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Monday
Oct032011

The Wonder of Tabletop Games

by Mumbai Paused (via Flickr)There is something fascinating about tabletop games like Foosball, Pinball, Pool, Table Hockey or Ping-Pong. They are the opposite of arcade games: tangible, social, spectator-friendly, low-cost, cross-cultural and timeless. Many tabletop games even feature professional player leagues and world championships. The first video games often copied tabletop games, then evolved into an entirely different kind of experience: industrialized, complex, simulation-like, addictive, screen-bound. One of my favorite tabletop games is Carrom, a finger-pool game played mostly in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. It's simple, peaceful and has an elegant gameplay.

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I have that! I'm afghan and we play it by the fireplace, especially when the power goes out. That and Chai makes a perfect family evening
Jan 3 | Unregistered CommenterSahar
Thanks Sahar, I can imagine that the chai tea is a great addition!
Jan 3 | Registered CommenterStefan

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