Open Topic:
Video Games vs. Board Games. Who wins?

Aug 06, 2013

Alright, time to possibly start riots.

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As always, there's a game for that.

As I said before, I'm going to be shifting over to the non-electronic form of gaming for a while as my main focus, but before I post a few of those, I'm curious... why play board games at all? I mean, we have computers, and game consoles, and the internet. Why have machines to keep track of all the rules for us, to help find us opponents... Why bother with trying to organize and collaborate with people when we can have it done automatically?

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Not to mention, when this World War starts, you might get punched by your friend if you are in the same room.

Now, granted, I'm asking a lot of these questions and I have personal answers to them. A lot of them are also over generalized on purpose - there isn't exactly an easy 'answer', or one side actually better than the other. I mean, we have card games that have been turned into video games, and video games that have been turned into card games...for myself, I actually really enjoy Magic: The Gathering's Duel of the Planeswalkers, while I play Resident Evil's card game spin off every time some of my friends upstate visit.

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Better than the cards themselves, or does it lose something?

What I really want are some honest thoughts about it - choose a side, or, if you don't have one, just post your thoughts...what do you usually play? Are you someone that hasn't tried board games since CandyLand? Maybe you are a huge Dungeon and Dragons fan, and have decided that computers are too expensive to upkeep. We really want to hear from you on this one, and, I promise, my posts for the next few months will be happy to answer any questions or 'arguments' given.

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Too much effort, or just too awesome?

Tell us what you think in the comments, and lets get a dialogue going.


Wyatt Krause

Editor-in-chief, Co-founder