Game desktop with their own hands: entertain, teach, help
After the market flooded homepersonal computers and there was an entertainment industry in real time, talking about the "death" of desktop games. As it turned out, it's premature. All children (and, as it turns out, adults) are still delighted with the colored field spread out on the table, which requires moving the chips by the number of points dropped on the discarded cube. And especially appreciated if the game is made with your own hands, - because then you can choose any topic for it.
The game is very thin can bring a child to the worldmoney, to teach not only to use them, but also to calculate spending. The game is tabletop, made with your own hands on the topic of finding a treasure in the desert gives an opportunity to return to the city and buy things necessary for searches in the bazaar. But on what to spend the money gained from the found treasures? On the "eternal jar" with clean water? Or on a "long rope" so that you can descend into the "abandoned well," but on the way back to risk dying of thirst? You have to choose.
It's enough just to make cardboard boxes withpaired pictures, mix them and lay them on the table with a "shirt" up - here's a table game for finding the same pictures. First one box turns over, then the second one. If the pictures on them are different - the details are flipped upside down again; if the same - remain. The tabletop game with your own hands can be complicated: instead of the second picture, a word is written in a foreign language; so they are better remembered, plus the vocabulary is replenished.
These are just a few of the examples to make it clear: the desktop game with your own hands can be made from anything and on any topic. The main thing - that it was exciting, and it would not be lost interest soon after the start. And more importantly, that the same pleasure was obtained from the process of creating a game of their own.