25855Re: Traditional board and card gaming helping communities
- 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
> 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)
> My List
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