During holidays, I sat down with my 4 year old so that he can learn and play a new board game. We picked Scrabble.
I started to read the rules from the instructions sheet. He interrupted and said, “Why are we reading this paper? Just find a video on YouTube. We could watch it and understand how to play Scrabble”.
I searched YouTube but did not find a reasonably good video build for kids on how to learn and play games of any form like
- Board games
- Video games
- Just good old fashioned cards/ dumb charades/ pictionary etc
We all know how platforms like YouTube have build stars and provided source of revenues to individuals. Ryan Toy Reviews is one good example and how he reported earned 11 million with his videos.
Similarly, could there be a YouTube channel where a set of kids publish two types of videos:
Type 1 : Educate
Pick all popular games and publish “How to play” videos. Since there are instructional videos, the length is restricted. May be 5-15 minutes depending on the game.
Type 2 : Entertain
In addition to the “educational” videos mentioned above, there is another type of video, which is to entertain. So, for the same game where there is educational video, there is also a long form “live playing of that game” video too. For e.g. Ticket to Ride board game normally takes may be 45 minutes to 60 minutes to finish. Record that entire play. Publish it. The audience (kids) when they want to see how the entire game unfolds and how the end result look it, they could watch this video. In this video more nuances, tricks, strategy are showcased not as a theory, but during real play between set of friends.
Anyone want to do this? I can guarantee you that I will be subscriber and will not skip the YouTube ad 🙂