Thursday, July 21, 2011

Board Games

I just visited a few blags and forums of my fellow friends and I realized something. Where did all the board game players go? I was a huge fan of games like Monopoly or Risk when I was young and I know for a fact that many of my friends liked them, too.


Sure, there are a lot of games and a lot of players still out there, but with the continuous progression in technology and the increased focus on video games and online play, more and more players are turning away from the old and traditional custom of sitting together on a big table and playing a board game together.


When I visit my family we still play these games and when I wander through a few of the stores in town there are still a few of new board games every month, but is the majority of players really playing them or are these games just an anachronistic hobby for a minority group?

12 comments:

  1. I agree, board games have.. well are being phased out. It makes me miss my childhood. Sitting around, playing board games. Actually communicating with them haha. Oh well, I really want to try out Dungeons and Dragons to be honest ;o

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  2. Risk was always big at our family occasions, monopology ... not so much due to quite a bit of cheating! haha then it evolved into playing risk on the pc, guess I never thought about it like this though! I'm going to try bring out a board game at the next family event! see if I can get anyone to play or if i'll just get laughed at haha

    great blog, keep up the work man

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  3. Ehh I dunno, it depends on the parents. I played a board game with a group of kids last week. Played Monopoly with the GF and won by a landslide. Oops. :)

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  4. whoa! you have some mindblowing stuff in here, as always! good job!

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  5. my favorite was monopoly.
    then came scrabble.

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  6. That's right it's dangerous and hard but we should try and satisfy our curiosity :)
    Thank you for visit, you're always welcome.
    Take care :)

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  7. Monopoly and Clue were big family games in my family. Never got into Risk into later in life.

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  8. I play Monopoly almost every month haha :) never gets old

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  9. Drinkopoly ftw! :D
    All kidding aside, I loved Monopoly and Risk.
    And I owned at Monopoly. Nobody wanted to play with me any more 'cause I really rocked.
    Anyhow, following and supporting, mate! :)

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  10. I still represent the board game crew! Party in a box.

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  11. i still play monopoly every now and then...me and my housemates play scrabble 2 or 3 times a week thou

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