Sunday afternoon. I loved those afternoons. We were together and it was a happy time. We still play board games together sometimes, but unfortunately, everyone is always busy. It’s difficult to find the time when everyone is free to play. I miss those old Sunday afternoons!
Though we cannot tell for sure it’s most likely kids who are playing a board game in the picture considering the size of the hands and arms above the board of the game. They are playing Ludo. Ludo is quite a simple strategy board game for two to four players. The players race their four tokens or pieces from start to finish according to the rolls of a single die. The areas of the Ludo board are typically coloured bright yellow, green, red, and blue. Each player is assigned a colour and has four tokens in that colour. Each player rolls a dice and the highest roller begins the game. Players alternate turns in a clockwise direction. The first to bring all their tokens to the finish wins the game. It’s a fun game and the rules are easy to learn so children can play it from a young age. Ludo is usually one of the first board games or the very first board game that young kids learn to play. Playing together and especially playing together with parents can teach important lessons to children. They learn the joy of winning and they also learn how to lose gracefully. Learning how to lose is a difficult but on the other hand very important lesson to learn in life. Learning to wait for your turn and follow the rules and stay seated are important lessons as well.
As for the fun part, playing board games involves a lot of laughter and communication with each other in a stress-free and relaxed atmosphere. Although the players play against each other they are just opponents but not enemies. Board games can provide endless hours of fun and they can provide a much-needed distraction from the everyday problems of life.
Board games are popular entertainment for adults as well, especially young adults. Certain cafes in cities and towns offer the chance to play board games and usually attract a crowd of young people who are happy to play. Inventing and constructing innovative new board games is a booming industry. The only problem is that new board games are quite pricey and quite an investment if you want to buy them. Board game cafes can better afford to buy them and this way they allure young people to come and play the games.
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|Ludo||Ki nevet a végén?|
|highest roller||aki a legtöbbet dobja|
|to alternate turns||sorban következni|
|in clockwise direction||az óramutató járásával megegyező irányban|
|to lose gracefully||méltóságteljesen veszíteni|
|to wait for your turn||várni a sorodra|
|to invent||kitalálni, kifejleszteni|
|booming industry||virágzó iparág|
|can better afford to||jobban megengedhetik maguknak|
|to allure||csábítani, vonzani|
|to capture||lekapni, elkapni|
|to pull each other’s legs||ugratni egymást, tréfálkozni|
|ups and downs||hullámhegyek és hullámvölgyek|
|with abandon||nagy beleéléssel, önfeledten|
|to supersede||helyettesíteni, felülírni|
|to be glued to the screen||a képernyőhöz tapadni|
|to devise||kigondolni, kitalálni|
|crucial role||döntő szerep|
|to outsmart sb||túljárni valaki eszén|