25864Re: Traditional board and card gaming helping communities
- Jul 3, 2006Pretend it starts with "Dear helpyourcommunity.org" and it makes more
sense. I think it went to the UG list by accident.
--- In Unity_Games@yahoogroups.com, "cvonh" <curseyoukhan@...> wrote:
> 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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