Rolling dice, dealing cards and moving game pieces: Our writer and her family are playing board games as a survival strategy. Why are these games so soothing right now?
Nicholas Fortugno, a games designer and lecturer, explained why playing games with my two young children improves on our flustered attempts at homeschooling. “Games level differences in age,” he said. “If I’m a 10-year-old playing a game with my parents, the authority structure that normally governs how I behave is actually kind of released. For the purposes of the game, we’re equal.”