What do you play?

In this very digital age, games are quickly becoming less cardboard box and more xBox. Most of the games we played as children, either at a table or on the floor, can now be found on almost every handheld device or home gaming console. Monopoly, scrabble, chess, checkers, spades – all games that used to require another human to be fun, can now be played on your phone, pc or tablet. Human interaction is becoming obsolete….or is it?

Recently, games that began on the internet can now be found in stores. No really…..you can go a buy Angry Birds, Bejeweled and Words with Friends game. Right now. What I don’t understand is why?

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As a mother to almost eight year old twins, I would much rather they shoot birds across the screen on their tablets than my living room to kill the pigs. I personally don’t think this game translates well to the real world. Bejeweled either. Words with Friends just baffles me. I mean, isn’t it Scrabble for us ‘old schoolers’? Maybe I am missing something with this one.

Needless to say, someone figured they could make MORE money by offering up these games to people without a cellphone or tablet or pc. What I want to know is, where are these people exactly? My twins have tablets, and they have friends, in second grade, with iPhones……

Everything doesn’t translate well. I think these three games are evidence of that. What do you think?

One Response to What do you play?

  1. I like bejeweled. I can't get into that candy crush addiction. LOL

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