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?
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?