Board games did not end with Monopoly or because of Nintendo. No, friends, board games live on and come in an astonishing array of types and subjects.
In fact, board game enthusiasts have found online sites to explore new games, play together, and conduct a lively conversation about it all.
One such community is the website Board Game Geek, which features new board games from all over the world. Members play and review board games and even do remote play with online friends.
The delight of board games is the intimacy of players of all ages sitting together at a table–no special controller skills necessary. Then there are the colorful playing pieces, cards and board graphics that make a tactile experience in play. Some board games even have interactive elements, such as a game about Pompeii, which features a volcano that erupts.
The library of topics in board games is truly vast.
You might expect to find a lot of fantasy–and you won’t be disappointed. War games are big. But there are also games about history, mysteries, science, and culture. All games and topics you won’t find on the shelves of big box stores.