There has never been a better time to be a fan of board games. From newer games like Pandemic and Ticket to Ride to old fan favorites like Settlers of Catan and Monopoly, board games are on the rise.
It shouldn’t be surprising considering how they are the anti-thesis to our social media infused lifestyles. Board games represent real, face-to-face connections. Actual words are spoken. It’s not just pictures of people’s faces and whatever they want to brag about today.
When so much of our activity is centered around computers, removing ourselves from their gravitational pull to sit around a table and enjoy friendly competition becomes all the more appealing.
You ought to be playing board games.
Relish the real interactions you have. Get in a few fights over the rules. Cheer when you achieve victory. Have a drink and some snacks with friends. You won’t regret coming back time and again to the gaming table.