I used to be big into card and board games, which should come as no surprise for folk who found me through my Star Realms: Rescue Run novel, the adaptation of the card game of which I’m still a tremendous fan.
Because I’ve had to spend so much time writing and producing the last couple years to get the business up and going, it’s fallen by the wayside a bit, but with COVID we picked it up here lately (my kids are getting a little older and able to play more complex games which is good).
Board Gaming is good for the family because you are active as a parent and regulating the content. It’s not like TV where some creeps in hollywood produced it and you never know what they’re going to say. you have a board, some wooden pieces, dice, cards, on your table, and you’re in control there for what your children see and do.
It’s also active, so you are interacting with your children, not just sitting there watching or consuming some other content.
Like every hobby, it’s not without its social justice influences at this point, but because of the nature of board games vs. something narrative like TV or comics, it’s harder for them to insert blue-haired weirdo points into the little box, which makes it the safest form of entertainment for the family.
That’s my thoughts for today and I’ll probably do a little content on the youtube channel talking about some good ones and what ages they’re good for.
For now, do pick up Spectacular Comics #2, already a #1 new release because readers are really resonating with the oldschool short storytelling style!