Parents Who Play Casual Games Are Likely to Play Games with Their Kids
I suppose it might be a little intense for a family to go raiding together on WoW. Family discussions around who’s letting their character drop behind in levels might get fairly heated.
Popcap games released a survey yesterday which found that 92 percent of casual gaming parents and 66 percent of casual gaming grandparents will use casual games to bond with their children. Considering that you can pick them up and leave them with little effort, it makes sense that they would be a source for family gatherings.
“The universal appeal of casual games makes them a great activity in which the whole family can participate, with each generation enjoying the games in different ways while also enjoying the interaction with other family members,” Mark Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies at Nottingham Trent University, said in an article on ElectricNews.net.
Increased broadband capabilities have created more of a demand for casual games now that more can be downloaded in such a short time. Not only that, but developers are competing for the marketshare of casual gaming, which holds more sway than MySpace, YouTube and Facebook.
Board games might be in trouble.