Board games making a comeback

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With Christmas around the corner, parents are gearing up for the mad rush to buy their kids the latest gadgets and high-tech toys. But Bob Moog, president and founder of San Francisco’s University Games, suggests a board game instead.

Are board games making a comeback? Board games are experiencing a renaissance in the 21st century. After several decades of decline, Americans are turning back to the board game as an excellent choice for both family entertainment and party entertainment.

What are some of the things board games have that video games do not? Board games are intergenerational and have a much broader appeal than video games. Unlike a video game that is limited to only one or two players and a screen, board games can be played by the entire group and are a very interactive experience.

Why should parents try to get their kids interested in board games? Parents can easily get their children to play board games if the parents are willing to put down their iPhones, iPads and computers long enough to play with their children. The more excited and interested that parents become with family game play, the more excited the children will become. 

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