Tabletop games are often considered to be reserved for Geeks, Nerds, and people living in their parent’s basement. It is frequent that I run into people who either scoff at adults playing board games or are simply amazed when they find they enjoy their first experience with a Euro game. I once had a boss who made the curious statement, “Why would anyone spend 2 hours playing a board game?”. I think that statement was made more out of ignorance than condemnation, but it shows some common misconceptions that many people have. Some of the most common misunderstandings are:
- Board Games are boring.
- Games are for kids.
- They are a distraction from reality.
- They are useless/unprofitable.
- There are better things to spend our time with.