Nothing made me happier as a kid then having the family gather for a fun night of boardgames. The fights we got into were big but the memories we made were even bigger.
But with technology advancing ever so quickly, will the evolution of video games be the death of boardgames? Statics say otherwise. global sales of boardgames increased to $9.6 billion in 2016 from $9.3 billion in 2013, according to Euromonitor International.
Josh Rivers, Owner of the Cardboard Cafe goes on to explain that even though their is a rise in tech industry, the board game industry has also expanded in many ways in the last few years. This includes the amount of companies creating board games. ” The board game industry used to have only have a few companies that were in control of the market but that’s now changed.”
River explains that its more than companies that have been changing in this industry, its almost every aspect of the hobby from the art of the game to the detailed story telling. He hopes to see the industry expand even more within the next few years even with the steady competition from the video gaming industry.
River states that even though technology is advancing, people will still want to gather around and have that human interaction, it makes it more memorable. “Boardgames have been around for thousands of years and their is a good reason for that”
Whether or not you enjoy the act of throwing a dice, shuffling a deck of cards or dragging around a game piece, the hobby that is known as board games is not going away anytime soon.