Board games should be played with family and friends


It may sound obvious, but playing board games for me at least is almost always just with family and friends. I’ve gone to gaming conferences where I have sat down at a game table and played board games with people that up to that point were complete strangers to me, but generally that is the exception. Someone commented to me the other day when I listed all the games played in the past year that they wondered how I was taking time out for my family.

And they miss the point entirely. Board games are almost always about including family. For me, when I play games it most always includes family. Sometimes games are played with neighbors or friends, but I always prefer to have at least one family member included. For me board gaming is not some isolating activity where I pursue a hobby interest on my own. Board gaming is inclusive.