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25855Re: Traditional board and card gaming helping communities

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  • cvonh
    Jul 1, 2006

      I'm waiting for the part where this makes sense.

      --- In Unity_Games@yahoogroups.com, Cindy <attleborogaming@...> wrote:
      > I 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
      > all.
      > 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?
      > Thank you
      > Cynthia Sulaiman
      > President, Greater Attleboro Gamers Association (GAGA)
      > http://www.geocities.com/attleborogaming/
      > My List
      > http://www.geocities.com/bcc_cindy/index.html
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