25853Traditional board and card gaming helping communities
- Jul 1, 2006I wanted to let you know that we have linked to the
helpyourcommunity.org website. If you have a banner
I would like to put it up on our website.
Though the Greater Attleboro Gamers Association(GAGA)
does not qualify for inclusion in the
helpyourcommunity.org website, we have never the less
noticed and promoted non gambling board, card and
miniature gaming as a way to keep kids of drugs and
out of trouble. We have found it to be successful.
On your list of "101 Things You Can Do" you list video
games but not board/card/miniature gaming as something
to do with or for kids.
Video gaming provides less human to human interaction
than the traditional gaming we do. Often when parents
approach us about joining the club they like that the
very nature of the traditional, non video games,
human interaction is necessary. They often feel that
even when playing side by side on a video game that
there is an isolation element there, that is not part
of face to face traditional gaming.
Unfortunately in this world of technology, video games
are often the first thought while board/card/miniature
gaming is an after thought, if it's even thought of at
Also most video gaming is violent, while only a
portion of board and card gaming is. With new games
like "Ticket 2 Ride" http://www.ticket2ridegame.com/ ,
"Carcassone" http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 ,
and "Power Grid"
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2651, (to name a
few), there is a wider choice of the type and style of
game, than video games or just the Monopoly/Risk/Sorry
games of old.
Maybe you can add to the video game suggestion, board,
card and miniature games/gaming?
President, Greater Attleboro Gamers Association (GAGA)
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