The richness of the board gaming world is also that we open up to people that we would probably never meet in our daily life.
Quotes on the social context of games and gaming
Games provide a laboratory for all of us in how we deal with other people. For example, if you and I are playing a game, and we have a disagreement on the rules, what do we do? Do we fight? We don’t go to fists, we don’t walk off—we debate it. And that laboratory is wonderful, right? Because in real life, that’s what you have to do.
[…] in tabletop games […] we are the interpreters and facilitators of the experience and the social context of that is impossible to replicate. We’re the ones that take the rules and convert them into mechanisms. We’re the compilers of fun – we take the instructions and execute them for the benefit of all.