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April 19th, 2003

Board Games Popularity Returning

With TV Turnoff Week almost on us again, thoughts for some may drift to how to spend that extra time away from the tube (not for me, of course, as my skull might melt if I don’t see 24 next week). In news that’s sure to please lovers of the pop-o-matic bubble and the creators of TV Turnoff Week alike, it’s being reported that board games are gaining ground on computer and video games.

I still like a good board game every so often. Pinger Matt is also a strong proponent of all things related to family gaming. There’s a human interaction you get with board games that you don’t get with video games (even two player ones). People actually talk. Weird, huh?

Anyone up for a game of Trouble or Balderdash?

Posted in Board Games

FROM: Matt
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 12:40:56 am
Heck I might break out some Baulderdash tomm. night. Or maybe save it for easter!

FROM: Game Show Man Joe [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 4:16:21 am
Two words: Trivial Pursuit.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 10:04:25 am
Trivial Pursuit is quite fine. I'm also always in the mood for Boggle, Scrabble, and even Monopoly. Yay, board games!

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 12:47:22 pm
Aggravation is the game for me. Also old fashioned card games like rummy, crazy 8, war, etc.

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 5:52:10 pm
Psh. Forget "TV Turnoff Week". We need "Unplug the DSL Week" Now I'd have some REAL problems with that.

As for great games, nothing beats getting a bunch of friends for a good game of Taboo. :)

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 8:35:31 pm
Dave! I will play Taboo with you! That's definitely my game. Being wordy has it's benefits.

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Saturday April 19, 2003 -- 8:36:12 pm
WORD. :) Taboo is definitely the party game of choice!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday April 20, 2003 -- 9:53:28 am
Dave: We need "Unplug the DSL Week" Now I'd have some REAL problems with that.

You are a cruel person. :)

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