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Video Games (yes) Board Games (no)

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Started: 5/3/2017 Category: Arts
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Video Games all the way! Video games are way better! The reason I think that is because people play a lot more video games than board games. Board games are just dumb!


I like board games and hope this will be a good debate.


Pro stated that the reason video games are better is because more people play them. First, where is the evidence for this? I personally see many people still play games like scrabble, cards, monopoly, etc. Second, this in no way proves that video games are better. Suppose that more than 80 percent of the population smoked. That doesn't mean we can conclude that it's better to smoke than to not smoke. I know that's a bad example but you cannot decide whether something's better than something else just based on the usage.

Arguments Against Video Games:

1. Video games are directly related to increased aggression in children that play them [1]. This is bad because aggressive children are more prone to violence and thus crimes.

Arguments for Board Games:

1. When you play board games, you interact more with other people. When you play video games, you might occasionally talk with other players or play multiplayer, but most of it is completely self-centered. Board games are better because you actually play with other people.

2. Board games are better because they require more thinking and strategy. Games like Stratego, Chess, and Risk require lots of thinking on the players part. Not so much for video games. When you play a video game, you don't have to think as much and in fact the article "Video games make boys stupid" says that there if you "give a boy a PlayStation II... it is statistically more likely to make him slower at reading and writing. He will also have more learning problems." [2]

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Posted by roadrider13 1 year ago
Yes i believe that video games are the entertainment of the era, but too much blue light is bad for your eyes. I like video games but don't forget that board games also lead to the creation of video games. Pong(the very first video game) was actually based on table tennis. Other games like Clash Royal is basically Stratego but on a phone and with blinky lights. Video games are cool but board games shouldn't be forgotten
Posted by FanboyMctroll 2 years ago
I agree 100%, video games are way better, board games are just boring games for old people. Here let me roll the dice and give you some paper money here. GAY
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