On Friday, at Shaun’s recommendation, I downloaded Boggle for the iPhone.

Best/Worst decision ever.

For those of you, like me, who are plagued with a word game addiction – a new wordy iphone app is not the key to a productive weekend. Since that fateful download, I have played 5 hours and 49 minutes of Boggle.

Curiously, this morning Goss shared this unenlightening story that described how mobile gaming devices are losing sales because people now play games on their much more versatile smart phones.

Between Words With Friends, Boggle, and (apparently) Taboo it’s good to see that party-style board games are jumping on the smartphone bandwagon too. That said, I can’t help but wonder, once tablets (or MS surface equivalents) gain more market share, will regular board games go fully virtual?

If nothing else, clean up is a heck of a lot easier.

2 thoughts on “Boggled.

  • 2/28/2011 at 4:03 pm

    I dont think Boardgames will go the way of the DS/Dodo. Mobile gaming that a handheld offers is replaced by the phones cause now we only need to carry one device around with us, and along that train of thought one poiwer cord, no cartridges and so on. Its a matter of convenience.
    Boardgames on the other hand are supposed to be big ordeals. They are a game played amongst friends in a social atmosphere. Will there be virtual boardgames? Yes. I recall a summer when Ben, Jon, Andrew Oleson and I all played Monopoly every day for weeks on end from our respective office jobs. But nothing beats getting together with your friends and destroying Detroit with lasers and Legless Soldiers.

  • 3/4/2011 at 8:06 am

    It’s hard to argue with Kurt when he is so darn right. After all, where would Legless be if he had legs? That’s right….NOWHERE.


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