When we saw yet another debate about whether video games are destroying our fragile children, we immediately joked about how we would be more afraid that kids might damage our poor fragile board games. 😉
Before getting into board games I was more of a ‘digital’ gamer (and mobile game developer actually) and I’ve played a ton of games. I still play them, but I don’t have the time like I used to. Right now I’m playing Stardew Valley and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst and together with Heinze I’ve played quite some Helldivers, Overcooked, Rocket League and Star Wars Battlefront the past year. There was a point when I was developing games at day staring at a screen and didn’t really feel like playing games at night… staring at a screen. We made a slow switch to playing more board games and less digital games and that was a great thing. And now we’ve reached a nice balance between analog and digital entertainment, hurray!
Now we’re on the subjects of kids. We’ve gifted My First Stone Age to our nephew of six and we were amazed by the large wooden components, build quality and the smart game mechanics for children! Especially kudos for the memory part.