Why Tabletop Games Are Better Than Video Games

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This is so true! I’m also a fan of old school video games, but now it’s really starting to seem like that closet full of boardgames I had when I was kid is preferable to the headache of data storage, battery life and updates. Check out http://www.pastgo.net for more!

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chess loadingThis week, and much to my wife’s dismay, I’m on a tear about video games.  Now—before you get the wrong idea: this isn’t going to be some psychological or sociological diatribe about how video games ruin children’s brains or disassociate us from reality or undermine the fabric of family or any of that nonsense.  Pshah.  Let me say right up front that I love video games.  I don’t play them as much as I used to, and I’m hopelessly stuck in the 80s and 90s when it comes to video game eras, but I do not reject video games on principle.  In fact, I may have it in me to write an entirely separate article on the psychological, sociological, and educational benefits of video games, but that’s not this article.  This article is about why video games suck.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Glenda says:

    OMG! Our church just had the same thoughts and we are retracting things like chess and scrabble !

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    1. mliae says:

      Are you serious?! That’s great!! 😀

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