Oct 19, 2017

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.        

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  • Posted On April 29, 2020 by someone

    I realise this was written in an amiable tone and don’t want to come off as rude, so take my words lightly but let me kindly disagree.

    These are some of the worst pro-board game arguments that I have seen, honestly.

    First of, playing ‘anytime and anywhere’. Not really, board games are actually notorious for being a pain in the neck to transport and set up. Having no spare batteries is a pretty extreme scenario too, and playing a big board game with candles around does not seem very comfortable either.

    Playing face to face – ever heard of a couch/ lan gaming? ;) I don’t know how about you, but if I play video games with people, I always see them in real life (but sure, playing cs online is not the same).

    Saving money – there aren’t many hobbies that cost me more than board gaming. I’m glad I decided to quit (for the most part). Prices of expansions, sleeves, new editions, kickstarter exclusives, promos… jeez. Meanwhile, my one-time-buy computer has been going strong for 10 years, and I have a huge list of games to play, no need to upgrade. Plus, video games don’t get out of print, so I play 20-30 year old games (emulation) whenever I want, no limits.

    And finaly the last point, which is downright ridiculous and unfounded. No comments needed here, as evidence to the contrary is ample.

  • Posted On February 18, 2020 by bob

    hi

  • Posted On July 02, 2019 by Alisha Ross

    Have you seen someone cheating in a game?" I play Team Fortress 2. Everyone who plays TF2 can tell you they see cheaters at least once a week, sometimes even multiple in a day.

  • Posted On June 18, 2019 by Eve Hunt

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who had been doing a little
    homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner simply because
    I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss
    this topic here on your blog.

    Regards: Eve Hunt

  • Posted On September 24, 2018 by Ray

    Thanks I will consider playing board games again with my family.

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