When did board games become popular?
Margaret Hofer described the period of the 1880s–1920s as "The Golden Age" of board gaming in America. Board game popularity was boosted, like that of many items, through mass production, which made them cheaper and more easily available.
Why are board games becoming so popular?
Board games are popular for lots of different reasons. The internet has made it easier for people to find out about them, crowdfunding means a wider variety and larger volume of board games are being published and people are trying to reduce their screen time.
What makes board games successful?
The components of a game, including the board, dice, cards, markers, and tokens all have an effect on the players. Great family games include components that are very engaging to see, touch, feel, and play with.
Why board games are making a comeback?
The growth isn't stopping there, as board games and puzzles are expected to yield a 1 percent sales growth rate year-over-year. New human-to-human interactive games like Hunt A Killer murder mysteries, The Oregon Trail, and Exploding Kittens have paved the way for board games to make a comeback.