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How Ticket to Ride Made My Wii Obsolete: Reflections on Family Game Night

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This article originally appeared on EngagedFamilyGaming.com, a website dedicated to providing families with the information they need to make informed gaming decisions. We’re happy to be regularly crossposting articles from Engaged Family Gaming. In this post, Ben Foster explains the virtues of games unplugged.

Have you ever walked into a living room with no television in it? It’s a little weird, right? I mean, statistically speaking the average American household has more television sets than people living there (according to a 2010 Nielsen report). It’s kind of a crazy statistic, but not one that surprises me. Read More

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Board Games are Alive and Well, Thanks in Part to Video Games

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It’s natural to assume that, with the advent of digital games, board games will soon be going the way of the tape cassette. Mobile games are convenient for anyone with a smartphone or tablet, taking up those spare minutes on the bus or at the doctor’s office, but board games are time-consuming and clunky. The average price of an iPhone app is just 19 cents; for Android that number is a measly 6 cents. Yet a board game can run you 50 bucks.

So why are board games still doing so well? Read More