I've tended to go the opposite. In the mid to late 90's I was convinced that Boardgames were dead. That computer games would take over my gaming life. But in the last four years or so I have gravitated back to boardgames and seek out FtF games over the acutal board games.What has happened, is a lot of wargamings wargamers have given up on actual physical wargaming, and have either gone fully to computer wargames, or have embraced a lot of VASSAL options.
Yeah, that's one of my hopes also. I also believe that the "old" fgames, those with little glitz appeal to the eye, are actually in a better position for a come back. Can't tell you how many people said the new games are just so "eye heavy". Perhaps the KISS principle has much merit.Shipping costs may give them new life.
I agree. There are some games out there with what are cool looking counters at first but the overuse of graphics and colors can make them hard to look at after awhile and take away from function.Can't tell you how many people said the new games are just so "eye heavy".
Just curious...do you have a particular one in mind? I've seen some counters that I thought were kind of busy as well. When I first got World at War: Eisenbach Gap, for example, I said "wtf" when saw the counters. Here is an example of the same system, from the impending WWII Western Front module called White Star:I agree. There are some games out there with what are cool looking counters at first but the overuse of graphics and colors can make them hard to look at after awhile and take away from function.
Scott, is that you?I look at the counter and say Ouch. Those are what 5/8th or maybe 1/4 of an inch? Charts no longer come inside the manual usually. We always photocopied them anyway. Now with scanners thats allot easier then it was. It don't want to have to bend over a table with a magnifying glass to read all that just so I can be saved a few simple charts.