Bonding With Adult Siblings Over Video Games

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A while back I wrote about how games can bring people together in a lot of different ways, and I mentioned hanging out with my sister and discussing video games over drinks. She’s 22, I’m 25, and we both love games. My brother (her twin) is also a gamer, and when the three of us get together it’s pretty much inevitable that we talk about what we’ve been playing lately. We all grew up gaming together, and despite our differences (my sister is going to med school, my brother is looking into bee-keeping, and I make comics), it’s something we can always count on to spark great conversations.  Read More

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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