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Physical board games give players exactly what they can’t get over the Internet: the shared pot of tea, a real friend who is socially bound to finish the game, the reaction of a brother having lost a third time in a row. Obviously, these are things that can’t be transferred to a mobile device.
For the scope of this article, board games will mean multiplayer, strategic, often turn-based games played on a board with pawns or meeples and sometimes with dice or cards. Dice only or card only games will not be discussed. Games with board game elements,