In the modern world of entertainment, everything seems to be focused on the next major technological advancement.
From high-realism video games to virtual-reality gaming consoles, our world has made a shift in the last several decades towards bigger, better technology when it comes to games and entertainment.
Video games may continue to be skyrocketing in popularity, but are they really a better alternative to traditional board games?
We definitely don’t think so! While it’s true that video games can be both fun and exciting, there are still several ways that they’ll never be able to measure up to the benefits we can get from sitting down with a board game.
Don’t believe us? Check out the following ways that board games are a better choice than video games for quality entertainment:
They Can be Played Anywhere at Any Time: What are you supposed to do when you want to play a video game, but the power is off or your handheld gaming device is out of batteries? You’ll never have that problem with a board game! With no power required and easy transport, you can take your entertainment with you wherever you want to go.
You Play Face-to-Face With People: It’s true that many modern video games allow you play along with friends remotely, but that isn’t anywhere near as fun as being face-to-face with someone. With a board game, you can get back to the days of true, friendly social interaction—before the era of technology took over our lives.
You’ll Save Some Money: With advanced video gaming technology comes a hefty price-tag, and that can be a major barrier for those on a budget. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a new gaming console and the latest game product, you could spend around $20 and get a fun, new board game that gives you hours of entertainment!
- They Improve Health, not Hurt it: Video games have gotten a lot of bad press over the years, and there are those that claim that video games can have a detrimental effect on the body, as well as brain development. Board games, on the other hand, might actually lower blood pressure, improve brain function, and ward off dementia later in life.
There you have it! Video games may be a fun, popular way to spend your free time, but their inherent design limits them from providing any of the benefits of a traditional board game. So, the next time that you have a couple hours of relaxation ahead of you, don’t turn on the gaming console! Pull out a board game, gather your friends and family, and laugh your way to better health.