With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the chance to meet friends and play board games face to face disappeared overnight. However, technology is there to help us out and it’s possible to play games online.
Let’s consider some definitions and get a manageable scope.
I’m not going to consider computer games, that is, games designed specifically for the computer. When they first appeared, they were simple, and usually played against the computer. Games now routinely involve many players signing in and playing together in teams or as individuals, with or against other players (Massive Multiplayer Online Games or MMOs).
The computer games industry is huge – in South Korea, a spectator sport with top players going professional.
A new venture for Gladius Publications: rulesets. And the very first is a corking colonials game penned by popular veteran gamer Steve Thompson. Head on over and check out the offer – and all purchases will help Combat Stress too, with 50% of all profits going to the charity that looks after the mental health of our veterans.