thread: 2012-03-15 : Monster Mania Con

On 2012-03-16, Meguey wrote:

Something I find very interesting is how *full* of gaming and role-playing the US was up until the industrial revolution, maybe even to the Great Depression of the 1930s. *Everyone* played games. Card games and parlour games and charades and forfeits and on and on and on. Somewhere along the way, we got "too busy" doing "important work" - or too exhausted from same - to play with our friends. Bridge and chess and other highly structured games survived in the adult sphere, and everything else was either pushed down to 'kiddie stuff' or laid aside. I see the still-unfolding interest in games of all kinds as a return to what we all once knew - playing games together is fun!


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