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Playing board games for charity or community service

16 Oct

The thought has been buzzing around in my head for a few weeks now.

Charity

Basically, book a location somewhere in Nicosia and organise a day/weekend event to play board games. There will be an entrance fee for the day or for the entire weekend and the proceeds will go to a charity. At the event there will be several tables where there will be demonstrations and tutorials to teach several of these board games. There will also be tables where people can just sit down and play board games for the day.

I don’t expect that a substantial amount will be raised for such an event given the low penetration of board games in Cypriot culture but it can demonstrate the beauty and accessibility of board games to people of all ages including to those with disabilities. It may encourage homes for elderly or children to see the benefits of including them in their activities schedule. It will also give more ideas to families of how they can spend their time together.

Community Service

Another idea, which actually complements the above, is to organise regular board game events at youth, community centers or homes for the elderly and/of children. Of course it will have to be just one in the beginning to test the waters but it can later be implemented at more places.

The difficulty with this is deciding the age group to focus on or at least to begin with. I am not good with children, as i lack the patience and also the experience to communicate with them. At the other end there are homes for elderly but i am not sure what the options are with this group and how willing they will be to try new things.

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Antidote, Board games

 

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2 responses to “Playing board games for charity or community service

  1. βακης

    October 22, 2012 at 14:22

    ωραια ιδεα.

     
    • Costas Taliadoros

      October 22, 2012 at 15:28

      Ως ιδέα ναι. Η εφαρμογή είναι το πρόβλημα….. 😦

       

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