Everyone knows that video games are highly popular today. Children and adults alike will play video games for hours on end, seemingly losing track of time and absorbing themselves in the virtual world, to the exclusion of everything else. Balance is definitely needed. There is a push today to go back to the real world games of the past. Children of that time had exciting board games from the 90s like Clue, Monopoly and Candy Land to turn to when they were bored, or when a rainy day was rearing its head. Real world games have a few advantages over virtual games that can't be denied. A big advantage is that they encourage children to interact socially with other children in their immediate peer group. Although children who play video games sometimes compete against other children online, there is a social disconnection that exists. Real world games allow parents to interact with their own children as well, by engaging them in fun activities that expand the imagination and can teach children lessons about real life. You can find some of the best board games from the 90s at retail stores or online.