Board games and tabletop games are having a bit of resurgence. In the past few years sales have increased on average 20% a year across the board (excuse the pun). I’m sure you’ve heard about things like Game Cafe’s opening (there seems to be a Cafe for everything now).
I’ve played games since I was a child from board games like monopoly to role playing games like Traveller and Dungeons and Dragons. Due to work and other factors in my adult life I have moved around a lot, I once worked out in a 10 year period I’d lived in 19 different places! So because of my mobility I was unable to keep up with my love of RPGs (which I would still love to play again). Board games however are much easier to play off the cuff with smaller numbers. I am lucky that my wife also loves boardgames and we are planning soon to get back to our boardgame evenings when we can either stop a Pandemic, sink a battleship or strive for world domination.
I’m planning on covering specific games in detail over the coming months. So stay tuned for some dice throwing, spinner action.
Jolin, Dan (2016). The Rise and Rise of Tabletop Gaming, The Guardian.com. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/25/board-games-back-tabletop-gaming-boom-pandemic-flash-point