Fun Filled Things to Do at Indoor Playgrounds Games and Attractions

Finding indoor playgrounds games and attractions for your kids is so much easier today than many years ago. When it is raining, playing outdoors is just not an option. You can engage the children in some activities that will help them enjoy the indoors just as much. Not to mention, it also gives you an opportunity to spend more time together as a family.

You don’t have to set these playgrounds up in your home unless you actually have the space for it. There are many restaurants and attractions with indoor playgrounds for them and you to enjoy. Plan a game night and play board games, including new or classic versions. The entire family can get involved in once weekly or twice if you have the time.

Go online and check for indoor attractions and game rooms located in your area and then take the family out for a day of fun and adventure. Some things you will find in these places are areas for climbing, sliding, jumping and lots of room to run around other kids and the play area itself. When investigating these areas for indoor play look for ones that have games and other activities that are constructive and keep kids busy from being bored.

There should be an area for you as the parents to relax and have your own amusing day there as well. While the kid’s play and act out their own adventures you can bring a novel you have been wanting to read and catch some me time as well or bring the paper you have not had a chance to flip through. If you have a laptop bring it in as most places have Wi-FI access to get some work done.

Bowling alleys now are even more fun with Cosmic bowling nights where the lights are bright and colorful and the music blares. Your teens and younger children as well as yourself will enjoy the atmosphere and the family fun time you will have. For the more sporty of your children there are also indoor cages for batting practice and more. Arcades are still very popular and have even more than they used too.

Now you can play games that take you inside a virtual world and some of these places even have sections for the adults to play adult themed games. The kid’s can play games that are rated to their age groups off in another section. In the adult section you can even order a brew and something to eat while your kid’s are enjoying everything there is to do in their neck of the woods.

Other indoor specialty places also have some rides for your child to go on a adventure on. Find a place with indoor go cart tracks not only will your child love it but so will you once your competing with one another for first place. You can even find mini courses for golf who would not have a blast with that.

Laser Tag is another big hit with kids these days and can be played indoors as well as outdoors in special areas.Test your battle strategy in a battleground only lit by black lights and with your computer activated chest plate stalk your prey but be sure your chest plate does not take a hit or else you may lose. These are only a few ideas for indoor playgrounds games and attractions look to the web for many more options within your local city.

Classic Game Review: Computer Foreign Exchange

COMPUTER FOREIGN EXCHANGE (CFE) is a computer version of the Avalon Hill board game of the same name. The rules are the same and it relieves the players of all the bookkeeping required in that version. The game is unusual in two ways: it is available only for the TRS-80 and it does not allow you to play against the computer. You can play solitaire only if you play more than one “hand”. Each player represents an American business with international assets. Everything in the game is measured in dollars and the winner is the first player to amass a pre-determined amount.

Exactly how great an amount is set at the start of the game and is also a way of controlling the length of the game. Every firm will be making money, so the way to get ahead here is through currency exchange. Say you buy 1000 pesos for $100 on Monday. Friday you sell them back and only get $50. Congratulations, you’ve just halved your money! Of course, had you done it the other way ’round you could have doubled it. If you’re a gambler, you put all you can in a currency you think will go up. If you’re conservative, you spread it around so that losses and gains balance out. The “world” in Computer Foreign Exchange consists of twenty-four cities in nine foreign countries. All cities are assigned to one of the players at random, so with three players, each would begin with eight cities containing a sales office.

The trading of cities is allowed and collecting all two or three cities in a given country means a player can buy a manufacturing firm in that country which will increase your income. Those who are familiar with the board game will be glad to know that Computer Foreign Exchange allows every option, including borrowing. As a teaching tool, Computer Foreign Exchange is a first class way to learn about exchange rates, exposure, and hedging. It is a realistic simulation that will provide plenty of examples. Unfortunately, the documentation is a bare minimum both in telling you how to play and teaching you about foreign exchange. Once you learn, the game dulls a little for the same reason most Stock Market games do: the “market” is fluctuating randomly. In real life, the people who get rich at currency exchange don’t guess. Still and all, this is a decent game and a good program provided you have someone to play with. The price is right and it only takes 16K!

Baby Shower Games and Ideas – Creating Custom Crossword Puzzles and Word Search Puzzles

Are you looking for some unique baby shower games and ideas? Baby shower crossword puzzles and word search puzzles are a fun and unique party activity to determine just how much the shower guests know about the Mommy-to-be! If you want to create your own, there are free online puzzle generators that can help you. Or if you want to save some time, there are many online party planners that will create them for you.

When creating your own puzzles, you can ask the Mommy-to-be specific questions and have her provide the answers. She may also have some ideas about specific questions that she would like to include. Alternately, if they are a surprise game activity, that you don’t want the Mommy-to-be to know about, ask one of her close relatives or friends some of the questions found below.

  • What is the Daddy-to-be’s favorite hobby?
  • First name chosen for the new baby?
  • What has been the Mommy-to-be’s main complaint during pregnancy?
  • Middle Name chosen for the baby
  • What month is the new baby due to arrive?
  • What is the theme for the nursery?
  • What food did Mommy-to-be crave most during her pregnancy?
  • What food did Mommy-to-be dislike most during her pregnancy?
  • What is the name of the baby’s big sister or brother?
  • What is the name of the family pet?
  • What is mommy’s favorite hobby?
  • First name of the baby’s maternal grandmother?
  • First name of the baby’s paternal grandmother?
  • What is the name of the Mommy-to-be’s favorite restaurant?
  • What is the last name of Mommy-to-be’s doctor?
  • At what hospital will baby be born?
  • What month was the baby conceived?

If most of the shower guests are close friends and relatives of the Mommy-to-be, you can make the questions a bit more difficult by asking questions about Mommy-to-be’s food likes and dislikes, hobbies, etc. Don’t forget to include questions about the Daddy-to-be as well!

Generally, the shower guests will be a mix of close friends and relatives and also some casual acquaintances. In that case, include a combination of easy and more difficult questions. You don’t want to make it too easy… it should be somewhat challenging so the shower guests have to really think about the answers! You should try to include between 15-20 questions if possible, to make the puzzle more entertaining.

When solving a crossword or word search puzzle, everyone can do well, as most often there are enough letters to be able to make an educated guess! It is best to provide the guests with a pencil, rather than a pen, in case they need to change an answer.

Materials You’ll Need

  • A computer to create the puzzle online and a printer to print the copies.
  • Paper to make copies of the puzzle for each shower guest. You can purchase stationery printer paper that has a baby themed background image at most craft stores. Or you can also use pastel pink and blue paper if the gender of the baby is known.
  • Another option that will require a text editor, such as Microsoft Word, is to use plain white paper and add some clip art or graphics to the puzzle, which coordinates with the shower theme. Don’t forget to print a copy of the answer page and make an extra copy on good paper (parchment paper is great) so the Mommy-to-be has a nice keepsake for the baby book.
  • A prize for the winner is always a nice touch!

During the baby shower, each guest should receive a copy of the puzzle and the clues. Usually both can be printed on the same page, so you will only have to hand out one page. Allow the guests approximately 10-15 minutes to complete it.

The guest that has completed the most answers correctly is the winner! As the shower host, make sure to read each question and provide the answers. Then the shower guests that may not have known all of the answers, can learn more about the Parents-to-be!