Pro : Board Games

By Briana Green, Reporter

While video games can be entertaining and can help people learn hand eye coordination they are also extremely addictive and can increase the chance of bad eyesight. Which is why board games are better. 

I do agree that a person who plays board games can achieve the same amount of socialization as a person playing video games, however when playing video games as a group the game will most likely be played all online and not at all in person. Playing board games requires people to get together and socialize as a group. Board games can bring people together, playing board games as a group can allow people to talk and laugh and actually spend time with one another in an actual real life setting instead of sitting on your couch, bed, or office chair sitting in an uncomfortable position for hours on end and ruining your eyesight. 

Board games can teach the brain how to do things like focusing and paying attention. Which can be used for good during activities like sports, school, and even work. Unlike board games, video games can become extremely costly. Most video games require updates or extra things the game will trick the player into buying. 

Most video games are more strict on age. A lot of video games are set toward a certain age demographic. A person who played a video game when they were five will not want to play that same video game when they get older if it was made for those five year old kids. But board games have such a wide variety of  game options that can be played by any person of any age for example the popular board game, “sorry,” doesn’t only have to be played by little kids it can also be played by older kids or adults

Board games can be played for years and never break, never have to be updated, and never have to be renewed.