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25864Re: Traditional board and card gaming helping communities

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  • Chris Almy
    Jul 3, 2006
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      Pretend it starts with "Dear helpyourcommunity.org" and it makes more
      sense. I think it went to the UG list by accident.

      -Chris


      --- 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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