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18 Examples of Low-Tech Family Activities

From Wizard Board Games to Indoor Play Swings

— September 26, 2014 — Art & Design
We live in a fast-paced world saturated with technology and social media; however, every once in a while, it's nice to press pause and enjoy a low-tech family activity.

It seems like "Fun" has been so thoroughly digitized, we can't conceive of anything to do without a WiFi signal. But there is a big world out there, so if you can bear to switch off Netflix and your smartphone for an hour or two, you might actually have a real-live conversation with your own flesh and blood.

Some examples of low-tech family activities are playing a board game (Monopoly, anyone?), having a picnic or even playing a round of cards. Though these activities may seem old-fashioned, there are a range of innovative options out there to keep things interesting.
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Activity
Freshness
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Medieval Game Board Remixes
Medieval Game Board Remixes
The Chainmaille Chess Set Lets You Play Like It's 1399
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17
Bike Sharing for Kids
Bike Sharing for Kids
The P’tit Velib Program in Paris is an Extension of Its Velib Network
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16
Convertible Picnic Bags
Convertible Picnic Bags
This Stylish Bag From BuiltNY Includes All Your Picnicking Products
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15
Galactic Playing Cards
Galactic Playing Cards
This Star Wars Card Deck Shows the History of Darth Vader
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14
Artisan Game Board Furnishings
Artisan Game Board Furnishings
The Congo Quares Chess Board Bench is Inspired By The Strategy Game
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13
Retro Console Board Games
Retro Console Board Games
This Shogi Board Game is Designed in the Likes of Nintendo Game Boy
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12
Tofu Stacking Games
Tofu Stacking Games
The 'Manner Tofu Chopstick' Game from Japan is Fun and Frustrating
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11
Illuminated Ping Pong Games
Illuminated Ping Pong Games
Indigo's Glow In The Dark Table Tennis Set Ensures Hours of Fun
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10
Color-Blocked Picnic Packs
Color-Blocked Picnic Packs
'PiqueNique' Encourages You to Spend More Time with Loved Ones
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9
Comical See-Through Cards
Comical See-Through Cards
Laugh Out Lout When You Play with These Poker Face Cards
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8
Girl Construction Toys
Girl Construction Toys
GoldieBlox and The Builder's Survival Kit Teaches Important Skills
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7
Foosball Pencil Toys
Foosball Pencil Toys
The Foosball Pencil Eraser Design by Suck UK is Fun and Functional
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6
Retro Pixelated Playing Cards
Retro Pixelated Playing Cards
These Pixel Playing Cards are Cute Reinventions of the Classic Deck
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5
Elaborate Storytelling Playing Cards
Elaborate Storytelling Playing Cards
This Card Deck is Equal Parts Art, Design and Craftsmanship
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4
Wizard Board Games
Wizard Board Games
Harry Potter Monopoly Immerses Fans in a Magically Competitive World
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3
DIY Boat-Building Sets
DIY Boat-Building Sets
Set Sail and Go On Adventures with Your Own Balmain Sailboat Kit
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2
Indoor Play Swings
Indoor Play Swings
The Rafa Kids S Swing Allows Kids to Safely Play Indoors
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1
Jungle Gym Recliners
Jungle Gym Recliners
The Abooba Chair Lets Parents Sit Comfortably While Playing with Their Kids
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