Has anyone seen the commercial out for the Words with Friends board game, a game which “brings you together like never before”? Words with Friends creator, Zynga, has teamed up with Hasbro to produce board game versions of its most popular online gaming apps. This also includes Draw Something, FarmVille, and CityVille.
Virtual games have become so pervasive that board games are now becoming a novel and exciting form of social entertainment again– not that board games have ever left our consciousness. Words with Friends was based on the popular board game, Scrabble – which,
yes, makes the Words with Friends board game sort of redundant, being a board game based on a virtual game based on a board game.
The Library has a collection of popular board games on the Lower Level that includes Cranium, Yahtzee, Candyland, Scrabble, and The Game of Life. Grab one for a study break! In honor of board games and the final stretch towards the end of the semester when we could all use some distraction, I’ve found videos of a few wonderful board game moments on film and television.
The Simpsons: kwyjibo
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: wizard chess scene
Animaniacs: a deadly game of checkers
Scary Movie 3: Yahtzee!