I enjoy computer games but I derive so much more pleasure from boardgames -- the variety is just wonderful.
Also, FTFA: "Oh, one more big advantage for board games. When I play board games, I tend to drink a lot more beer than when I play computer games. As an industry, we need to work on that problem also."
I like the "....the variety of innocent delights that board games offer..." comment. While probably true when comparing them to blood and guts FPSs (hard to call any of those "innocent"), there are plenty of cutthroat boardgames that make me want to come across the table and STRANGLE my opponent. Especially my brother. But I don't seem to have the same aggressive urges when I keep getting sniped by the bastard hovering around the spawn point.
Well, maybe I do.......
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Yup, that was a fun article! We may complain about the Italian Renaissance or Egyptian themes cropping up all the time, but we still have it so much better than video game fans in the diversity of themes. I remember it wasn't that long ago when a fun, quirky video game could slip through and actually get produced, now, not so much. Ah well, perhaps that's one of the many reasons why I've played so many more hours of board games in the past couple years than video games.
To be completely hypocritical, time to go play Zelda: Twilight Princess, now there's a theme that'll never get old