SPONSORED: The Future of Board Games

Future

These days board games are still fun and they do have an important role to play in our daily lives. But what will happen in 5, 10, or 20 years? As things progress, I think we might witness the extinction of “real” games.

Going Online

Just look at online game sites or even an online casino and you will see that a lot of board games are present there. There is a reason for that. More and more people prefer to play games online instead of a physical room and physical game. The reasons for that are quite simple and I will explain them in the next subtitle.

In any case, because online games are so popular, you should also expect integration in the VR department. What better way to spend your time? VR is getting more and more popular and you can see games that can be played in a virtual room. All people need to do is to design the board game virtually and the user can manually play the game. No programming needed, everything is right there and it works just like in real life. Quite convenient, isn’t it?

Reasons To Play Online

Well, the most obvious reason is that it’s easier. You don’t need to buy anything, you don’t need to prepare the board or the place. All you need to do is to go on the site, choose an appropriate game and hit play. That’s all.

Another reason to play online would be that you can play with your friends from a distance. This is important especially if you have friends that are really far away. You can enjoy a nice evening of board games from the comfort of your home.

And another good reason would be that it’s harder to cheat in online games. Few people have the know-how in order to cheat in an online game. So if you have friends that notoriously like to cheat, then an online board game could solve the problem.

Conclusion

In the not-so-distant future, we might see people playing board games in their houses with a VR headset and that’s good and bad at the same time. Human interaction might get a little more superficial…or who knows, maybe it will have the opposite effect and it will also grant us more time. In any case, I’m really interested in what the future brings. For now, online games are the best solution for many of the inconveniences of “real” board games.