An evening playing traditional board games by shannejw

An evening playing traditional board games

This is a staged shot of my daughter and me playing Mancala, which is traditional game. I did try taking shots of play, but we were moving too fast. This is for this week's 52 week Dogwood challenge which is:
Story Telling: Ageing
Love it or hate it, ageing is something we all experience. So tell us the story of Ageing in a single photograph.

About the Story Telling category:
“Good photographers can take beautiful images of something. Great photographers can tell a story with an image. In this category you will take a prompt and turn it into a photographic story.”

Three good things:
1. Had a fun evening playing games - not just Mancala but Isle of Skye too.
2. I managed to eat 9/10 portions of fruit and veg today.
3. My daughter got out for a couple of walks today and hasn't needed the type 1 anti-histamine so far

Thank you for looking and your amazing comments, favs and support. I prefer to spend time looking at your pictures rather than thanking your individually below.
Great shot, it really tells a story on its own.
May 12th, 2019  
Nothing better than family playing games, even staged!
May 12th, 2019  
Great for the challenge
May 13th, 2019  
Looks like fun!
May 13th, 2019  
Fabulous shot, never heard of this game before but it looks very interesting.
May 13th, 2019  
How funny! We resurrected our game of Mancala when we had lots of friends round on New Year's Day. Hubby transformed the evening into a Mancala Tournament. None of our friends knew the game before and half of them are now addicted to it! We've had it for years, and I think we picked it up whilst living in Nigeria. It's fun.
May 13th, 2019  
nice image and now we are all going to think about learning this one :)
May 13th, 2019  
@jamibann I learned it working in a primary school running a lunchtime games club and went on to buy my own to work with other young people. I've taken it into Guides for one of the World Cultures badges. So I've played it a lot and my daughter hasn't, so it's a bit like me playing her at Love Letter, I thrash her at Mancala, she thrashes me at Love Letter. We're a lot more even at Isle of Skye.
May 13th, 2019  
Looks like fun!
May 13th, 2019  
Lovely shot. That game is completely new to me.
May 13th, 2019  
I never heard of this game. I do play board games with my grandson, trying to be interactive with him and reduce screen time.
May 13th, 2019  
nice
May 13th, 2019  
@gamelee I used to play it with primary age pupils and have it set up to play in the lunch club - it's a two man game, this variation
May 13th, 2019  
I like this in B&W. I've not played the game myself. Sounds like I need to learn how.
May 13th, 2019  
Both games are new to me :)
May 13th, 2019  
Love board games, but don’t know these. Sound brill!
May 13th, 2019  
I have no idea what game that is bit the B&W and the diagonal positioning of the hands works great.
May 13th, 2019  
i am so behind with the 52-week challenge. no motivation whatsoever. we had a similar game back in the old country but we use shells instead of the glass beads although i am sure glass beads are now de rigueur.
May 13th, 2019  
@summerfield yes, stones, shells, pips, seeds - pits in the earth - the board doesn't have to be anything as complicated as this
May 13th, 2019  
Nice capture of a fun time
May 14th, 2019  
What a nice capture - nicely done in b&w
May 14th, 2019  
I played this game a long time ago but I don't remember much about it! Good shot.
May 14th, 2019  
Never heard of this but your picture makes it look appealing.
May 14th, 2019  
Looks fun. I shall have to go google it.
May 14th, 2019  
Nice b&w, and a good story!

Ian
May 14th, 2019  
What a fantastic shot.
May 15th, 2019  
Works beautifully, love the b&w
May 15th, 2019  
Love this awesome board game,mentally relaxing👌
May 16th, 2019  
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